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Contents of issue January 2008

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Passport Picks

Editors Choice
Volare Around the Kremlin. Michel Comte: Women and Classics. Russian Drive in Vogue...
Departments

Out and About

Marriott celebrates 80 Years
The Marriott story began at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1927, a small restaurant was established in the United States.
Travel

Among the Svan
Our first real taste of Svan hospitality comes halfway along the lonely road to Svaneti from the hardscrabble Georgian city of Zugdidi.
Tajikistan Surprises
Ask most Russians what they associate with Tajikistan, and they will probably tell you, manual laborer gastarbeiters on building sites across the country.
Art History

India Dances of the Soul
When I met the Indian artist Koushal Choudhry at his art exhibition at the Imperial Tailoring Company showroom, I was surprised by the similarities in our understanding of life.
Events

Jazz for Winter Sundays
Some jazz recommendations for those who like to spend their wintery Sundays in Moscow.
Book Review

Crime and Punishment
Of all the great Russian classics, Crime and Punishment has, arguably, the most modern theme: Power and the guilt which can accompany the untrammeled use of that power.
Events

Family
Winter Troika and Horse-back Riding. Aladdin Meets Ded Moroz and Snegurochka...
Business

Maturing Russia Part 3 Russias Future
This is the 3rd and final article of a three-part series about Maturing Russia.
Cover Story

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, and
So youre new to Russia and see your local friends preparing for the winter holiday season
Feature

Notes from Underground
For those of us who use it every day, descending into the Moscow Metro during rush hour can be a harrowing experience.
Day Out in Moscow: Kim Philbys Grave
Christmas is probably the time when people are most inclined to count their many blessings.
Interview

Alena Dmitrieva, Sommelier
Alena Dmitrieva, Sommelier at Art Cafe MUAR Knows How to Celebrate an Event
Wine

Moscow Wine Buyers Guide
Preparing for the New Year celebrations, wine sales peak in Russia, and sparkling wines are the biggest sellers.
Restaurant Review

Ajanta Indian Restaurant
Today I had a hankering for some good Indian food and I called Ram Kumar our Sales Manager at Passport Magazine for his suggestions.
Community

A Life for Ballet
Andris Liepa comes from a renowned ballet family. His father Marius Liepa was one of the most eminent ballet dancers in the world.
Holiday Decorations Made in Russia?
Every year that I have lived in Russia, the decorations for New Year have become more and more glitzy.
Postcard from Belarus

Belarussian Winter Warmers
You may have to plod through ice and snow to get home from work, with a chill wind whistling malevolently around your ears, but if something tempting is simmering in the oven, all is not lost.
Community

The New Way
For the past few years Fred has been watching the progress of the new highway, Krasnopresnya Prospekt.
Out and About

Swarovski Show
The last day of autumns snowfall at the Arma factory glared with a peculiar shine.
The New Grabli Restaurant Opens
November 14 was the opening day for a new restaurant run by Roman Rozhnikovsky.
Trump Super Premium Vodka
Russian audiences had the chance to a judge foreign vodka.
Time to Study
On November 22 it became clear that studying is not a hard and tiresome process but a very joyful and entertaining one.
Syndrome of Love
On November 26, a calendar with photographs by Vladimir Mishukov was presented.
Auction for Peace
On November 27 a charity auction took place at Winzavod. The auctioned items were benches.
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow Officially Opens
Following last years successful winter charity event Swissotel Krasnye Holmy decided to organize a celebration this season.
The Best Wines to Fly With
First class wines were presented by Lufthansa airlines to guests and journalists at The Ritz Carlton Hotel on December 6th.
150 Modern Russian Painters Album Presentation
On November 27th, a presentation of an album dedicated to the modern painters of Russia took place at Baltchug Kempinski Hotel.
The Last Word

Richard Gaulier
Richard Gaulier General Director of the Coberon Vostock, one of the first recruiting, outsourcing and HR companies in Moscow



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