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Contents of issue November 2011

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Ehibitions, Recreation
The wide choice of SPA-presents – the real New Year’s dreams. Leading us Astray. NIGHT FLIGHT. LINOLEUM in Free Fall. Brodovitch: from Diaghilev to Harper’s Bazaar. Secret materials: x-raying a Boeing.
Art, Music
William Blake at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Quod Est Veritas? C’est la Vie. Chamber Music from Salzburg.
Literary Moscow

Andrei Bely’s memorial apartment
Today we are going to visit one of the apartments on the 3rd floor in the house on Arbat street, number 55, the memorial apartment of Andrei Bely, the only one in the world.
Your Moscow

Kievskaya: Seedy, Soviet, and Loaded
The environs enveloping Kievskaya Metro station bring to mind swarming markets, high-end shopping, and the seamy underworld known to all major train stations.
Theatre Review

“Don Quixote”. “Meet the Orchestra”. “The Russian Exercise-book”. “Gorbunov and Gorchakov”
Education Briefing

Autumn is the season for getting applications together for next year’s universities.

How Can Foreign Employees Avoid Becoming Victims of Employers in Russia?
While in Russia, the employment of a foreign citizen is regulated by Russian Labour law regardless of country and employer for which the employment agreement was concluded.
A Day Out

Circuits Close to Home
The general answer to the problem of taking exercise is to find something you enjoy doing, then do it regularly.

The Polenova Estate
With the busy life we lead we often get stuck in the city for many long weeks and weekends, surrounded by huge buildings, by noise and fumes from cars, with little greenery to mitigate the urban experience.
The Island of the Sleeping Volcanoes
It’s grey outside. Impenetrable clouds lie like lead over everything.
The Way It Is

IWC starts its new season
The IWC is the largest women’s club in Moscow and is open to all expatriate women and men residing in Moscow.
Russia’s Public Relations Dilemma
As I walk around Moscow I am constantly reminded of Russia’s transformation in the last 20 years.
Press Briefing by Alexey Venediktov
Many foreigners would love to know the answer to the question: what kind new Putin be when he takes office again next year?

The Russian Economy
Will enough soft-soap clean up the Russian economy?
Economic Outlook
The near term outlook for the Russian economy is better than the outlook for the US or Eurozone economies. Corruption is a problem for Russia but not disabling.
Restaurant Review

Café Champion
Café Champion is an excellent Azeri restaurant located near metro novaslobodskaya, between the ING bank Building and the VimpelCom/Beeline buildings. It hosts one of the best “Shaslishniks” in Moscow, and at low prices.
Out and About

Trafalgar Ball 2011
On the night of Saturday the 15th of October, many subjects of Her Majesty, along with several others, gathered in the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel.
Life Is All Around
A Monday night in Moscow. Already tired from one day at work. An invitation to the theatre, no real desire to see a performance that lasts only one hour. Must be something wrong with this.
Real Estate

How Is Sobyanin Doing?
The capital’s construction and development industry has been up in the air, as City Hall began a major revision of previously concluded investment contracts.

Winter Quiz Training. Another Moscow word search. Mini Sudoku. Micro Sudoku.
Clarice Takes a Curtain Call
A Brainy Bird Tall Tale (no.4)
Book Review

Up and Down the Greasy Pole
Anyone who wants to know what really happened between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and wishes to understand the narcissistic psychosis that is at the centre of modern democratic politics should read this fascinating, sometimes horrifying, but rarely dull book.
The Last Word

Sir Paul McCartney in Moscow
You do need to know about this concert well in advance to be able to get a ticket. Sir Paul McCartney is in Moscow in the middle of December.

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