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Contents of issue June 2010

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Chekhov Festival in June
Performances at the Jubilee Chekhov International Theatre Festival in June represent both traditional theatre and experiments in dance and music.
Exhibitions and Performances
From Raphael to Goya. When the Trees Were Tall. Ottoman Sultans Treasures. Alexandra Exter. Tonino Guerras Rainbow. Watermark: Commemorating Brodsky.
French Contemporary Art in Moscow
For three months, French modern art will be all the rage in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, and other Russian cities.

Russian Language
How to say Im not feeling well.
Your Moscow

Gorky Park, Sparrow Hills, Neskuchny Sad
Your Moscow (2). Green parts south west
Bolshaya Ordinka
Street of the Golden Horde and Golden Domes.

Interview with Leonid Shishkin
Leonid Shishkin and his gallery are well known to many foreigners in Moscow who are interested in Soviet art.

The Kinotavr and Moscow International Film Festivals
In June, Russias two main film festivals, the national Kinotavr and the countrys oldest international film event, Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), are to be held, and both are far from being in good shape.

Gourmet Moscow
Cooking Lessons in Moscow: How to make: Coquelet with Tarragon and Cream, Fondant au chocolat.
Book Review

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Two other books in the series are also available: The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Are you interested in architecture?
St. Petersburg v. Moscow
St. Petersburg is well worth a visit at any time of the year.
Russian Reflections

Literature under Stalin
Poetry is taken so seriously in Russia that people are even shot for it.
January 1987. For most of 1986, Gorbachev had been preparing for major changes, but little was actually done.
The Sale of Alaska
It is customary to consider that the USA bought Alaska together with adjacent, islands with overall area of 1.5 million square kilometres for $7.2m in gold.

A Quartet of Creative Cubs
A Lisa and Friends story, no.6.
Puzzles compiled by Ross Hunter
Magic Squares. Photo quiz. Mini Sudoku & May answers.

Are Russian Children Too Stressed?
The pressures on for Russian kids this month, as they cram for exams while keeping up a host of extracurricular activities.
Restaurant Review

Moscow Trio
Classic Italian off Delegatskaya. Tatler in Ukraina. Another Steakhouse.

Deidre Dares
Dare to ask Dare.
Anth Ginn
Trash-Cloud Grounds election.
Moscow Open-air Swimming 2010
Russian superstition says you can go swimming open-air after the first thunder-storm in spring when the May storms purify the water.
Non vodka induced convulsion of fear: Customs
One of the most frequently asked questions concerning Expats shipping household goods to and from Russia is what Customs duties they will have to pay.
Out and About

Moscow Golf and Luxury Property Show
Interest in golf in Russia is increasing fast and to cater to this trend the ai-Group launched the Moscow Golf Show and the Moscow Golf & Luxury Property Show in central Moscow 23 & 24 April.
Russian Art in Russia
On 17 May, MacDougalls, the worlds largest auction house specialising in Russian art, held a VIP viewing of works which are to go on sale in London on 7, 10 and 11 June.
BBC monthly meeting Renaissance Monarch
The British Business Club faced a fresh challenge at their monthly get together: how to fill the cavernous ballroom of the paint-still-wet new Renaissance Monarch Hotel, at Dynamo.
Chicago Gangsters at Silvers
Admit it, you were worried that the krissis had driven all the hoods, hoodlums, gangsters and neer-do-wells abroad (or at least out along Rubolovsky Prospekt).
Penny Lanes Rally
On April 24th, Penny Lane Realty took part in the opening of the Moscow rally season in an event organised by the Classic Car Club.

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