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Contents of issue December 2006

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Veliky Novgorod
A collection of promotional material from Veliky Novgorod caught my eye.

Community Listing
Charity, Religion, Social
Linda Lippner Column
For those in the know, AWO stands for American Womens Organization.
Russian Language Lesson
How to say: Be -

Movers and Shakers
Nigel Turner, Marcus Tebbutt-Ford, David Thomaes; No More Sauteed Kangaroo Liver at Dougs Steak House
US Ambassador Burns: Not A Miracle Cure
Russias entry into the World Trade Organization was signed in the middle of November, 2006.
Evropeisky Mall: Retail Therapy
In November, Evropeisky Mall, the largest in-town shopping mall in the world, opened in Moscow. Passport Magazine gave it the once over.
Secure Living in Russia?
One of the biggest fears that expats have when relocating to Russia is related to personal security.

Patrick ODolan
The foyer bar of the Marriott Grand on Tverskaya is a good place to sit and wait for the General Director of MoscomNet.
The Arts

The Black List
If you wanted any proof of the fact that the market for Russian contemporary art is a better bet, you only had to see the feeding frenzy at the one-night-only exhibition.
Holiday Gifts

For the Oligarch Who Has Everything
Tradition has it that, On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me things like a partridge in a pear tree; but we are in Moscow, and here we do things a little differently.

Party Food Po-Russki
Most of my English-speaking friends think that I celebrate Christmas on the wrong day.

Party Wine
By the first snowfall in November, Muscovites are already slowing down for the coming New Year holiday, and by December 10 a business call is likely to be greeted with, What are you calling me for! Its Christmas!
Bespoke Champagne
Everybody we know drinks champagne at Christmas.
Performing Arts

The Nutcracker
If you are coming to Moscow during the Christmas and New Years holidays, we are sure that you will want to see a performance of The Nutcracker.
Dining Out

Lets Party!
If you are in Moscow for Christmas and New Year, then you will want to know where is the best place to celebrate and party.
Restaurant Review

Bonfire of the Vanities
God-fearing people dont seem to have a good word to say about Bon, the temple designed by the high priest of style, Phillipe Starck.
Out and About

Editors Choice
Christmas at the Kremlin; Yevgeny Pluschenko in the Show on Ice; Bugs Bunny on Ice Around the World in 80 Minutes; Shakatak (UK); Anastasia Volochkova I Dont Regret Anything.
England expects
On October 21, 2006 the 201th Anniversary of Britains greatest naval victory, the British Business Club in Moscow held its Trafalgar Ball in the Marriott Grand Hotel.
Diamonds by the Square Metre
The largest jewellery store in Russia, New Russian Jewellery House, was opened by Arkada on Friday the 24th of November.
Sweet Smell of Success
Fashion Fragrance Show II was presented by Ile de Beaute, a national chain of perfume and cosmetics shops on the 11 th of October 2006 in Moscow.
The Temptations of Luxury
The closing ceremony of the Harpers Bazaar exhibition took place on the 29th of October as part of the Millionaire Fair.
Sketches of Nijinsky
On 12 October, 2006, in the restaurant Tezoro, the art gallery Together presented an exhibition of sketches by the theatrical artist Pavel Kaplevich for the play N (Nijinsky).
The Black List
At the opening of the Black List exhibition of Contemporary Art there were almost as many millionaires per square metre as there were paintings and sculptures.
Modus Operandi, Modus Vivendi
On the 18th October 2006, at the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy hosted a reception for the Pietro Barbaro Group, to introduce a large investment project in Russia.
The Last Word

Rainer Sigg
Rainer Sigg is 37 and is Executive Chef at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow.

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