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Contents of issue February 2007

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Community

Linda Lippner Column
It has been a long and strange winter in Moscow this year.
Language Lesson
How to say...Excuse me!
Fred Flintstone
The awful traffic accident statistics in Bedrock, which account for 13% of the traffic deaths in a country that has the highest road death rate in Europe.
Community Listing
Music, Religion, Social, Sport, Help Lines, Belarus Maslenitsa Festival
Book Review

History Repeats Itself
The preface to this wonderful book tells you very succinctly what it is about.
Feature

Pagan Rites
Maslenitsa (Butter Week) is not, as many people think, an Orthodox festival.
Moscow City: A City Within a City
Moscow is famous the world over for three landmarks: the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basils Cathedral. Be prepared to add to this list a new landmark: Moscow City.
Interview

Mehdi Douss, Mathematician and Businessman
"...90 percent of restaurants in Moscow are using our fish and seafood"
Real Estate

How Expensive Is Expensive in Moscow?
Everybody in Moscow likes to talk about how expensive it is to live here.
Travel

Beware of the Bison in Belarus
Belarus has been much in the news lately.
The Arts

The Spoils of War
The Pushkin Museum is currently displaying Tarquin and Lucretia, by Peter Paul Rubens (15771640).
Wine

Haskell Vineyards
John Ortega took a flight to Cape Town, to look at Haskell Vineyards, owned by Preston Haskell, an American businessman based in Moscow.
Performing Arts

Editors Choice
Joaquin Cortes; Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart; Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra; A Little Bit of the Bolshoi; Jason Webley and Deti Picasso
Film

The Island
I was in two minds about watching this movie because the advertisements for it had been plastered all over Moscow, in a marketing campaign almost as loud as that for Night Watch.
Dining Out

St Valentines à la russe
On February 14th everyone in Moscow is going to be buying flowers and planning a romantic dinner for two.
Restaurant Review

Semi-chilled
The word Semifreddo (semi-chilled) would much better describe this winter in Moscow than the warm, comfortable Italian restaurant now called Semifreddo Mulinazzo.
Out and About

The Courchevel Kremlin
This year the traditional Russian season in Courchevel surprised its guests with a festival, organized by Megafon one of the major Russian mobile phone operators.
Full of Wine and Optimism
On 24th January, the VinZavod (Wine Factory) Art Centre proved to be exactly the right place to bring together many of Moscows artists and members of the beau-monde.
Russian Tigers and Leopards
The 4th Gala Evening to help raise funds to save the Amur tigers and leopards from extinction, took place on November 29th at the Renaissance Hotel in Moscow.
CERBA Auction with Tretyak
CERBA Moscow Chapter in association with the Vladislav Tretyak Foundation and CIDA held its 6th Annual Charity Auction Cocktail
The Last Word

The Last Word
Henrike Bartels Is Working for Greenpeace in Moscow.



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