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Contents of issue March 2009

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Passport Picks

Russian Fashion Week. Oto Bula Vesna. Ukrainian Folk Groups Fleur and Okean Elzy in Moscow. II International Organ Music Festival Organ Plus.
Holidays in March
State and Religious Holidays in March

The Theater Begins With the Cloakroom
Our acquaintance with Moscow theaters begins with a map.
Art History

Nikolai Nikogosyan
Not every artist gets birthday greetings from the President of the country.

The 8th of March
International Womens Day is still being celebrated.
City Beat

Without a Residence Permit
Big cities can be cruel to its citizens, and even crueler to their animals.
All Worked Up
In a world of vanity, Russias revival of rebel culture comes with an attitude and requires a thick skin.
An Art Nouveau Stroll in the City
Moscow, city and people, are not famous for offering their best faces to strangers in public.
The Gift of the Gab
The World recession may halve the number of English classes in Moscow but students are being increasingly resourceful in keeping their language abilities up to speed out of school.
Star Interview

IWC Reaches Out
This year marks the thirty first anniversary since the first International Womens Club meeting was convened in Moscow.

Dance you Want to Watch Forever
This year The Golden Mask, a major Theatre Festival and National Theatre Award, celebrates its 15th anniversary and once again promises to become a display of spectacular achievements.

Mother Russia Musical
On an appropriately snowy evening in mid-December, a unique musical evening occurred at New York Citys legendary Carnegie Hall.

Russia from The West
Yet outwardly, Britain and Russia seem to be overcoming the post-Litvinenko trough in their relationship.

California Dreamin
Passport again examined the wine lists of Russias top wine importers and the supermarket and boutique shelves, this time for California wines.

This Years White Elephant and Golden Eagle Awards
Despite the fact that domestic film production has dramatically slowed due to lack of funds, life in the Russian film industry goes on.
Restaurant Review

Theres a hot new restaurant on Kutuzovsky. They have a concert tonight and the tables are sold out, so lets go!

Winter Hazards
Winter in Moscow no longer resembles a scene from the film Dr. Zhivago, with its images of heavy, deep white snow and frosty ice-crusted beards.
Daniel Kleins Legal Line
Each month Daniel Klein fields corporate legal questions posed by Passports readers.

How to buy flowers on March 8th
There is nothing worse for a Russian woman than to go through 8th of March without a bouquet of flowers.
Out and About

Solzhenitsyn Lecture
The latest lecture in the English Language Evenings series, run by American expat Stephen Lapeyrouse, proved a moving and memorable occasion.
Big Love Show in Olimpiisky
Nobody knows why, but Russians really like St. Valentines Day.
Canadian Means are Sold out
The first such auction was held in 2002.
Stalker in London
As part of its 75-year anniversary the British Film Institute asked the public "If you had to choose one film to share with future generations, what would it be?"
Australians and Georgians are United!
The story of how this party came about is pure Moscow.
James Blunt Gently Rocks Moscows Club B1
An hour and twenty minutes late for his Moscow debut, James Blunt was treading dangerously close to A.R.S.T. (Axl Rose Standard Time).
Book Swap Club
The English-speaking social scene in Moscow has been enlivened by a recent arrival.

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