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Contents of issue January 2010

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Portraits of a Faithful Samurai of True Loyalty. Photographic Minimalism from Masao Yamamoto. Gods and Mortals. Fragile Perfection.

Is It Possible to Learn Russian?
140 million Russians, not to mention 120 million neighbouring Georgians, Armenians and Kazakhs will tell you it is.

Russian Language
The basics. Wishing someone a good journey. General good wishes. When all the well wishing is done and you want to get on your way.

The Unreproductibility of Art
Back in Soviet times we, art students and art lovers used to study the world of art through reproductions.

Special migration deals
In the past (November and December) few issues of Passport magazine, we described some of the complexities of current Russian migratory legislation and the need for change.

Best of 2009
2009 was a year to remember, and for most of us it was because of the crisis.

Winter Warmers
Winter Warmer Carrot Soup. Beef in Baltika.
Book Review

Conspirator by Helen Rappoport
Helen Rappaport has written a study of Lenins life as a revolutionary exile in Europe, and had called it Conspirator.

Sequinned Blazers
Set the New Year a-blaze in a riot of sparkles.
Just Naked
Presentation of new collection of images and styles Goldwell Color Zoom 2010.
Real Estate

Your Moscow (7)
The Arbat

Two trips to Karelia
Last winter I went to Karelia twice. The first time was on a business trip.
Bird Paradise in the Moscow Region
Within 80 kilometres of Moscow, you can find yourself in an exotic forest filled with tropic parrots, flamingos, monkeys, ostriches, kangaroos and many other rare animals.

Lisas Winter Tail
Lisa, our friendly fox, has another adventure with her cubs this month to start the Family Pages.
Games and fun!
Flags and football: 32 countries have qualified for the World Cup Finals in June. Four puzzles based on their flags.
Childrens Theatres in Moscow
Live theatre plays a big part in the entertainment industry in Russia.

Coming Round After New Year
The New Year is celebrated all over Russia by 10 days of total idleness: nobody answers business calls and whoever you see out on the streets seem to be almost lonely.

Looking Back on Wine in 2009
The financial crisis had some direct effects on the Moscow wine market.
Restaurant Review

La Maree
A Tunisian Tide.

Are you Ready to Transition to Paperless?
Not Sure Where to Begin?
Old Blighty

The View from Misty Albion
As the nation crawls out of its festive hangover, a bill for the party has landed on the mat and it doesnt look good.
Out and About

Swedish Celebrated Christmas in Advance
There are about 200 Swedish living in Moscow and almost all of them came to the Scandinavia restaurant on the 6th of December to celebrate Swedish Christmas.
British Business Club
The British Business Club held its monthly meeting for November on Thursday 26th in Moscows newest Irish pub, Katie OSheas.
Peace Declared between Denmark and Russia
On 2 December the Moscow the Moscow International Rotary Club met in the library of the Katerina Hotel near Paveletskaya.
Irish Degustation
On 10 December the Irish Embassy hosted a degustation for the Irish food and drink industry.
Knut Hamsun
On 25 November, the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Folk Art, on Ulitsa Delegatskya (Metro Mayakovskaya), opened an exhibition of figurines based on Norwegian folk tales, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Knut Hamsuns birth.
Visa Briefing at the British Embassy
On 26 November, the UK Border Agency, in conjunction with the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, held a short but illuminating briefing on visa application procedure.
Victorian Day at the British Embassy
On the 3rd of December, the British Embassy welcomed cinephiles and journalists to a private showing of the film: Young Victoria.
Russian Men
Deidre Dare Passes Judgement on Russian Men.
ICN Alumni Bash
The ICN Almuni Party was held at Nedalny Vostok on December 11th 2009, about 40 associates of the former company arrived for the gala event.

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