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Contents of issue May 2011

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Editors Choice

The Medici were a family of Florentine bankers who rose to power in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Varvara Bubnova
The Tretyakov Gallery opens a display of art works by Varvara Bubnova (1886-1983), a well-known Russian artist.
Russian Posters
The beginning of the 20th century in Russia, as in the rest of Europe in terms of art and design, can be called the era of Art Nouveau.
Inspiration Dior
Inspiration Dior is an exhibition held at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts that is promising to become one of the most spectacular attractions of this season.
Art, Music, Festivals
Alexander Labas. Arte Povera. American Jazz Jamboree. Classical Music Extravaganza for Russia Day.

The Kudrinka Dance Group
The Kudrinka dance ensemble has carried on world folk dance traditions in Russia for almost forty years.

Quick Nightlife Update
We continue the update on Moscows nightlife. Its springtime.
Education Briefing

British Council
University in the USA. The Other Option.
Theatre preview

Coming on
Pushkin Fairy Tales in Music and Dance. The Demons. La Esmeralda. Medea.
The Tenth Chekhov International Theatre Festival
The Tempest staged by Declan Donnellan with Russian actors is to open the Festival on 25 May.
History of Art

The Jack of Diamonds Group
Jack of Diamonds was the name of an exhibition of artists that took place from December 1910 to January 1911, exactly a hundred years ago.

In this overcrowded, superfast world of ours, one sometimes longs to take ones foot off the accelerator and escape far away from everyday problems and routines.
The Way It Is

Non-verbal Truth
Im an actor and I work as an actor. Being an actor is easy: all you have to do is pretend to be other peopleother people who can afford to buy shoes.
Artist in Residence
On a busy weekday afternoon at the end of March, I took some time to visit artist Davina Garrido de Miguel in her studio.
The Less Secret Seducers: Advertising in Russia
The Way It Was

Juries in Russia IV
The lawyers, courts and juries of late-Tsarist Russia had two opponents of their ideal of the rule of law.
Real Estate

Shortage of inexpensive rental apartments.

Russian Lesson
How to make plans for the May holidays.
Real Estate

As summer approaches, Moscow residents who dont own dachas, begin thinking about renting one for a few months, a tradition that has been going for at least a couple hundred years.
Your Moscow

Belorusskaya: this lively corner of Moscow, writes Vladimir Gilyarovskiy in Moscow and the Muscovites.
Wine & Dining

Summer Verandas
LUCE café and bar. Restaurant Vesna. Everyday Terrace.
Restaurant Review

As I walked down 2nd Brestakaya Street from Belorusskaya station one evening, a mutely lit restaurant, full of smartly dressed young diners, beckoned from large street-side windows.
Out and About

An Exhibition of Vivienne Westwood Shoes 1973-2011
If there were no Vivienne, she would have to have been invented.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Russia
Even if a child lives with his parents, he often dreams of having an elder brother or sister.
St Patricks Day concert
This year, St Patricks Day was celebrated differently from they way it has been in recent times.
AEB & World Bank Briefing
The UK Embassy and the Association of European Businesses hosted a top quality economic briefing by experts at the World Bank at the end of March.
Australian Film Festival
On Wednesday 16th March the 9th annual Australian film festival opened at the Khudozhestvenny Theatre in Arbat square.
View from There

Old fart lonely heart
As a bitter and twisted old fart, typical of my generation, I spend lots of time sitting in front of daytime TV, ranting and raving at the news.
View from Here

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

Sputnik and Splatnik
After the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarins historic space flight in April, it is worth remembering that the event which really inaugurated the space age happened four years earlier.
This remarkable novel was inspired by Josef Fritzls incarceration of his daughter Elisabeth, however, we get to look at two peoples imprisonment from a very unusual perspective.

Puzzle Page
Looking Up! Feeding Foxes. Mini Sudoku.

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