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Contents of issue December 2009

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Tabakovs Theatre. ART. The Sovremennik Theatre. Sublimation of Love.
Anonymous Heroes of Moscows Photographic Chronicles. One Thousand Years of Orthodox Pilgrimages. Commemorating Poltava. Faces of History...

Woodcarving in Gorodets
Gorodets is an ancient town on the banks of the Volga.

How to:
Just say Hello!
High Days and Holidays

December Holidays
State and Religious Holidays in December

Visa Problems
The migration policy of the Russian Federation regulates the number of people able to travel to, and work in, Russia.
RBCC Russia Talk 2009
This years RussiaTalk forum was the first organised by the new Russia Director of the Russia-British Chamber of Commerce, Chris Gilbert.

Christmas Tasties
The first in a series of seasonal cooking tips, always easy and quick to make, and using good value local ingredients.
Special Christmas Menu from Mamma Giovanni
Veal rack on bone in herbs with potato fondant. Risotto of lobster. Hot Grappa with raspberry.
Book Review

Airport books for those flying home for the holidays
The Associate by John Grisham. Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer.

Diemas Dream
True charity is the desire to bring benefit to others, without considering the benefits Helen Keller.

Russian Fashion Week
The renowned Moscow event, Russian Fashion Week (RFW), ended this weekend with a fully-packed RFW after-party in The Most club.
City Beat

Club History III (1997-2001)
Another type of nightlife came to Moscow from 1997-1999, completely different from the epoch of Titanic, Utopia and Manhattan clubs.
Real Estate

Your Moscow (6)
East Central: Kitai Gorod

Chukotka Diaries
Chukotka has been in my dreams for two weeks now, and I keep checking the Chukotka daily weather forecast.

Lisa flies to Lapland
A story for travelling with children
Rendezvous With Childhood
Two times a year the Studio 11 Gallery hosts an exhibition dedicated to new childrens books from Arbor Publishers.

Banya Bliss
The Russian soviet writer, Zoshchenko, captured the everyday absurdity of going to a banya the naked man has no pockets to keep his locker key in.

If I cannot smoke cigars in heaven, then I shall not go.

Tis the Season: Wine Buyer Update
The past two Passport wine articles covered the Russian and Ukrainian wine industries respectively.

In a recent survey of 154 multinational corporations, 68% said that they expect to ramp up short-term assignments.
Andrei Sado
Dear all, I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! I think what we all need is a very long holiday.
Out and About

End of Season Football Booze-Up
Saturday 24th March was a night to remember for members and guests of the Allianz Rosno Expat Football League.
Alvin Leung at Ne Dalny Vostok
The occasional celebrity chef who visits Moscow is likely to share wares at Nedalny Vostok.
Whisky Tasting
On the 16th of October, Russias leading whisky importer held a gala evening for customers, friends and connoisseurs at the Kollektsia Vin shop.
An Unctuous Eulogy to a Friend from England
Christmas is coming, you are alone in Moscow, a long way from home.

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