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Contents of issue February 2009

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Passport Picks

Russian Holiday Calendar
The February holiday calendar presents an eclectic mix of religious and secular occasions as if the country is trying to compensate for the lack of sunshine and winter tiredness.
Editors Choice
Cossacks Are in Town. Maxim Vengerov. Ulyana Lopatkina, Dmitry Gudanov Nijinsky Pavlova Gala. James Blunt, Physics and Lyrics. Glass Heart on Zemlinskys Sleeve...
Museums and Galleries
Pushkins Tales on the Paths of Kolomenskoe. Photographic Mosaics by Sergey Burasovsky. Theory of Love for Color. Vladimir Shirokov. Black and White Stars...

How to: Take a Gypsy Cab
One of the best aspects of Moscow life every other car is a taxi!
Art History

Antonina Sofronovas Sad Yet Creative Life
Antonina Sofronova, a Russian artist, created her inimitable paintings and drawings in the first half of the 20th century, and died in 1966, a virtually unknown artist.

Flying Out Our Dreams
A jet-set life filled with adventures, foreign beaches and mysterious strangers all wrapped up into a fantasy of flying airplanes around the world are the stuff of schoolboy dreams.

Russian Film Industry in Crisis
The ongoing financial downturn has pummeled the Russian film and TV series industries.
Book Review
Not the cheeriest of thoughts but something many of us talk about these days.
City Beat

Rocknroll and Teddy Boys in Russia!
Rockin behind the Iron Curtain; the old Huey Piano Smith number has come true (despite the disappearance of the Curtain itself)!
Tolstoys Moscow House
At last! I have found my perfect house in Moscow.

Vilnius. The Old and the New
Moscow is proud of its 20th century, having become a capital then and with appropriate buildings to mark its new significance.

Nikolay Grishko, maker of superb ballet shoes
Like the craft industries of many countries, traditional Russian hand-made goods and their makers have dwindled, replaced by manufactured substitutes.

As Russias film industry came to grips with the freedoms and commercial responsibilities of post-Soviet life, it was the Peculiarities series which helped forge a new, slapstick style.
Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) Program
Approximately twenty years ago the former USSR finally stopped being a closed country. Russians were given the luxury of traveling and seeing the world.

Sicilian Wine in Moscow
This month we are taking a new approach to help our readers select the best wines available on Moscow shelves.
Restaurant Review

Experience Japanese Cuisine at Benihana
If you are up for a healthy meal with plenty of rice and seafood dishes, then go Japanese.
Dal Capo and Buddies
A slew of new restaurants opened as summer came to a close in Moscow and openings continued unabated throughout the first stage of the Russian financial crisis.

Two Movies
During the past year Fred has been watching two movies play out in Bedrock.
Daniel Kleins Legal Line
Each month Daniel Klein fields corporate legal questions posed by Passports readers.

Registering a Car
There are several ways that you can register a car here, depending on your legal status.
Out and About

Ninth Birthday of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art
When a museum celebrates its jubilee, like humans it invites its friends other museums, receives presents and prepares something delicious for its friends.
Awarding Pierre Cardin in Moscow
Pierre Cardin visited Moscow once again, this time to receive a distinction from the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
Silver Camera Awards Ceremony
This exhibition of photographs which opened in December at Manezh had an unusual opening ceremony.
Brit Expat Holds Exhibition
Peter Hainsworth, a long-time British expat painter held an exhibition at the Moscow Academic Arts Lycee of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Moscow Big Legal Smoke
On December 8, Passport Magazine sponsored Moscows fi rst legal networking party, referred to as the Moscow Big Legal Smoke.
Turkish Art: Grand Viziers Style Opening Night in the Kremlin
On the 17th of December, the Kremlin Museums director Elena Gagarina invited honored guests to the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the art of the Ottoman Porte.

Moscow Train Stations
Moscows main railway stations

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