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Baltschug Kempinski Privilege Club

Starting from August the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel invites its guests to the new Loyalty Program called Privilege. The status of a privileged one is a great help for the hotel to serve for the comfort of the client and foresee the wishes and please the habits. The membership card is also giving special discounts for accommodation. It offers 20% off on the weekends and the restaurants 10% off of Baltschug Kempinski. The only thing one will do to feel special is to buy the nominal card the price for a privilege is not so high 1500 rubles. And fill the questionnaire in to let them know better the guest better. They will want to know your birth date, your favorite food, the way you spend your leisure time and how often you come to Baltschug.

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski
Reservation: (495) 230-5500, (495) 230-6500

Baltschug at Passport Restaurant Guide

Second Tribune from Dyagilev

They say time runs; Dyagilev says yes and keep the speed going. The second edition of the Dyagilev Tribune will be presented at the club on September 14 with all the glitter worthy of the event. The fashionable and popular club invites all to share its pride in the Second Edition of the Dyagilev Tribune and party the night away. Latest news, hot facts, gossip and celebrity photos are all on the pages. The guide is a never ending feast of luxury.

Club Dyagilev, in Hermitage Garden, September 14, come and check for yourself.

Check in for a health check

For a full diagnostic health check pop in to Medincentre, the Foreign Ministrys affiliated polyclinic and hospital where they now have the largest diagnostic complex in Russia, supplied by Toshiba. The massive investment in a range of ultra-sound and digital x-ray machines was funded by Medincentre without recourse to state budget funds and is part of the national health project. A major innovation is the interconnection of all the diagnostic equipment allowing health professionals to view results on-line. The Toshiba equipment uses ultra-low radiation doses, reducing exposure to the patients. The system also reduces costs compared to traditional equipment and methodology making it financially affordable for more patients.

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Starbucks finally opens in Moscow

Starbucks, the world's largest coffee-shop chain, will open its first cafe in Russia this month after a decade of delays that included losing its trademark rights in the country. The first store will open in September in the Mega Mall north of Moscow, a Starbucks spokeswoman, Kate Bovey, said.

Starbucks joins the retailers Wal-Mart Stores and Carrefour in seeking to enter Russia, where consumer spending rose 24 percent last year, the most in Europe. Russians are expected to spend $12.5 billion eating out in 2009, after annual increases of more than 7 percent, according to Rosinter Restaurants Holding, which operates the T.G.I. Friday's and Benihana restaurants.

"Russia is hugely important as a region, it's a primary market for us," Carol Pucik, a spokeswoman for Starbucks, said from Amsterdam last month. "It gives a lot of opportunities."

Especially for expats

At the end of August, the Gandhara Pakistani restaurant across from the World Trade Center launched Friday night Expat parties. Offering a welcome drink, free snacks and extended Happy Hours with entertainment provided by a DJ and a belly dancer they promise to make Fridays a real occasion. They promise to stay open as late as the last guest. The restaurant, which takes its name from the area of Gandhara which stretches across the valleys of North-west Pakistan and Eastern Afghanistan. Prior to the emergence of the Silk Road, Gandhara was the major convergence of trade routes and cultural exchange between India, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Ganhara has also introduced Ladies Night on Wednesdays, with welcome drinks, free snacks and an extended Happy Hour. The DJ plays from Wednesday through Saturday.

Ulitsa Rochdelskaya 15
Telephone: 7 (495) 255 99 59
Web Site:

Gandhara at Passport Restaurant Guide

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