The Medical Professor V. Vigdorchik
Director of Medincenter, GlavUpDk, affiliate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
For me the name ‘Passport’ means the basic document defining a person’s citizenship. The passport is an important document of trust between countries. For this reason the project that started four years ago and maintained today by John Ortega and John Bonar is extremely important for Russia at this time as we pass through a complex period of establishing an open dialogue to foster mutual trust and understanding between representatives of various cultures. It is very important, that on the pages of the magazine against a background of entertaining and lifestyle information, the editors inform the readers and representatives of the international community in Russia of new achievements in various spheres of public life. My particular passion is medical science and I have enjoyed the coverage you have given this topic. I believe the information on new medical technologies is very important for readers of Passport, the people who have arrived to work in another country, plunged into the unfamiliar new social environment. We understand that the editor’s work is complex and you carry that responsibility well. I therefore wish you health which will give to you force in your noble work. With best regards on the occasion of the birthday of your magazine.
The Diplomat Johannes O. S. Manginsela
1st Secretary, Indonesian Embassy, Moscow
When I arrived in Moscow and was “a new kid on the block” I really was lost as I have very limited knowledge of the Cyrillic language. Finding passport in the hotel lobby was just like seeing a light at the end of a tunnel. It helped me find my feet in Moscow and it continues to keep me aware of developments and forthcoming cultural highlights. I am thankful for that. Now, although I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with many local publications as my sources of information diversify, Passport Magazine is the one monthly publication that I should not miss every month. Congratulations to Passport Magazine on this 4th Anniversary and best wishes to all members of the Passport team.
The Business Leader Geoffrey Cox
Chairman of Astera Group
I was amazed to learn that Passport magazine is only four years old, so much has it become part of my life. Like the good wine that it frequently extols, it has been improving with age while at the same time retaining the right degree of youthful vitality and diversity All credit to John Ortega the proprietor and the team he has gathered round him; long may they prosper.
The Teacher Victoria Kolosova
English teacher and Foreign Language Tutor, Faculty of Advertising, Moscow Humanitarian University
Many of our students expect to work with international advertisers and multinational advertising agencies when they graduate. So it is important for us the teachers and especially for the students to get used to regular written English communication and the interesting range of articles in Passport magazine turns what could be a chore into a reading pleasure. Thank you Passport for helping us all improve our skills in your native language and thank you on behalf of the Faculty of Advertising and our Dean, Alexander Borodai, for the support you have demonstrated to the faculty over the years.