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Contents of issue July 2011

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Music, Art, Photography
Buena Vista Social Club. Classical photography gallery. Donizetti Masterpieces. World Press Photo. More than fashion: the Gundlach collection. Lumiere brothers: early 20th century in photographs.
Education Briefing

British Council
PASSPORTs fourth Education Briefing gets down to the detail of how to apply, successfully! Applications ought to be sent by November (earlier for some courses, and places e.g. Medicine and Oxbridge).
Night Clubs

Interview with Don Craig and Doug Steele
We are now well into the summer, its been a year since the Nightlife section has thrived at the PASSPORT Magazine Moscow, today its our Birthday!

Art Nouveau architecture in Russia
Art Nouveau in French literally means the new art and Jugendstil in German a young style.

Moscows future expansion
It is a perennial mystery why Russia, with so much land at its disposal, builds up rather than out. It is not as if the land around cities like Moscow is especially valuable agriculturally.

How Do Foreign Citizens Register by Place of Residence in Russia?
Foreign citizens make frequent visits to Russia and travel extensively throughout the country.

The Crimea
If you need heat to chill, then I recommend the Crimea. I visited in early May and it was already warm, with the greenery sprouting vigorously.
The summer is here, and the most impatient travelers have already started making their plans!
A Day Out

Cycling Part II
Part 2: The Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
The Way It Is

The Cheese Man
I visited Jay Close, in the middle of the Russian countryside, 55 kilometres north of Moscow in a small village called Mashnitsa.
At a time in my life when I had reached my early 40s, a baby arrived and, soon after, we were posted to Moscow from Slovakia.
The Way It Tastes

A beautiful July sunny afternoon at the home/dacha of PASSPORTs owner, John Ortega, and an invitation to an important shashlik event. How could I refuse?
Your Moscow

Sometimes the beaten path offers unbeatable comfort, like well-worn shoes with a perfect fit.
Marina Tsvetaevas house
Borisoglebssky lane once stretched from the Church of Boris and Gleb on Povarskaya street all the way to the famous Sobachiya Ploschad, among Arbats side streets.

The Russian Language
! Time for a well-earned holiday.
Real Estate

Prokhorov wants to build concert hall and night club. Sobyanin cancels waste-processor plans. St Petersburg developer launches major project in Moscow. Khrushchevkas replacement program to be completed by 2014.
Interview with Georgy Dzagurov
The post-crisis future.
Restaurant Review

Uzbekistan Restaurant
Do you want to try authentic Uzbek food?
Out and About

Africa Day
23 May is the anniversary of the formation of the African Union (then OAU) back in 1963.
Irish Poetry
On Monday 13th of June, a small group of Irish and Russian poets and poetry-lovers gathered in the Irish Embassy for an evening of readings and chat, as well as delicious food and plentiful liquid refreshment.
Children of Russia to Children of Japan
There could not be a better day chosen for this event than the International Day of Children.
Happy day with RBCC
On Friday 17th June the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce sponsored a very entertaining party at the end of a short course they had run for women on how to present themselves in business.
BBC At Sea
Photo Ian Mitchell.
Russian Bears
The Russian Bears have made the world cup finals!
Book Review

Pawns in the Game by Daniel Johnson
White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War was Fought on the Chessboard.

Puzzle page
Summer holiday relaxation. Around Moscow word search. Summer word pairs. Mini Sudoku July.
The Bejewelled Newt (II)
The music master was planning a Christmas concert for all the birds of the air, as well his protégé, the shy and strangely bejewelled newt.
View from There

Bringing Barbeques to the Barbarians
Its summer. Beautiful bodies appear on the street, shed their winter skins and remind us what a joy it is to be a smart mammal with 3D, high-resolution, binocular vision.

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