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Contents of issue July 2008

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Passport Picks

Vladimir Mayakovskyís Soviet Passport
Born on July 19, 1893, in a small Georgian village, Vladimir Mayakovsky is remembered for his contributions to Soviet poetry.
Editorís Choice
Summer Evening with the Turetsky Choir. Beethoven, Mahler, and Britten: The Jazz Version? Peter Nalitch. Live from the Internet...
July in Russian History
Important Dates in History

Film Review
Russian Films vs. Hollywood Movies
Music Review
The train started with a shudder as my voyage to Kiev as a music reporter began.
Book Review
Traveling on the railways is an experience not to be missed by anyone visiting Russia.
Art History

The Gulag Creativity of Boris Sveshnikov
The 19-year-old art student left home one day on a simple errand and didnít come back for 10 years.
Crossing Borders

Germans in Russia
Of the many ethnic groups that the Russian people had contact with, it may be the Germans with whom the relationship was the most intense.
Peter Kropotkin
With Russiaís history once more under review, the time is ripe to celebrate one of the great revolutionary thinkers.
Scots in Russia
Patrick Gordon commanded Russian armies against the Turks and the Tatars.
Russians in Cote díAzur
Before the Russian Revolution in 1917, much of Russian royalty and aristocracy spent a great deal of time and money on the Cote díAzur.

Visas: Quota Fulfilled
On May 26, 2008, the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation stopped accepting applications for work permits.

With summer here, itís a good time to get out of the city and enjoy some of the cool pine and birch forests around Moscow.
Odessa is a unique city with a unique history that informs its present and is shaping its future.

Notes from Underground: The End of an Era
The death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 began a period of ďde-StalinizationĒ.
Star Interview

The Designs of Viktoria Savvateeva
As little girls, many of us loved to make clothes for our favorite dolls, sewing shirts, dresses, even underwear.
Real Estate

St. Petersburgís Marine Facade
One day in early September, a whitehulled cruise ship is to sail up the Gulf of Finland.

Mongolia: The Festival of Naadam
The history of the Mongolian Buddhist festival of Naadam is as ancient as Chinggiskhan himself.

Windows on the World
Kevin Zraly was the first wine steward and wine director of what was one of Manhattanís top restaurants, Windows on the World.
Canadian Riches
The cork on the bottle of Dan Aykroyd wine is branded ďMade from 100% Snob Free Grapes.Ē
Restaurant Review

Carre Blanc
Carre Blanc has the distinction of being Moscowís only real, and, not only for that reason, greatest French restaurant.

Fred Flintstone
This was to be an article about women drivers in Bedrock, but there is a problem: there arenít any, or practically so.
Lipp Service
Like many of you, I spend most of my summertime in Moscow inside and around the Garden Ring.
Eva Lanska: Between Paris and Moscow
Paris is a well-kept, esthetically beautiful city, while Moscow is overpopulated, choked with cars, and constantly being torn up.
Legal Line

Daniel Kleinís Legal Line
Passportís legal columnist Daniel Klein fields legal questions posed by our readers.
Out and About

New Detective Novel from Eva Lanska
On May 20, Russian TV personality Eva Lanska invited guests to walk right into the plot of the detective novel.
Mercedes-Benz Classic Day
On May 17, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Club held a Moscow road race for vintage cars.
Summer Party at Marriott Courtyard
On May 29, the Marriott Courtyard Moscow City Center had a party dedicated to the impending arrival of summer.
Spotlight Singapore in Moscow
Spotlight Singapore is a cultural and economic project designed to facilitate dialogue between that Asian country and other nations.
Yachting Season
Hundreds of Moscowís glitterati gathered at the Admiral Boat Club on May 31 to mark the start of the 2008 yachting season.
Summer Block Party
On June 5th the law firm of Hellevig, Klein & Usov held its first annual Summer Block Party for their office building.
Diemaís Dream
On May 24, at the GUM department store on Red Square, the Diemaís Dream Foundation held its fourth annual Dreams fundraising event.
The Last Word

June 12: Russia Day
RUSSIA DAY 2008 (photos)

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