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Contents of issue June 2011

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Editor’s Choice

What`s on
Lost page. Holy Russia. Jazz open-air. Masterpieces of the XX century from the collections of Instituto Valencianode Arte Moderno (IVAM). Baroque in the Palace. Jamiroquai.
Exhibition from the Kursk State Art Gallery
This new exhibition is part of the Federal project “The Golden Map of Russia,” which is designed to display the collections of the Russian regions.
Education Briefing

British Council
PASSPORT’s third education briefing goes global.
Theatre preview

Coming on
“Les Contes de Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach. “Pushkin. Duel. Death”. “The Rostov Action”.
History of Art

The “World of Art” Group
The World of Art group was very important in the celebrated art of the Silver Age of art in Russia, which in turn played a very significant role in the history of Russian symbolism and art nouveau.

Doll Making
Dolls have been a part of our collective culture since prehistoric times.

Happy Russians on Planet Goa
I’ve finally lived to see it: a mass of happy Russians, smiling, friendly, relaxed and at ease. Of course, they weren’t in Russia.
Ho Chi Minh City
A day off work! An English teacher in Ho Chi Minh City with 184 “Persausive” essays to mark.
A Day Out

Cycling in and beyond Moscow
To paraphrase Mick Jagger: summer’s here and the time is right for cycling in the streets.
The Way It Is

The New Russian Poor
Cameras, glossy magazines and TV love the rich and famous. No wonder we know an awful lot about the Russian “new rich”.
Juries V
This final part brings the story up to date.
The UK Bribery Act
The UK Bribery Act will come into effect on 1 July 2011.
Outsourcing HR
PASSPORT is starting a series on business practices in Russia. In this first article, we take a look at outsourcing HR.
Real Estate

Interview with Guillaume L’Ecuyer
Guillaume L’Ecuyer talked to PASSPORT about trends and prospects in the shopping centre segment of the Moscow real estate market.
Moscow continues to annul development contracts. Federal residential construction program stumbles. Moscow’s offices more expensive than in Paris and Singapore.
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Russian Language
How to: use the internet in Russian.
Your Moscow

Dom Gorkogo
The part of Moscow containing the Arbat and Nikitsky Boulevard; where Gogol’s house stands has a long history. The area was settled back in the 16th century.
Restaurant Review

Valentino Bontempi’s eponymous restaurant is a treasure waiting to be discovered.
Moscow’s best restaurants
When UK-based Restaurant magazine announced its annual list of the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants in April, Vavary became the first Moscow establishment to make the list at #48.
Book Review

The Last Englishman: the Double Life of Arthur Ransome
Are sailors inherently less biddable than land-lubbers? Many supporters of Alfred Theyer Mahon and the “maritime school” of world history would emphatically agree.

The Bejewelled Newt
Once upon a time there was a bejewelled newt that sang in a mid-summer pond, “beautiful, strange…”
Puzzle page
Moscow is full of nature and life. A few simple quizzes, all showing birds and trees which can be seen inside the city.
View from There

Witches in the Misty Isles
Britain has been a centre of magic for millennia
View from Here

Dare to ask Dare
Ex-pats and Russians alike ask celebrity columnist Deidre Dare questions about life in Moscow.

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