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Contents of issue April 2011

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Education Briefing

British Council
University choices interest every family. PASSPORT has been reporting on the popularity of the various education fairs (see Out & About November 2010 and March 2011).
Editors Choice

Faberge Eggs
The beginning of the 20th century saw the birth of artistic firms producing high-quality jewellery that we still admire and crave for.
Dance, Music, Festival
Tango Music,Easter Festival
Michael Kenny
The name of Michael Kenna is usually associated with landscape photography.
Theatre Review

April Recommended Theatre
Two angles, four people. The Karamazovs. Boris Godunov Preview of the coming Opening Night.
Art History

Russian Symbolism
The word symbolism derives from the Greek Symbolon and means a symbol, a sign.
Travel

Mexico
For many Russians, their first acquaintance with Mexico started back in the 1990s when Mexican telenovelas flooded our TV.
Your Moscow

Tolstoys House
Near the centre of modern Moscow, though a place which a hundred years ago was in the country, there is a cozy little home-estate which was once owned by Leo Tolstoy.
Octoberskaya
Muted with melancholy gray, drab slab architecture, and with Lenin looming over a windswept square, Soviet-era Oktyabrskaya may initially fail to inspire.
The Way It Was

Feminism in Russia
Russia, as other medieval societies in Europe, never excelled in treating women as being equals.
The Way It Is

Juries in Russia III
Juries were established in Russian in 1866, contributing to the democratisation of the judicial branch of government.
Traffic Jams in Moscow
A typically dark, grey, icy day mid-December last year. About 4 pm Moscow local time.
Ex-pat Tax
The world is experiencing its fifth year of financial crisis. While some countries (mainly BRIC) are recovering nicely, Europe, the US and Africa are mired in a financial quagmire.
Real Estate

News
Moscow authorities want to see more hotels and residential buildings to be built in the center of the city as opposed to office centers and shopping malls.

Russian Lesson
How to say: How much / how many?
Real Estate

Real Estate Taxman Cometh
Over the last few months, the issue of introducing a new real estate tax in Russia has been heavily discussed.
Restaurant Review

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee came to Moscows shore with a wave of post-crisis, trendy Asian restaurants that has included Nobu, Megu and Kinki.
Wine & Dining

Myskhako: war, peace and wine
It feels weird, to the point of claustrophobia, to stand in the tiny underground cell.
Restaurant Review

Azerbaijan (restaurant)
In the fall I watched the progress of the construction of Azerbaijan Restaurant along the Moscow River in northwestern Moscow.
Out and About

The Future of Moscows Nightlife
Hello everyone! Its been two months since youve been updated on the always changing Moscow nightlife scene.
The Geneva motor Show
Shortly after seven oclock in the morning. Not exactly a time when youd normally see a lot of locals or visitors running around.
The NOS Prize
On Friday 28th January a small but intense crowd of literary folk gathered in the central hall of the Polytechnic Museum, just off Lubyanka Square, to participate in the NOS Literature Prize award ceremony.
Family

The trouble with ginger cats
Once upon a time there was an English lady who lived in- Moscow. She was a bit batty, if you know what I mean.
Puzzle page
Easter Symbols. Fox cubs & Easter eggs please decorate this puzzle with Easter eggs! Mini Sudoku.
Book Review

Stalins Children by Owen Matthews
Owen Matthews book, Stalins Children, goes to the heart of the émigré experience in relation to Russia.
Personal Opinion

View from the Misty Isles
Britain continues to play its role as a world power as David Cameron follows in the footsteps of Tony Blair, working for peace in the Middle East.
Deidre Dares
Ex-pats and Russians alike ask celebrity columnist Deidre Dare questions about life in Moscow.



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