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Editor's Letter


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This month is all about making hay while the sun shines. The summer is so short in Russia that we wanted to find as many ways as possible for you to enjoy yourselves out of doors at a polo match, at a music festival, on rollerblades, on a summer terrace

Victor Huaco is of course not really a buccaneer but when you read our interview with him I think you will agree that the role of swashbuckler comes naturally to him.

In our Polo feature we give you the history of the game, and we also look at how much money you will need to play it. Yes, you need money to play polo; but you dont need money to watch. Entrance to the Russian Polo Cup is free, and you can take a picnic. In our Shopping pages we give you some ideas about what to take with you and even where to order the catering. And if you turn to our Wine page, theres a very good Chardonnay at less than 500 roubles.

How much do we think about you? Let us give you the Countless Ways to Keep Fit. But if all that activity seems like too much hard work, then you could plan a trip to the spa towns of the Caucasus, in the footsteps of Simon and Sarah Roberts.

Dinner with the Business Editor this month is with Roland Nash, of Renaissance Capital. His business is about looking ahead. If you ask him nicely, he might give you some tips to help you make enough to play polo.

Theres an art to eating outside, and in Dining Al Fresco weve been looking at which restaurants have really thought about making the most of the weather.

Back to polo. for want of a shoe the horse was lost which is why we gave The Last Word to Anna Koryakovskaya. Democracy.

Jeremy Noble

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