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Contents of issue September 2009

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Glory to the Maestro!
The first international master class festival organized by the Mstislav Rostopovich Fund will be held at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center on September 13-19, 2009.
Russian Victories in Medals and Engravings. Biedermeier at Pushkin. Sergey Maksimishin at Pobeda Gallery. Third Biennale of Modern Art in Moscow. Remembering Gayane from Tiflis. Praising Plahta...

Russian Hospitality
Russians consider themselves to be an extremely hospitable nation.
Childrens TV
Both European and American children are heavy users of television nowadays. They are growing up in much more media-diverse households than their parents.
The Present State of Russian TV
In recent years, Russias national television channels have offered viewers little original content, focusing primarily on the adaptation of successful imported formats.

Remembering the Holocaust
Soviet Jews are arguably the most long suffering race of the modern age.
Art History

Yevgeny Oks
Its always thrilling to write about a forgotten artist. This time it is Yevgeny Oks (1899-1968).
High Days and Holidays

September Holidays
State and Religious Holidays in September
Book Review

A History of Russian Architecture
Professor William Brumfield, University of Washington Press
Star Interview

Professor William Craft Brumfield
Architectural Historian Extraordinaire
Real Estate

Your Moscow (3)
Across the River: Zamoskvorechye, Tretyakovskaya & Paveletskaya

Art Courses in Edinburgh
If you are a frustrated artist, you might try going on an art summer school next year organized by art colleges all over the world.

Crisis Wine Buying
I remember buying a warm Russian beer in Moscow in the summer of 1998, sold in a scratched recycled bottle which cost six rubles.
Restaurant Review

Baku native, and Los Angeles transplant Shiraz Mamedov issued our first invitation to Barashka.
Friends Forever
FRIENDS FOREVER surely not the most common name for a Moscow café but it fits.

To Buy or Not to Buy?
The summer of 2009 was marked by a noticeable upward trend of buyer activity.
Transporting Fine Art
The Art of Handling Fine Arts

Football: The Moscow Bhoys
The Moscow Bhoys team was started initially in 2006 by Rikki Ferguson who had a reputation as a strong player and as having an equally strong opinion.
Out and About

Expat Football League Summer Tournament
Saturday, July 25 saw the annual Expat Football League Summer Tournament.

Anth Ginn in Russia
My wife and I first visited Moscow in 2006. We had taken the overnight train from Warsaw at the start of a trip around the world.
Michael Romanov
If you missed Parachutists Day in August, Tank Drivers Day in July or Bus Mechanics Day in June, dont worry.
The Last Word

Geoffrey Cox OBE
A mainstay of the expat community here, the underestimated Geoffrey Cox OBE is returning to England after 16 years in Russia.

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