This issue of PASSPORT contains two articles you should not miss. First, talented Russian-American journalist Alex Osipovich takes us inside the world of contemporary Russian art. Alex took a series of exclusive interviews with top names in today’s art scene and here he paints a sophisticated and nuanced picture of the state of Russian art. Second, we profile the remarkable Rosie Swale Pope who is making her way around the globe on foot. Martine Self caught up with Rosie while she was catching her breath in Moscow at the end of March; she tells us what it’s like out on the road and how you can help support her favorite charity – the Kitezh orphan community 300 kilometers south of Moscow.
This month we also launch a new regular feature called Tips for Living. Our aim is to provide a forum for expats to share practical tidbits that make our lives in Moscow easier and more enjoyable. What’s the cheapest taxi service from Sheremetyevo, where can I order flowers online, how can I get books shipped from abroad without paying a fortune? Send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and – if we publish your idea – we’ll send you a gift certificate for $25 at the Starlite Diner.
Happy Easter. See you in May!
J. Quinn Martin