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Contents of issue August 2011

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Editors Choice

Music, Art, Exhibitions
Strelka Sound. Dali Retrospective. James Turrell at Garage. Russian National Orchestra: summer music season. Natura Mortaclassical compositions in photography. Young Art at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Ballet Review

The Summer Ballet Seasons 2011
Summer is usually a bit quiet for the Moscow theatres. A lot of the companies go on tour and avid theatre fans have to wait until the fall opening of a new season.
Education Briefing

British Council
PASSPORTs summer education briefing comes just before the clock starts ticking for 2012 applications.

The JAPANCONGO exhibition at Garage is German artist, Carsten Hollers, take on Jean Pigozzis collection of Congolese and Japanese contemporary art.
Your Moscow

The Esenin Museum
In Bolshoi Strichenovski Pereulok in Moscow, surrounded by modern buildings, there is a two-storey wooden house in which poet Sergei Esenin lived in from 1911-1918.
Night Clubs

Summer Nightlife Update
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, no matter how much some of us may be tired of the glitz and glamour that surrounds Moscow nightlife, there are alternatives out there.

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, often called the Northern capital of Russia, has always attracted tourists from all over the world.
I am the kind of a person who rarely likes to travel within Russia.
A Day Out

Off to See the Boss
For some people the Boss is Bruce Springsteen; for others it was Margaret Thatcher.
The Way It Is

Layers of Expats
An expatriate (ex-pat) is defined as a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the persons upbringing or legal residence.
Russian Banks
There have been many stories in the news recently saying this or that foreign consumer bank is shutting up shop in Russia.
The Environment

Tampering With Nature
In 19321933, 5 to 10 million people died throughout the USSR. The dignity of people was destroyed when they ate dogs, cats, field mice, birds, tree bark and each other.
The Way It Is

The Cost of Living in Russia
Moscow rarely makes the international headlines for any positive reasons.
Real Estate

Interview with Irina Yulmetieva
Irina Yulmetieva, Head of Residential Real Estate at Four Squares, spoke with PASSPORT about recent trends and prospects in Moscows residential rental market.
Sale of abandoned buildings could rake in up to $800 mln. Average Moscow apartment sells at 8.1 million roubles. Moving state agencies to Moscow region could improve traffic situation. Foreign investors return to office property market.

The Russian Language
Clothes shopping.
Restaurant Review

Tinatin is the new Georgian spirit that replaced Bagration in the sprawling three-story building just south of the South Korean embassy.

Living Accommodations in Russia
According to Russian Civil and Housing Legislation, renting in Russia is made by agreement; the first party (landlord) agrees to provide to the second party (lessee) housing for rent.
Restaurant Review

Weve known for months that Glen Ballis, the chef that made Nedalny Vostok such a sensation, planned to open a new restaurant with Arkady Novikov.
Wine & Dining

Shooters Bar & Grill is a great new pub located at 46 Novoslobodskaya, 10 minutes from Mendelevskaya or Noveslobodskaya Metro station.
Out and About

4th of July at the US Embassy
On 4th July the United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Mr John Beyrle, and Ms Jocelyn Green hosted a party at the Ambassadors Residence.

The Summer holiday travel quiz. Holiday Sudoku. Seaside Word Search. Mini Sudoku August 2011.
Clarice and the Tea Leaf
A Brainy Bird Tall Tale (no.1).
Book Review

Dacha Idylls
There are surprisingly few books published about dachas. Last year I reviewed the only historical study in English.

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