Passport magazine: Russian lifestyle
Home Archive

About Us

From the Publisher

Contact Us

Current IssueArchive
Restaurant GuideRestaurant ReviewsInternational Food BlogsWine TastingsTravelMoscow EmbassiesAirlines to RussiaMoscow AirportsCustoms and VisasResidence permitMoscow Phone DirectoryMuseums and GalleriesWi-Fi Hot Spots in MoscowClubs!Community ListingsMoscow Downtown MapMoscow Metro MapRussian LinksInternational Links
Advertise with Us
Our Readers - a profileAdvertising RatesDistribution List
Click for Moscow, Russia Forecast
Our Partners
Knights of the Vine RUSSIA

Contents of issue June 2008

 Download June 2008 issue in .pdf (Adobe Reader is required)
Passport Picks

Editor’s Choice
Festival of Classical Ballet. The Ten Tenors. Okean Elzy. StereoLeto 2008. Usadba Jazz: Aristocratic Open Air. Russian National Dance Show. Kylie Minogue. STOMP ’08: Brighter and Louder.
June in Russian History
Important Dates in History

Film Review
Sex and the City: The Movie. Timur Bekmambetov is Wanted
Book Review
Nature and Wildlife in the Russian Countryside
Music Review
Laima Vaikule’s Greatest Hits

Driving Inflation – Russia’s Current Curse
The Russian government, which watched its 2007 inflation target go up in smoke, was looking to bring it back under control with a 2008 target of about 8 percent.
Art History

Lidia Masterkova’s oeuvre
Artist Lidia Masterkova is one of the living legends of Russian post-war avant-garde art.

What to do in Moscow in June
As summer is upon us, Passport invites you to take a walk outside … Moscow.
White Nights in St. Petersburg
“Step out onto the pavements of Nevsky Prospekt, and you step into the atmosphere of a fairground,” wrote Gogol.
The real Varykino: Boris Pasternak’s summer dacha
“Leave that cloud-dweller in peace,” Joseph Stalin said to an underling at the height of the Great Terror, when the arrest of Boris Pasternak (1890–1960) was proposed.
Cover Story

Pop diva and animal lover Laima Vaikule talks to Passport
Laima Vaikule is a Latvian singer, actress, director, and choreographer.

Ray Nayler on the Ring Line (that’s the Brown Line to you and me)
During a planning meeting for the Moscow Metropolitan, the engineers presented a map of the metro’s radial lines.
Dachas: Where have all the city-dwellers gone?
The Skhodnia dacha settlement outside Moscow is a classic Soviet-era dacha development, where the citizen could get fresh air and grow otherwise hard-to-obtain fresh fruit and vegetables.
The sculpture garden at the Central House of Artists
One of Moscow’s great advantages is that its most enjoyable and thought-provoking sights are very often the cheapest.
Real Estate

Red October Chocolate Factory
When I first arrived in Moscow over three years ago, I remember every so often, usually at night, breathing in a waft of something sweet, deliciously sweet.

On the way to Beijing: Buryatia
Hidden behind the Soviet-style excesses of Ulan-Ude are living communities with unbroken traditions of spiritual and moral values that stretch back to the 17th century.

Drink: Cote du Rhone wines
This month’s wine tasting was inspired by the Valence area in the heart of the French Côtes du Rhône wine region.

A Renaissance in Russian
When back in 2002 the movie Antikiller became the first Russian movie to gross more than $1 million at the domestic box office, it was taken by many as a sign.
Restaurant Review

Eat: Else Cafe
I’d heard raves about the food at this quiet restaurant near the expat colony of Pokrovsky Hills.

Jonathon Curtis on being a young expat in Moscow
Six months ago, I found myself facing a big decision: Continue tripping down life’s simple, steady path in my native Sydney or move to the other side of the world.
Lipp Service: Linda on the horsey set
One night, as I was walking home around midnight, I heard the unusual sound of a galloping horse coming up from behind.
Fred Flintstone: Why buy a Zhiguli?
The sight of two middle-aged Bedrock women reminded Fred that he should prepare his readers for dacha season.

A Small School in a Big City
Over the last 15 years, Moscow has grown into a bustling, lively metropolis.
Brushing up on Dentistryin Moscow
After completing dental school in Russia, Dr. Andrei Volkov received additional training and experience in North America.
Legal Line

Daniel Klein’s Legal Line
In a new column, Passport’s legal correspondent Daniel Klein fields legal questions posed by our readers.
Out and About

Bacardi Says Don’t Drink and Drive
Bacardi Limited has announced a new campaign to promote the responsible use of alcohol.
Ground Zero For Lovers
On April 26, lovers from all over Moscow flocked to Pushkin Square to see a three-ton heart-shaped ice sculpture.
Museum Night ‘08
While Museum Day has been observed in Russia for several decades, Museum Night, is, at only three years old, a newer tradition.
Vladimir Pozner On America
In 1935, beloved Soviet satirists Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov arrived in New York to start work on an assignment from Joseph Stalin himself.
Big Brothers and Sisters
On Saturday, May 17, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moscow hosted its 3rd “Celebrating the Miracles” event for Moscow Bigs and Littles at the Holiday Inn-Vinogradova.
Comics From M’ARS
From April 24 through May 11, the KomMissia 2008 International Festival of Narrative Drawing was held at Moscow’s M’ARS Center for Contemporary Art.
MONÉ Awards
On April 24 the MONÉ Beauty Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Mir movie theater in Moscow.
Russian Art at the Irish Embassy
On Friday, April 18, the Irish Embassy in Moscow hosted an informal cultural evening featuring the work of contemporary Russian artists.
Victory Day Parade 2008
Victory Day Parade 2008 (photo)
The Last Word

American Center director Marisa Fushille
Marisa Fushille is leaving Moscow this month after 8 years as director of the American Center at the Library for Foreign Literature.

 Copyright 2004-2012 +7 (495) 640 0508,,
website development – Telemark
OnLine M&A Russia Deal Book
Follow Us