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Contents of issue December 2007

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Passport Picks

Editor’s Choice
“Moscow and Muscovites”. Ice Skating. Snowboarding and Skiing. Blue God’s Resurrection

Federal Trade Fair for Light Industry
The Federal Trade Fair for Light Industry “TextileLegProm” is the main venue for forming market ties between Russian Light Industry and trade.
Maturing Russia. Part 2
In last month’s issue of Passport, we wrote the first in a three-part series on Maturing Russia.
Bio Gourmet
Being a gourmet means being a person who knows a lot about good food and wines, and who enjoys choosing, eating, and drinking them.
Security 2000
Moscow is full of security guards, bodyguards...
Cover Story

Passport Season Party
A miracle! Like restaurants in most cities, four years makes you an institution!

Astrakhan: Russian Silk Road City
Inside the walls of the Astrakhan Kremlin, brides wander the main square with their grooms.
Rising to the Victoria Falls
In 1855, British explorer David Livingstone described the Victoria Falls as having “scenes so lovely (they) must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
The Arts

Soviet Art at mid 20th Century
Tahir Salakhov (b.1928) devoted his paintings to the dedicated toiling of the Soviet people and the industrial landscape of his native Azerbaijan.

Russian Knights Strike France
The Russian Knights of the Vine were fresh off our Russian-French Champagne Shootout, that appeared in the October issue of Passport.

Books Review
Anna Karenina. Medved. Pavarotti Forever.

Sparkling Shopping to Please the Rat!
It is said that we usually spend the next year the way you meet the New Year in.
Everyone likes the crust of freshly baked bread. In Russian, this is called the “gorbushka.”
Dining Out

Winter in the Alps
Who doesn’t dream of flying through high altitude powder under an azure sky and a blinding sun before relaxing with a ‘vin chaud’ and a fondue in front of a log fire?
Executive Chef Alexander Kutepov
Enthusiastic, ambitious, and young: These are the words that came to me as we spoke.
Restaurant Review

In April, Yuri Navarro, chef at Moscow’s long-time institution, Santa Fe, launched his own restaurant.

SAD Lights for Winter Merrymaking
SAD lamps: Have you heard of them?
Pechatniki Part 2
When last we saw Fred, he was outside the City Service for Towed Vehicles.
Kaliady – Belarusian Style
During our long cold winters, it’s easy to imagine that we’ll never see the sun again.
Out and About

Charity Ball
Action for Russia’s Children had a unique concept for raising money for the seven charities it supports in Russia.
Presentation of ArtVille Décor Studio
On October 25 the new studio of decorative art “ArtVille” held its opening in the boutique hotel Ma Maison Pokrovka Suite Hotel.
Gala Wedding at Parisien Restaurant
On September 1, two Moscow celebrity luminaries swore to each other their love and fidelity.
Vik Muniz Presents His Works at Manez
The Moscow House of Photography made gave the city another treat with the November 1 opening of Vik Muniz.
Dancing into Business Week-days
“Miller” and “Zeppelin pro” have new offices on the Thirty-Fifth floor of a newly built Moscow Buisness Center Tower.
Russian Silhouette In Search of New Fashion Designers
Barely had the Russian Fashion Week finished in October, than the Russian Silhouette Foundation started looking for new, young designers.
The Last Word

Dr. Alla Anastos
Dr. Alla Anastos Talks to Sophie Larder
Cover Story

Russian Grandfather Frost!
Everybody knows him. He is easy to recognize by the red jacket and pants, by the white beard and huge moustache.
Out and About

Razgulyaev-Dobronravova’s New Collection
Designers are an interesting lot.

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