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Contents of issue August 2007

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St Petersburg Pages

Peter the Greats Summer Residence
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Restaurant Review

Moscows Ferrari
Bistrots Italian chef, Massimo Ferrari is an imposing figure on the patio of Bistrot, his ample height further enhanced by his towering white chefs hat.
St Petersburg Pages

Ivan Slavinsky
Ivan Slavinsky was born in Leningrad in 1968 and raised in a cultural and highly educated family.
Performing Arts

Children of Terpsichore
Summer Ballet Seasons is the annual Classical Ballet Festival in Moscow. Its purpose is to maintain and develop Russian cultural heritage.
Out and About

Ex-pat Football
Nick Rees kindly hosted another lavish evening for participants in the Expat football league at the Holiday Inn, Sokolniki two weeks ago.
Passport Picks

Expat Salon Review
How do you say perm in Russian?
Editors Choice
Made in the USA. Like Russian Aristocrats. Ride On
The Bottom Line

Almost Fool-Proof Method to Protect Your Russian Investment
As a finance director I often hear horror stories from clients or business colleague investors.
St Petersburg Pages

The Astoria, the Feel of History
The Hotel Astoria occupies an unrivalled setting on St Isaacs Square at the hub of St. Petersburgs vibrant city center.

People on the Move
Frank Schauff, Giulio D’Erjme, Anna Silina
Representing American Orthodoxy in Moscow
Along the principal street of the Zamoskvorechie stand 7 Russian Orthodox churches.
The End of Everything
There is a particularly foul Russian word that starts with P and ends with Ts that can be roughly translated as the end of everything.
Stalins Bunker - a Surprise Under an Athletic Field
Who would have thought that north-east of town is a perfectly preserved bunker for Stalin?
Postcard from Belarus

Belarusian and Russian Marriage Traditions
It may be true that 65% of all Russian marriages end in divorce but this does not deter young people from taking the plunge.

The Russian Middle Class
"The Russian Middle Class" by Jon Hellevig and "Another view" by Ian Mitchell
Cover Story

MAKS Air Show
MAKS is a showcase for the Russian aerospace industry, and a place where business deals are done, or at least signed.

A Glimpse of Soviet Naval Might
One of the least publicized attractions that I know about in Moscow is the submarine .
Kremlin Zoria
Tickets are now on sale for what will surely be one of the most intriguing music events in the world this year: the Kremlin Zoria.
Real Estate

Paradise for Sale
Youve dreamed of it so often, or thought about it in the melting heat of the stifling city: a paradise to run away to, where you can breathe in blissful abandon.
Real Estate News
Real Estate News
Savant Re-Brands
Citing rapid growth, construction consultancy firm Savant International re-branded in July.
Swiss Kick off New Chamber with Real Estate Discussion
Geoffrey Cox, OBE, chairman of Astera, reviewed the situation in the Moscow property market at a business breakfast in July

London Through Russian Eyes
I take a step. Just one. Because I dont know what my next step is going to be.
Bicester Village
Visiting Britain, its hard not to indulge in some retail therapy.
Into Siberia
Id spent at least five years dithering about taking the Trans-Siberian express, worrying about safety on board, levels of comfort and boredom, and how to keep clean.
Scotland for Russians
The best news this month is the appearance of the first-ever Russia-language book for travellers to Scotland.
The Arts

The 1920s and 1930s in the Soviet Period of Art
The large celection of revolutionary portraits which we have today was started early in the post-revolutionary years.
Restaurant Review

Hospitality News
Dgilev celebrates New Year in August. Gourmet shashlyk in Cafe Kranzler. Golden Apple Restaurant Pasta Festival. Swissotel Krasnye Kholmy sells events at BOUTIQUE. Hemingways opens sort of.
Lorenzo Strappato
"An empty plate is the chefs best reward"
Out and About

Ladies Rally
Once again, the Blue Elephant Thai restaurant at the Novinsky Passazh, Barrikadnaya, staged the Ladies Classic Car Rally.
Open Air in Paradise
The middle of June was marked with an outstanding event for Moscow club life.
Moscow Oblast Governors Show-Jumping Cup
This unique event is fast becoming one of the fixtures of the Moscow summer season.
Dewars Russian Polo Cup
The Final of the 2007 Dewars Russian Polo Cup took place with great success at the Russian Polo Club at Otrada, on 8 July.
RBCC Apple Bar&Restaurant Networking Meeting
The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce held one of its regular meeting in the Golden Apple Boutique Hotel.
Cox Hits 75 Not Out!
Geoffrey Cox OBE, one of the leading figures in the British community in Moscow celebrated his 75th birthday in July.
GEOS, the Japanese-based international English-language schools company came to Moscow on Tuesday 10 July.
Queens Birthday Party Celebrated in Style
The British celebrated the Queens official birthday with a Garden Party at the British Embassy.
The 2nd Commercial Real Estate Federal Awards
The ever-increasing interest of foreign investors made 2006 a benchmark year for the Russian real estate market.
The Last Word

Victor Shenderovich
Victor Shenderovich writer, TV host, journalist, theater actor, and political critic has the last word this month.

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