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Contents of issue October 2008

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Passport Picks

Editors Choice
Beauty and the Beast in Moscow! Bossa Nova Festival. Goran Bregovic and Alcohol. Amfest 2008. Jazz 08
October in Russian History
Important Dates in History.

Cinema review
Still Art House after All These Years: Perceptions of Russian Cinema Abroad
Book review
An Historians Foray into Fiction
Music review
Theyre Coming ... Cant You Hear Them?

Russian Lesson
How to Say: Excuse Me
Art History

Alexei Aizenman
The end of the 20th century saw the start of an interesting process in the artistic worlds of Russia and Eastern Europe.

The New Folk Music: A Primer
Folk music conjures images of old bearded men in chunky knit sweaters tapping out the beat with sandaled feet (and socks, of course), right?

An American Architect in Moscow: Frank Williams
Architect Frank Williams battles challenges as he builds a tower in Moscow that is to be Europes tallest.

Russian Reality Television
We dont want the television script good. We want it Tuesday.
Pagan Russia
A pantheon of pagan gods, deities, and spirits ruled over Slavs souls in Kievan Rus (the political ancestor of todays Russia) up until the 11th century A.D.
City Beat

Day Out in Moscow
Ostankino Tower
Star Interview

Salon Magnate Alexander Glushkov
Do you like French Impressionism? Are you a fan of Claude Monet? Do you ever go to the beauty salon?
Real Estate

The Feng Shui of Moscow is about to Change
For much of the past year, airwaves and fiber-optic cables worldwide were filled with words and images of the construction going on in Beijing in the run-up to the Olympic Games this past August.

Kazakhstans capital city is 10 years old!

Its all too easy to get lost in Moscows urban jungle, with the natural world being something half-remembered from the airplane window on descent into Sheremetyevo.

CSKAs Trajan Langdon
As basketball season begins, the 2007-08 European champions Moscow CSKA (pronounced tse-SKA) are gearing up for another successful run.

In Grand Havana
This months wine tasting was held at Moscows Grand Havana Room, a private cigar club off Slavyanskaya Square.
Hospitality News

Hospitality News
Artistic Tea Drinking. Opening of the new KAI restaurant at Swissotel. Dymov 1. Casta Diva. Marriott Courtyard. New Menus at the Baltschug Kempinski...
Restaurant Review

Long Awaited
Floridita has been long in coming to the Old Arbat, now about three years since first announced.

Lipp Service
As summer faded away in Moscow, I made a trip out to my favorite outdoor activity park.
View from the Top
The Jetsons and the Flintstones met when child prodigy Elroy Jetson first broke the time barrier, and Bedrock hasnt been the same since.

That Hollywood Smile
There was a time and many of us remember it when unattractive, uncomfortable orthodontic devices were an unavoidable fixture of the pre-adolescent experience.
Legal Line

Daniel Kleins Legal Line
Each month Daniel Klein fields corporate legal questions posed by Passports readers.
Out and About

The British Business Club
The British Business Club held a superb Garden Farewell Party in honor of the outgoing HMA Sir Antony Brenton in recognition of the vigorous support to the Business community in Moscow.
Design Act 2008
Design Act 2008 Each year, Moscows Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art gathers together design ideas from all corners of the world for a three-day forum called Design Act.
The New Adventures of Italians in Russia
Its been a long time since we heard the name.
Nurturing Young Collectors
Pop/Off /Art Gallery has taken upon itself the important mission of supporting and nurturing the next generation of art collectors.
What do professional ice hockey players do when they retire?
They make wine. Or at least thats what Soviet and Russian hockey great Igor Larionov does.
Mega Fashion Tour
The Mega shopping mall chain kicked off its autumn season with a fashion show tour of Russias biggest cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, and Yekaterinburg.
Autumn Marathon
The 28th Moscow International Peace Marathon was held on Sunday, September 14, bringing together runners from 400 Russian cities, over 40 countries, and five continents.
The Best of Geos Photos
The photographs on display represent some of the best work published in Russia GEO magazine.
Kudrinka Kids
This summer, young members of the Kudrinka Dance Ensemble traveled from Moscow to Cincinnati.
The Last Word

Passport Poll
If you could make one change to the city of Moscow, what would it be?

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