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Contents of issue May 2009

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Eugene Kisin in Moscow
Naples, my Love! English Horse Racing at the Moscow Hippodrome. European Days of Opera. Gogols Anniversary at the Historical Museum. Flowers the Residue of Paradise...
Mamo Mia!
The mad musical alternative universe that is Eurovision has arrived in Moscow.
A Look into the Future
Arch Moscow 2009, the largest and most prestigious architectural event in Russia focuses on promoting young architects.
Art History

Artist Olga Bari-Aizenman
When the Russian art world threw off the obtrusive clichés of socialist realism, galleries and art critics began to focus on new names.
Anatoly Bichukov
Is there a joy more sublime than the joy of creation?
High Days and Holidays

The May Holidays
State and Religious Holidays in May
Religion

St. Catherines Church, Moscow
There are temples of worship for numerous faiths and confessions in Moscow.
City Beat

Izmailovsky Park
Moscows Izmailovsky Park market is for many expatriates a regular weekend activity, a perfect place to browse for gifts or curios for their apartments.
The History of Kiosks
After the ex-Soviet ex-Union abandoned the planned economy we are lucky to witnesses the growth of a new and distinctively Russian economic system.
Travel

Kamchatka
After an ungodly predawn start and seven leg-numbing hours of climbing, we scrambled up to the Avachinsky volcanic crater to be greeted by a view of nothing.
Mongolia
It was a popular saying in Soviet times, referring to the fact that Mongolia may lie outside of the Soviet Unions borders, but there wasnt a great deal of difference from what lay inside.
Kargopolye (The Russian North)
The Russian North has always held an attraction for those who harbor a desire to get away from it all, and discover the Real Russia.
Ballet

Napoli Ballet and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater
The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich- Danchenko Music Theater celebrated the Day of Theater on March 27, 2009 with an opening night of the ballet Napoli.
Sport

Expat Over 28s Football League
May 2003 just short of 6 years ago but in Moscow years, its almost a lifetime.
Wine

Four Years of Bordeaux Wines
After our recent visit to Paris, Knights of the Vine Russia (KOVR) Commandeur Suprême John Ortega suggested we try French wines for our next wine tasting.
Film

Russian War Films
On May 9th and the week before and after that date, there are always plenty of films and programs on TV devoted to war themes.
The Animation Industry in Trouble
The Russian animation industry has recently suffered a major blow, as the economic downturn has hit the entire local entertainment sector.
Restaurant Review

Nobu. Opening in Moscow
He walked directly by our table, unmistakable, and joined a group of about 15 that had been trickling in over the previous hour.
Columns

Legal Column. Daniel Klein
Each month Daniel Klein fields corporate legal questions posed by Passports readers.
Financial Column. Matthew Partridge
The stock market has increased, in both ruble and dollar terms, and the latest purchasing managers surveys for both manufacturing and services are at their strongest balance since October.
Real estate Column. Michael Bartley
Any tenant has the right to terminate a lease agreement; the civil code requires 3 months notice, but most lease agreements contain a clause requiring one-months notice.
Flintstone tells Wilma where the money has gone
As Fred handed over the rubles to pay for Fred Jr.s school, Fred asked Wilma if she thought the school would try to raise tuition.
How-To

Get a bicycle or scooter in Moscow
The numbers of cyclists and scooter-riders in Moscow has been increasing in recent years, however there are still far fewer than in most other European cities.
Out and About

Design for All Seasons
At the beginning of April IKEA put on an exhibition called: Design for All Seasons.
Russian Fashion Week
Opening on March 29th provocative and influential European designers previewed their Fall 09/Winter 10 collection at the 18th Annual Russian Fashion Week (RFW).
British Business Club
The regular British Business Clubs March meeting was held at the new 4-star Park Inn Sadu Hotel, located on Bolshaya Polyanka Ulitsa.
Gaudeamus Igitur
One of the best things about living in Russia is that every so often you discover something new, quite incredible and unique.
Curling Helps Disabled Children
The Non-professional Curling Cup in aid of disabled children took place in Moscow on April 4 at the Moskvich Ice Palace.
Moscow Warming to Global Warming
Global climate change is becoming more and more of a mainstream issue around the world.



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