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Contents of issue February 2010

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...
Who Is The Fairest of Them All? Naum Granovsky: photo chronicles of Moscow.
English 19th-20th century posters at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
‘The more you see, the more you know’ – this saying by Aldous Huxley best describes visual art as a means of communicating information.
Russia Pays Homage to Chekhov
The year 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), one of the greatest dramatist of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Ethno Village
A three-hour drive to the southwest of Moscow takes you to an unusual settlement called ‘Ethnomir’ (‘Ethno- World’) that is not on the map of Russia as yet and is difficult to describe using normal cartographic labels.
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Russian Language
How to

MMOMA is 10, Yeah!
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art is celebrating its 10th birthday with an exhibition. This is an ‘open doors’ project.
The ‘Vosmidesyatniki’
‘Populated Islands’ v. Unlimited Nihilism of the Contemporary World: Artists of the 1980s.

Major Russian Films coming out in 2010
In late 2008 and early 2009, the global financial downturn hit the Russian film industry in a big way.
High Days and Holidays

What’s On in February
Men`s Day

A Sweet Entree to 2010
14 February: St. Valentine’s Day. 16 February: Mardi Gras.
Book Review

Imperial Sunset
Empire by Dominic Lieven and Russia’s Empires by Philip Longworth.
Real Estate

Your Moscow (8)
Chistiye Prudy - The North East.

Dog Sleigh Rides in Moscow Oblast
About fifty kilometres north-east from Moscow there is a farmstead-cum-dog breeding centre, specialising in Siberian Huskies, called ‘Akulova Gora’.

Another ‘Lisa and friends’ tale
“Boris In Bother Again” (another ‘Lisa and friends’ tale, no.3).
Family Pages (3) puzzles
‘Visual Ellipsis’. Triangles in the shape. Sudoku.
Restaurant Review

Meat Restaurant
Miasnoy Club (Meat Club), a Novikov creation, has taken over the space previously occupied by Biskvit, which opened in 2001 and became one of Moscow’s early fashionable restaurants.

Third Round to Stephen Lapeyrouse
Part III in Passport’s series of articles on obtaining a residence permit in Russia
How to Make Expatriate + Relocation = Success.
Real Estate
Sometimes in order to see or predict the future we don’t have to invent a time-machine or go to a fortune-teller.
Lived, Lives, Will Live.
Deidre Dares!
Dare to ask Dare.
Out and About

Moscow Dragons Rugby Club New Year’s party 16 Jan
New Year, new season.
Rally Drives Moscow
On Sunday 17th January the Russian Automobile Federation held the prizegiving for its championships for 2009 at a lavish ceremony in the famous Yar Restaurant on Leningradskoe Chausse.
Russia-American Relations at the Rotary Club of Moscow
On Wednesday 20th January the Rotary Club of Moscow International heard a talk by Erik Rubin on the subject of “US-Russia Relations”.
New pubs: John Donne/Jean-Jaques
The twinned bistro and pub complex ‘Jean-Jaques’ and ‘John Donne’ are among the high spots of the west end of Moscow’s social scene, on Tverskoi and Nikitsky Bulvars.
Rock’n’Roll will never die
If you think that rockabilly, the original country / hillbilly version of rock’n’roll is dead outside of the southern states of the US, you may be in for a surprise.

Russian Reflections, A Personal View
Avatar and Red Pinkertonism.

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