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Contents of issue September 2008

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Passport Picks

Editors Choice
What to do in Moscow in September.
September in Russian History
Important Dates in History.

Cinema Review
Russian Directors in Hollywood.
Book Review
A Journey to the Heart of Russia?
Music Review
Dont judge a book by its cover...or a CD, for that matter!

Russian Lesson
How to say: How much/how many?
Art History

Nikolai Vechtomov
Artist Nikolai Vechtomov died on July 2, 2008, at the age of 84 after a lifetime of ordeals.

Banking on Russian Women
In a country where men are still the dominant players in both politics and business, the idea of starting a womens bank may not immediately open hearts, minds, and wallets.

Shukhovs Radio Tower & the Roof of GUM
Many of Moscows most fascinating sights are also the cheapest.
The Alexander Blok Museum
For those of us, like myself, who are not native speakers of Russian, it is perhaps best to approach Russian poetry through the environment in which some of it was made.

Father and Sons
The Russian government has designated 2008 the Year of the Family.
Improvise This!
City Beat

Cinepanorama in the Land of the Soviets
Wide, sunny alleys, bronze statues of workers and collective farmers armed with the implements of labor, a rocket launcher at the ready.
Elysium on Tverskaya
Tverskaya Ulitsa near Pushkin Square is familiar turf to most Muscovite pedestrians.
Star Interview

Mikhail Turetsky
Mikhail Turetsky heads a very popular and equally unconventional group on the Russian musical scene.

Lord Novgorod-the-Great: King of the Castles
For Russians, Novgorod means Nizhny Novgorod, Russias fourth-largest city, situated on the Volga.
Hospitality News

Hospitality News
Barvikha Hotel & Spa to Open This Fall. Dewars Whisky Academy Comes to Moscow! Golden Apple Hotel Falls into Autumn!..
Kid's Stuff

Once upon a time
Russian Childrens Literature.
Restaurant Review

Beef Bar
Moscows new Beef Bar is a new branch of the Monte Carlo hotspot that also has locations in Barcelona and Nice.

Hans + Masha = Love
Unlike countries, love has no borders. For a foreigner, though, entering into the bonds of matrimony in the Russian Federation has its own set of hurdles.
Fred first heard about Traffic Why We Drive the Way We Do, the recent bestseller by Tom Vanderbilt.
A Day at the Dacha
Uggg 5:30 am. Its not the fresh air of the Russian countryside south of Moscow that has awoken me, but a mirthful mushroom enthusiast named Andrei.
Lipp Service: Our Lady of Izmailovo
The Izmailovo market has its charms and can certainly generate a pull on your purse strings when you go out there to buy a birthday or Christmas gift.

Small Patients are EMCs Biggest Responsibility
Most doctors work hard to treat and diagnose their patients. For pediatricians, that task can be especially difficult.
An Apple a Day
After completing medical school in Russia in 1990, pediatrician Nadezhda Magarina continued her training at St. Joseph Hospital in Paris in the allergy and dermatology department.
Legal Line

Daniel Kleins Legal Line
Do you have a Russia-related legal question youd like Daniel to address? Then tell him about it.
Out and About

A Walk with Van Gogh
This summer, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts organized an open-air, open-to-all exhibition, using the walls of buildings in the center of Moscow as the gallery.
Mercury Polo Cup 2008
On June 28 and 29, the sixth annual Mercury Polo Cup was held at the Otrada equestrian complex.
Paparazzi Master Class
Paparazzi Master Class Today the term paparazzi couldnt be more familiar, but we owe it to Paparazzo, the photographer character in Federico Fellinis 1960 film La Dolce Vita.
Uruguayan Independence Day
On July 18, the Embassy of Uruguay in Moscow celebrated 183 years of Uruguayan independence with a reception.
In the Swing
At this years Inteco Russian Open Golf Championship, held July 24-27 in Moscow, everyone was speaking Swedish.
On August 8, the Whiffenpoofs, Yale Universitys all-male a cappella singing group performed at the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Last Word

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