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Contents of issue August 2008

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Passport Picks

2008 Summer Olympics Viewing Guide
Tennis. Basketball. Synchronized Swimming. Artistic Gymnastics. Fencing. Boxing.
Editors Choice
For centuries, a desire to take flight ignited the creativity and ingenuity of humankind.
August in Russian History
Important Dates in History.

Film Review
Kinotavr Film Festival. Moscow International Film Festival.
Book Review
A Savory Tale of Madness.
Music Review
Monkey Business.
Art History

The Versatile Talent of Lev Kropivnitsky
When Nikita Khrushchev visited the art exhibition at Manezh on December 1, 1962, what he didnt know was that there wasnt a genuine abstractionist among the bunch.
The Olympic Games

Olympics 2008: J.R. Holden
During basketball season, American point guard J.R. Holden starts for CSKA.
Olympics 2008: Russias Team
Russian Stars of the Beijing Olympics.

The End of an Era
Like a fellow traveler, the Moscow metro has suffered, along with its city, through all the vagaries of Russian history.
Tea: The story Behind Your Cup of Chai
As the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing builds up to its spectacular climax, millions of people will be watching on TV, relaxing with a cup of tea.
Star Interview

Russian Star: Larisa Latynina
For Russians, Larisa Semyonovna Latynina is a name to remember.
Real Estate

Island Paradise
Taking the shape of Russia, much of Federation Island is to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Established in 1896, Sochi is one of Russias largest cities on the Black Sea, with a population of more than 300,000.
You would need to have been living as a nomad for the last four years not to know that Beijing will be hosting the Olympic Games this year.

Russian Sports Achievements
Its been an A to Z of Russian sporting success this summer.

Black Sea Gold Coast
Recently Passports Knights of the Vine gathered to gauge the progress of Russian wineries.
Restaurant Review

Lets Try Chinese
After years in Moscow, I have yet to find a Chinese restaurant as good as the take-out near my high school west of Chicago.

Lipp Service
A Trip to the Country without Leaving the City

Sun, Sand, Sea, and Skin Care
In my simple history book, two great civilizations have been sun worshippers: the Ancient Egyptians and modern northern Europeans.
To Heal What Ails You, Look East
In recent decades, interest in Eastern medicine has grown in the West.
Legal Line

Daniel Kleins Legal Line
Each month Daniel Klein fields corporate legal questions posed by Passports readers.
Out and About

Saving the Big Cats
On July 2, Moscows Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel hosted a tea party to celebrate the launch of Club 485.
Animal Rights Rally
On Thursday, June 26 on Pushkin Square, a group of animal rights activists and their supporters held a rally to draw attention to the citys stray animal problem.
Ladies Rally 2008
On June 23, the annual Ladies Vintage Car Rally took place in the center of Moscow.
Blondie: Rock of Ages
Debbie Harrys career has been all success, excess, and redress. In red dress, shed of hat and heels, she got into the groove at Moscows B1 on Wednesday, July 9.
On June 25, St. Andrews Anglican Church in Moscow launched an $8 million international appeal to restore its Victorian-era buildings, located near Ulitsa Tverskaya.
The Diva and Her Art
When cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich passed away last year, his wife, Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya decided to sell the couples collection of Russian art.
Saddle Up
Moscows Otradnoye Equestrian Center has held the Moscow Regions Governors Cup Equestrian Tournament every year since 2004.
Stop! Who Goes There?: Youth Biennale 2008
The Youth Biennale that took place in Moscow this June is aimed at showcasing not only young Russian talent but budding artists from all over the world.
The Last Word

Passport Poll
The Olympics are fun to watch, but what do you remember when theyre over?

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