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Contents of issue October 2009

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Resident Tourist
Photographs by British Photographer, Henrietta Challinor
Moscow Set in Stone: Daziaros Lithographs. The Girl Who Sold Her Soul To The Devil And Won. Poligraphic Department of the Vhutemas- Vhutein. Teachers and Pupils...

Russian Lesson
How to say It depends
Your Moscow

Prospekt Mira
The fourth of an essential guide to favorite residential areas.

Theater Season Opens in Moscow
Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. The Sovremennik Theater.
High Days and Holidays

October Holidays
State and Religious Holidays in October

Myths and Reality of the All-Russian Exhibition Center (VVC).
Book Review

The Quest for Radovan Karadzic
When buying The Quest for Radovan Karadzic you will get two books for the price of one.

The English Language Press
Over the last year, the English press in Moscow has been facing major challenges coming from a lack of finance in the midst of a crisis and growing competition from online media.

An ancient Yakut legend has it that God was once flying over Yakutia and his hands got frozen (as well they might) so he dropped all his treasures.

Ballets Russes in Moscow
Sergei Diaghilevs Ballets Russes at the Tretyakov Gallery.
Art Shopping

Moscow Biennale
The Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art is now on and has taken over up to 50 exhibition spaces throughout the city.

Russian Wine Country Update
The grape harvest is closing in Russia Wine Country, where about eighty percent of the countrys wine grapes are produced.

Peter Mamonov as Ivan the Terrible in Tsar
The film Tsar, starring Peter Mamonov and Oleg Yankovsky, directed and scripted by Pavel Lungin, opens in Moscow in November.
Restaurant Review

Osteria Montiroli
Osteria Montiroli was high on my new restaurants to review list, despite the financial crisis which keeps growing larger.

Paying through the phone rather than the nose
I may be in the minority in mall-mad Moscow, but I do try to spend at least part of my life in places where it is physically impossible to make a cash transaction.
Real Estate
2009 was characterized by a change in the make-up of expats renting elite apartments.
Relocating employees is no easy task.
Financial Overview
Data clearly shows that there may not only be light at the end of the tunnel for the Russian economy.

Football: From Journalist to Footballist
Usually journalists like to look scruffy, untidy, unkempt and undernourished and their team made sure that tradition was kept with, in its entirety.
Out and About

Aliye Parusa and Passport
Passport people past and present attended the opening of a fascinating photo exhibition by Svetlana Privalova.
Mexico Celebrates its Independence
The 15th of September is a significant day in Mexico, thats why it is always celebrated at the Embassy of Moscow at 4 Lavrushinsky Pereulok.
St. Andrews Church Fete
Her Majestys Ambassador to Russia, Anne Pringle, opened this years fete at St. Andrews Church.
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 29 the Scottish community in Moscow, and its friends, gathered for a Stramash on the island in the Krasnaya Presnya Park, near the World Trade Center on the Moscow River.
CERBA annual general meeting and a joint event with ABIE
On August 27 a CERBA Moscow chapter held an Annual General Meeting which took place at the Marriott Grand hotel.

Fred and Fred Jr got a couple of packs of Freds favorite childhood movie snack, the melt-in-your-mouth-not-inyour- hand classic, for an evening DVD.
Michael Romanovs Diary
With autumn now galloping gloomily on, it is perhaps time to relive some of the memories of high summer with its glorious days of sport.

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