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Contents of issue March 2010

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Commemorating Maestro Rostropovich
The 27th of March was the birthday of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century – Mstislav Rostropovich...

Russian Superstitions
Many of us would like to think that there some magic forces that affect our life and make us happy or unhappy.
St. Patrick’s Day
“A Fair day at Donnybrook with nothing barred”.
History Flavored Starbucks in Moscow
Coffee is well-known for its goût de terroir —“the taste of the place” - distinctive flavor that comes from its land of origin.
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Russian Language
How to: maintain conversation.

Anglo-Russian Theatre
British playwright and director Martin Cooke has been in Moscow since 2006.
Theater Review March
In theatre circles March is definitely associated with the Golden Mask Theater Festival that takes place every year in Moscow.

Moscow does Not Believe in Tears
This year, the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most successful late-Soviet movies, ‘Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears’ (‘Moskva Slezam Ne Verit’) is celebrated.

The London Stock Exchange Comes to Moscow
On the 2nd of February the Moscow International Currency Exchange, or MICEX, held its fourth annual joint conference with the London Stock Exchange.
IRS Problems for US Citizens
Ben Franklin once said “nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes”.
Real Estate

Your Moscow
The Best of the Best Places to Live.

Larissa Franczek Travels to Ostashkov
People sometimes think that the most beautiful, interesting and charming places are somewhere far from where they live.
Seeing Volcanoes in Kamchatka
Eruptions take place in Kamchatka constantly from one of the 600 active volcanoes in the area. No less than three volcanoes at any one time are spewing out ash, pebbles, and plumes of smoke.

Sasha’s Treasure Hunt No. 4
Sasha loved exploring. He had a nose for it, you might say.
Games and Puzzles
Name six men famous, and say where their statues are found. Word search. Sudoku.

The Russian Rally Championship Revealed
With all its wild country and forest roads, Russia should be ideal for car-rallying.
Restaurant Review

Swissotel’s Kai Restaurant
The Swissotel occupies a prominent space on the east side of the Garden Ring that adjoins one of the first A-class office complexes built in Moscow in the 1990s.

Russian’s Reading Habits
The Soviet past left us many myths that are hard to believe today.
Book review: The Bloody White Baron
The fact that the most sadistic general in the Russian civil war was the only one who was a practising Buddhist will seem odd to many people.

FAQs on Moving
When is the best time to move?
Hi-Tech: iphoned Moscow
The iPhone is fast becoming a ubiquitous Moscow accessory.
Flintstone Love IKEA
Fred’s boss at the plant scolded him, “why would you buy furniture anywhere but Ikea?”.
Deidre Dare
Expats and Russians alike ask celebrity columnist Deidre Dare questions about life in Moscow.
Out and About

Moscow Dragons’ Ball
Valentine’s day started early at the Marriott Grand when Moscow’s leading expat rugby club hosted the ‘Night of the Dragon’ ball.
British Business Club
On Monday 15th February, the British Business Club (BBC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow (AmCham) held a joint networking evening at the Marriott Auraura in Pokrovka Street.
Creating and Managing World Class Investor Relations
A seminar was held by Mark Hynes, an expert in international IR and corporate disclosure at the Institute for the Development of Financial Markets (IRFR).
Out and About – Kingston University, London
The UK is a popular university choice for Russian and expat students in Moscow, and links are frequent.
Our next lot is…
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) held a traditional annual charity auction.
St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated by Filipinos
On the 16th of February the Philippines Ambassador’s residence was subjected to an invasion of beautiful Asian women, all dressed in red.

Avant-garde Artists as Collectors of Arts
All the World’s a Stage is the name of an exhibition being held in the graphics section of the Tretyakov Gallery.
Leonard Gianadda’s Soviet Photo Exhibition
Moscow Nights and Moscow Days as seen by a Swiss in 1957.
Futurologia from Garage
Garage is the name of the Centre for Contemporary Culture that opened in Moscow in 2008.
Right Prospectives
On March 18, the 8th International Festival of Photography – the Moscow Photo-biennale opens.

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