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Contents of issue February 2011

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Editors Choice

Concerts and festivals
Dance for life. Star-violin. A winter festival of orchids.
Museums and Galleries
Family photo album. Bygone atelier of photography. Gothic and Renaissance Art. Grande Parade, Fellini. Unbelievable St Petersburg by Alexander Kitaev. A dedication to Tatlin.
The Czech film, Protector
At the International Film Festival in Volokolamsk.
Russia Art History

Russian Avant-Guard Art of the 1910-1930s
In discussing the art of the 1930s. I am confronted with a dilemma: how can one write about the 1930s without the 1920s and the 1910s?

Fur is a girl`s best friend
Fur has always been dubbed Russias soft gold.

Apart from appearing in pub quizzes as one of four countries in the world to only contain one vowel, Kyrgyzstan rarely makes the international headlines.
The Way It Was

During 1993 Russian`s incomes started to rise against inflation, a little.
Oh Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Moscow
Handels Messiah, with its uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, must be one of the best-known works of classical music in the West.
Shock Troops part II
After an arduous three-month training period, the Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) were assigned to such militaryindustrial cities as Volgograd, Samara, Nizhni Novgorod, and Rostov.
Beria`s mistress comes out of the closet
Nina Alexeva was pursued by the press in 1993 after a researcher working in Soviet-era archives found her name in the address book of Lavrenty Beria, Stalins secret police chief.
The Way It Is

The Juries Out on Juries in Russia: part I
Of all the issues that separate Russia from the rest of the developed world, the question of the rule of law is the most intractable.
Your Moscow

Taganka: The Haunts of Intelligentsia and Blue-Collar Grit
A stones throw southeast of the Kremlin, the Taganka district possesses quite a character quite distinct from that of the city centre.
Chekhov`s House and Museum
A Literary Walk around Moscow. Part I.
Real Estate

Real Estate News
Realtor points out decline in demand in upscale rental market.
Internet Services at Home
It is hard to imagine a contemporary home without satellite or cable television and high-speed internet connection.

Russian Lesson
Get ready for February in Russia.

Vinodelnya Vedernikoff: genuine Russian wine
That November morning was unkind. The milky white fog that had descended upon the river Don was thick and impenetrable.
Vinzavod, literal translation wine factory, was the term used in the former Soviet Union and now in Russia for the plant and facilities that manufacture a grape-flavored alcoholic beverage called vino (wine).
Restaurant Review

Get Kinki
Sorry, Kinki is not a Gentlemens Clubits a fish, or for our purpose a restaurant in the Krylatskaya suburbs of northwestern Moscow.

An Interview with Campbell Bethwaite: Secrets of Moscows Nightlife
Did you know that some of the keys to a successful nightlife project may also include a circular amphitheatre bar along with an elevated Go-Go dancefloor?
My World

Dare to ask Dare
Ex-pats and Russians alike ask celebrity columnist Deidre Dare questions about life in Moscow.

Puzzle Page
Prize Quiz! Another PASSPORT innovation.
Pileloop III
Pileloops Festival. Part III
Moses supposes...
Moses supposes... Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare.
Book Review

The Forsaken by Tim Tzouliadis
As the population of the United States passes 300 million and the population of Russia declines from less than half, it is worth considering a time when the situation was exactly the opposite.

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