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Moscow Accueil

Our first meeting will take place September 12 at 10 am at the Novotel Centre. We will have a second meeting September 19th at the French Embassy.
Please contact: Catherine Dolla Email:

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole is an open mike writers' and artists' collective for sharing prose, poetry and music. It is comprised of an English-speaking international crowd. Held every alternate Sunday (September 3 and 17) in the "biblioteka" at the FAQ Cafe Gazetny Per. 9/2.

British Women`s Club

Tuesday, September 12th meeting at the British Embassy. Until then regular meetings continue from 10am to 12pm at Coffee Mania on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul., next to the Conservatory Concert Hall. All newcomers are very welcome.
Contacts: Barbara Carter, 916 788 9340, Laura Johnson, 9168360558

American Women`s Organization

The AWO of Moscow has over 200 members and assists expat women adapt to life in Moscow through social, cultural and educational activities. The club also supports charitable organizations in Moscow. The AWO Meetings for this month will be held on September 6th and 20th and a Newcomers Coffee on September 13th. Our Fall Activities Kick-off is also on the 6th, so come and sign up for Interest Groups and Activities for the year.

Members meet at 10:30 at the Hard Rock Cafe on Stary Arbat. Tickets will be on sale for the September 10 Boat Trip and the October 14 Country and Western Dance at all the meetings. Membership is open to all North American passport holders and their spouses. Ophelia Chafigoulline, Communications Chairperson who can be reached at
For further information email:


The Nastenka Foundation

The Nastenka Charitable Foundation and local artists invite you to take part in a charity auction to help children suffering from cancer: Painters, draw our future!
If youre a painter, you have a wonderful chance to help sick children by donating your art for the charitable exhibition. If you want to take part in our auction as a volunteer, or make a contribution, inform our organizers! We need your support! All monies will be spent on medicines and medical equipment for the Scientific Research Institute of Childrens Oncology and Hematology of the Russian Oncology Center named in Honor of N. Blokhin, where up to 100 children from all parts of Russia receive treatment.
The Exhibition is expected September 20-23. For the Charity event - watch the press.
For more details about Exhibition call: Anastasia Severina Tel: 8 926 246 0912 Email:
The Nastenka Foundation Tel: 585 4101


A group that aims to overcome discrimination and hardship faced by mixed-race children in Russia. In September we will have an opening ceremony for the new educational year at the Central Children's Russian Library, Oktyabrskaya Square 1. In the library we have courses for the children in computer education, English, psychology and art. Sponsored by IWC, ARC, the United Way International and SCO
Contact: Emilia Tynes-Mensa

The Centre for Curative Pedagogics (CCP)

The Centre for Curative Pedagogics (CCP) treats and teaches children with mental disabilities, brain damage and classified learning difficulties such as autism, Downs Syndrome. CCP runs many educational and rehabilitative programs for disabled children and their families. CCP also publishes, translates and disseminates relevant medical publications otherwise unavailable in Russia.
September 1 - the school year opening event for CCP students and their family members.
September 1 - start of integrative classes for disabled children in many Moscow schools. September 1- opening for the first Russian state-run workshops for disabled teenagers and youth at the Technological College No. 21. September 25-26 - CCP-based Conference on working with children with severe and multiple development disorders.
September - October - charity fair of CCP students' handicraft at the German Embassy.
Please contact CCP Email:
Tel: 131 0683


Upcoming Kidsave events and current program goals: Start the School of Life project in Moscow in September Our life skills training supports orphans ages 15 to 23 who are in the process of being emancipated from the orphanages. Through a mentoring center and training program managed by Russian NGOs, the children receive a nine-month classroom program. The coursework offers the much needed life skills to help children prepare for independent living. Staff psychologists offer individual and group counseling. Outreach social workers, doctors and legal advocates are available to participants if needed. Expansion of the Teen Mother programs in St. Petersburg also will begin in September.
The Teen Mother program supports prevention of abandonment of children by their orphaned teen mothers. Orphaned children can often become a cyclical issue when emancipated orphans give birth at a young age. The Teen Mother Program attempts to break the cycle by providing support to teen mothers and giving them the resources to keep their families together through crises intervention, individual counseling and child-care training. Kidsave provides monitoring and psychological support to young mothers with help for them to keep their newborns. Thirtythree teen mothers have been offered qualified help.
The Fourth Annual Kidsave Gala will be held in the Legendary YAR restaurant on November 18.
The Kidsave Gala is Kidsaves major fundraising event for the year and is expected to attract over 200 people from the Moscow community including many leaders of the community along with Russian and multinational businesses. Attendees are like-minded people who care about the community. It is wonderful event to attend and a great audience with which to build your brand recognition.
GALA Auction and Dinner Party Live Rock-n-Roll Band (dancing) Silent and Live Auction, Raffle Drawing and Wine, Whiskey, Dinner, Dessert, Cognac, Cigars. Yar Restaurant, November 18, Saturday 6pm to midnight.

Black Tie Optional

In September, Kidsave will open an Inter-regional Resource Center on the grounds of School-Internat # 8 to support family-based care for children in Moscow.
Contact: Olga Tkacheva Ul. Sushchevskaya #21, 2nd Podezd, 3rd Floor, Office #16
Tel/Fax: 978 32 50, ...
Because every child needs a family.

Diemas Dream

This fall we will celebrate our 10th anniversary working with our Russian colleagues and the 150 children of Orphanage Number 8 in Moscow for Physically and Mentally Disabled Orphans. We plan to have an open house on September 21 inviting individuals and organizations who have sponsored our work over the past 10 years and anyone interested in the work of Diemas Dream.
To attend please contact
We will be opening our village for young disabled adults this fall. Our Family Center has been open since April and we expect to be working at capacity with families who have disabled children at home this fall.
Contact Mary Dudley: Tel: 139 59 10

Taganka Children`s Fund Runner at the New York City Marathon

For the second time this year, Canadian national Gregory Shields will be running for the Taganka Childrens Fund, in order to raise money for the organizations charitable programs for needy children in Moscow ( Recently, Greg raised over $2000 in his marathon run in Ottawa, Canada. Now Greg has agreed to run the New York City Marathon on November 6 in order to raise sponsorship for TCF. Gregory took up marathon running after he turned 40 three years ago and has participated in three full marathons since and a number of half marathons. The New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 85,000 applicants. Please join and support our TCF runner at the New York marathon. Sponsorship for each mile completed - with a minimum donation of 5 dollars per mile and/or 3 dollars per kilometer. The New York City Marathon provides you with a great opportunity for positive impact on the lives of many Moscow children in need. If you would like to receive more information or sponsor our charitable Runner at the New York Marathon, contact: Email: TCF@COMTV.RU Supporting disadvantaged families in Moscow.


St. Catherine Othodox

St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church Representation of the Orthodox Church in America. Services in Russian followed by English at 9 am every Sunday. The 5th Anniversary Memorial for Victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks will be held at 10 am on Monday, September 11. Bolshaya Ordynka, 60/2, (Metro Dobryninskaya), 119017, Moscow, Russia, Tel/Fax: 949-1296 Archimandrite Zacchaeus (Wood) - Dean of the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr 'In-the-Fields', Email:,

JCC Jewish Community

From September 1, new classes will begin for children eight months and older. Preparation for school: English lessons, drawing and others; classes for parents will take place simultaneously in Yoga, Dance, Interne. Daily Montessori for Pre School Children. Address: Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 47/2 Contact Marina Verigina Tel: 787 45 60, Mob: 8 910 405 7779 Email to:,

St. Andrews Anglican Church - September 2006 Schedule

Sunday services:
8:30 Holy Communion
11:00 Sung Eucharist with Sunday School
18:30 Evening Prayer
8:30 Morning Prayer
18:30 Evening Prayer (including Saturday, excluding Thursday)
19:00 Holy Communion
19:45 Bible study
Saturday September 9
St Andrews Village Fete! 14:00 Games, food stalls and fun for all, in the British tradition!
Every Thursday:
19:30 Classical Concert at St Andrews with organ, vocal and instrumental music! (Tickets at door)
St Andrew's Anglican Church Voznesensky pereulok 8 (Metro - Okhotny Ryad or Pushkinskaya)
Tel/Fax: 629 0990

Calvary Chapel

Christian Church in Russian with English translation. Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Contact: Kostya Kretov. Address: Krosna House of Culture, Ulitsa Presnensky Val 29
Tel: 8 916 183 5345

The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy

Come and worship in this vibrant and historically Protestant community. Organized by the Presbyterian (USA), Lutheran (ELCA), Methodist (UMC), Reformed (RCA), and Baptist (ABC) churches, this church is an eclectic mixture of English speaking people from all over Moscow. Worship services are every Sunday at 3pm at St. Andrews church, Voznesenskiy Pereulok 8, near M. Arbatskaya, Okhotny Ryad, and Pushkinskaya. Sunday School, nursery, and weekly educational programs are active and available.
For more information, please call Rev. Bob Bronkema, 143 3562
Email: at


Moscow International Choir

The Moscow International Choir is starting a new season on September 12th with rehearsals for the Winter Concerts in December. All musiclovers are welcome to join our friendly and enthusiastic group of singers of all nationalities, ages and levels of ability. Beginners and more advanced singers are needed as we are always looking for possible soloists, general singers, administrative volunteers etc. there are no auditions for the Choir. We sing great classical works and more popular music at each concert. We also organize regular socials and dacha days. Please come by, join us or come to watch September 12 at 7pm. Voznesensky Pereulok 8 (inside St Andrew's Church)
Contact Coopers at 200 5205 or 917 552 833 Email:


Russia & the CIS Investment Forum 2006:

Between Public and Private September 12-13 Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel & Business Center

Association of European Businesses

September 12 Swiss Euro Reception September 21 Cultural Reception September 27 Standard and Poors Transparency Survey Energy Committee: Open Meeting with Mrs. Belova, First Deputy General Director of Tekhsnabexport.
For further details about AEB Events please contact Events Manager, Anna Kaplya,,
Tel: 721 17 60

The New Russian Retailers Club

An impromptu meeting of Russian retailers has led to the inauguration of the Russian Retail Club. Some 55 retailers from companies such as Swatch, Zara, Sela, LVB, Sprandi, Marks & Spencer and Benetton attended a spirited get-to-know-you session in the Blue Elephant, Royal Thai cuisine restaurant. John Ortega, publisher of this magazine spoke in his capacity as General Manager of International Apparel and drew on his wide experience in US retail. Arkady Pekarevska, VP of Sela, gave a rousing speech to the assembled retailers, urging them not to miss an opportunity to share problems and achieve a common voice.

Ladies Car Rally

Seen here are (L R) Olga Mamanova, Milka Kresoja and Olga Evseeva

In Passport August issue we got the results of the Ladies Car Rally wrong. The winner was in fact Natalia Kozlova and Olga Zareckaya in a 1965 Mercedes Benz 230 SL. Runner up was Milka Kresoja and Oksana Smirnova in a 1956 Mercedes Benz 230 SL. Third was Yuliya Efrussi and Ekaterina Nikolaeva in a 1976 Cadillac.


Filipino as the Worlds First Fusion Cuisine
By Marina Sinitsyna

Feeling transfixed by the sheets of pouring rain and the waltz of stirring leaves outside your window that seem to blur the tastes and smells of summer? Passport Magazine is lucky to discover (and share with its faithful readers) the last oasis of summer left in Moscow The Flavors of the Philippines Food Festival to be held in Gubernatorsky restaurant, 22 Voznesensky Pereulok on September 18-22. This festival will show experienced Moscow diners that there exists aSoutheast Asian cuisine able to surprise even the most sophisticated palates.

Philippine cuisine remains terra incognita for most Western people. A product of the archipelagos colonial heritage, it stands out from the better known but typically Asian dishes from that area. In fact, it can be truly called the first fusion cuisine ever in the world. Over a span of several centuries Filipinos absorbed the various cultural influences that landed on their 7107 islands Spanish, Chinese, Malayo-Polynesian, Japanese, Indian, North and Latin American carefully adjusting every dish to fit local ingredients and tastes. Thus adobong liempo, the best known Philippine dish, is strikingly simple in preparation yet splendid in flavor, and is the Asian take on the Spanish carne adobado and features chicken or pork (sometimes both) marinated in garlic, soy sauce and vinegar, spiced with pepper and laurel leaves. Unlike its Spanish cousin, this dish never contains chili, with peppercorns being used instead, and it can be served in a sauce although most adobado are dry.

Some 30 items are on the menu, designed by the countrys Kulinarya Program for its worldwide promotional launch in Moscow and prepared by four gourmet chefs of Manilas premier Via Mare restaurant. The Flavors of the Philippines Food Festival will allow you to experience from breakfast to dinner the richness and variety of Philippine cuisine; from lechon (roast suckling pig) and sugpo sa gata (prawns in coco cream) to inihaw na malasugi (grilled swordfish) and kilawin Filipinos vinegary answer to sashimi topped off by the irresistible leche flan (layered caramel flan). Filipino cigars and rum may also be sampled. To complete the summer illusion diners will be served by staff wearing the semitransparent national costume, barong tagalog, while watching the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company perform Philippine ethnic music and dances.

Leaders and Changes

Christine Loomis has joined Staffwell as a senior director in its recruitment division. American born Loomis was previously in senior management roles with AIG Consumer Finance Group and Delta Capital Management. She started her career with Chase in New York.

Ruslan Vinokurov has joined Cushman & Wakefield Stiles & Riabokobylko as Director for Business Development and Special projects. Vinokurov will be responsible for providing premier turnkey fit-out solutions and service promotion in asset services. He was formerly Sales Director of Concept company from 2004. Earlier he was Head of the Representative Office in Russia and CIS of Fritz Egger GmbH.

Andrey Abajidi is the newest Executive Team Member at Swissotel Krasny Holmy, the Raffles managed skyscraper hotel near Paveletskaya. As Director of PR & Communications, he will concentrate on development of the hotels communication strategy and building the image of the leading five-star property on the Moscow hotel scene and will be responsible for all advertising of the hotel. Abajidi previously worked for Park Hyatt and Baltschug Kempinski hotels in Moscow and Adidas.

Moises Castro has taken charge of the kitchen at the La Hacienda on Komsomolsky Prospekt where the huge summer patio is in full swing. He comes from Houstons Bistro Artistico and prior to that, La Cote St. Jacques in Burgundy. His menu features authentic Mexican cuisine. He is one of two chefs brought in by Doug Steele Restaurants for its array of restaurant openings.

Tim Freeman will take charge of Dougs Steakhouse and Blowfish, scheduled to open in September on Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Tim comes to Moscow from Perrys Steak House in Houston, one of Americas best. He previously worked at Spago in Beverly Hills and in the Clinton White House. He was chef for the Governor of Ohio. Despite his southern US origins, Tim specializes in Asian food and hopes to make Blowfish the most authentic Japanese restaurant outside of Japan.

Alessandro Cabella joined Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg as hotel manager in early August. Cabello, 41, hails from a family of famous Italian hoteliers, coffee and chocolate pioneers, whose grandparents founded the La Casa del Caffe brand. A multicultural and multi-lingual international hospitality professional, he has worked with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, One&Only Resorts and as Vice President Food and Beverage for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, overseeing 136 Hotels.

Tunay Dogan is the new Director of Revenue of the Grand Hotel Europe. From Turkey, Dogan has worked in the hospitality industry for 17 years, the last seven with Hilton International where he was Cluster Director of Business Development at Hilton Sharm Cluster at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

How to say: Please wait for me


The basic verb is (accusative). This is the imperative form: used to give an instruction (but in no way as rude as it sometimes sounds in English).

For a certain amount of time:

(for a second)
(for a short while)
(for half an hour)
(for 20 minutes)
(for about 20 minutes)
(saying before, rather than after , gives the sense of an approximate, rather than specific time)

Or until some specific time:

(until 5 oclock)
(watch out for genitive case after )
. (until this evening)
() (until the end of the work day)

Where you might want them to wait:

(by my house)
(by the gate)
(by the traffic lights)
(by the entrance)
(by the exit)

Because youre busy doing something:

(while I put some money on my phone)
(while I pop to the bathroom)
(while I drop into this shop)
, (while I phone and clarify the address)

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