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Contents of issue January 2007

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Linda Lippner Column
Near to where I live in Moscow is a slightly down-at-heels Russian Orthodox Church.
Language Lesson
How to say‘Happy New Year!’
Fred Flintstone
After work I stepped out of the office to the Garden Ring, and it was immediately clear that the Pyturka would be spending the night at the office and that Fred would be taking the Metro.
Community Listing
Social, Music, Sport, Religion; Postcard from Belarus Foretelling the Future by Anne Coombes

Eric le Provos
Eric le Provos is one of Russia’s most well-known and successful (French) chefs.

The Passport Magazine Guide to the Best Dance Schools in Moscow
January in Moscow. The weather is horrible. Shake off the blues with a little salsa, or hip-hop.
Russia Today is the Face of Russia Today
Margarita Simonyan – Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today.
Real Estate

Ritz Carlton, Moscow
THe Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, will be opening officiallyin March. Passpport Magazinewas givena guided tour.

A Dacha in Dubai
Dubai has become one of the most sought after destinations and places to buy property abroad for Russians.
The Arts

‘Filonov’s Movement: From Masters of Analytical Art to Post-Avant Garde’
The Art-Divage Gallery is displaying an exhibition called ‘Filonov’s Movement: from Masters of Analytical Art to Post- Avant Garde.’

The Myths of Italy
Our tasting of Italian wine at Semifreddo restaurant brought plenty of comments from our expert guests, about the difference between ‘old-fashioned’ wine and ‘modern’ wine.
Performing Arts

A Passage to Purgatory
Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger finally received its world premiere at a public performance on December 25th 2006.
Editor’s Choice
Slava Polunin’s Snowshow; Konstantin Scherbakov Rachmaninov 24 Preludes; Besh o droM; Giuseppe Verdi La traviata; State Academic Ensemble of Folk Dance under the direction of Igor Moiseyev

Film: Serko
Serko is based on a true story about a legendary horse Serko.

Books: Moscow 1941
Rodric Braithwaite knows Moscow well. As a diplomat he served here from 1963 to 1966, and he was the British Ambassador from 1988 to 1992.
Restaurant Review

A Catch of Fish
We were greeted at the door of La Marée by the owner, Mehdi Douss, an Algerian who, in the best traditions of a patron, makes a point of saying hello to his guests.
Out and About

Doing Good
The British Business Club met at the Marriott Grand Hotel in December.
SOS Children’s Villages’ Christmas Tree
On December 1, 2006, the Christmas Tree opening ceremony, devoted to the charity for children from SOS Children’s Village Lavrovo, was held in the Swissotel Krasnye Holmy.
Talking with Spices
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ASE AN-Russia Dialogue, an ASE AN Food Festival took place at GlavUpDK Cultural Centre on November 27th.
Talking Shop
The Moscow Retailers Meeting was held at Doug’s Steakhouse on Dec 11.
Fashionable Art
The XIth ‘Art Manege’ Fair of Contemporary Art took place in the Manege on 15-19 December.
Birthday Chocolates
On December 5 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand celebrated the 79th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with a diplomatic reception held in Novinsky Passage.
A Chelsea Football Club. Football in Moscow
The American non-profit organisation “Kidsave” held its 4th annual charitable evening “Be With Me” .
The Last Word

The Last Word
Pavel Belorussky 19, is the shoe-shine boy at the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel He has a story to tell straight out of Dostoevsky. We asked him for The Last Word.

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