The long dark days of winter are here. For new arrivals, let me assure you even the Russian winter is temporal and the sun will shine again. Old timers do not need to be told how important it is to get out and socialise over the coming months. Medical issues such as âSeasonal Affective Disorderâ (SAD) brought about by lack of sunlight can be treated medically, but can also be avoided by shutting down the computer and enjoying the warmth of non-virtual human communication. Now is the time to enjoy Moscowâs pubs, clubs, restaurants and theatres. It may surprise you, but Moscow has over 100 theatres, thousands of restaurants and perhaps 20 pubs worth visiting. Discovering them is not easy, however a few of the better restaurants are listed at the end of this magazine, and our highly refined âMoscow Good Food Clubâ adventures provide a way to appreciate the variety and high quality of what is available in Moscow.
On the socialising front, the âMoscow Networkingâ events held by this magazine have created waves in Moscow. Held at NightFlight, these evenings serve as a format for foreigners of all nationalities; not just âBrits,â Canadians, Germans, Americans but people from any of the roughly 150 different nationalities living in Moscow, otherwise incongruously labelled âexpats;â to come together. We have been separated into our national groups for long enough, now is the time to face whatever is coming together!
This issue we dedicate 12 pages to the Australian community. This is not the largest group of foreigners here, but probably the most friendly. It has always been a pleasure for me personally to forget (at least for an evening) my âBritishnessâ and socialise at the DownUnder Club or any of the other âAussieâ hang outs or events here in Moscow. In this issue we travel to Azerbaijan a place abounding with pubs, sun and expats.
The IWC has a new President and we welcome Victoria Å eligo to Moscow. In her interview she outlines her plans for this club over the next few years. The last few months have actually been extremely busy with many important anniversaries (AEB, ASEAN, for example) being celebrated in Moscow. Enjoy.
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- Community News
Tribute to John Roche
- Social Movers
Chris Helmbrecht, Don Craig & Maria Ushakova provide tips on Moscow’s social scene.
ASEAN day in Moscow
- The Talk of The Town
Reception to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesian and the 65th anniversary of Indonesia-Russian diplomatic relations
- Victoria Å eligo
The New President of the IWC
- Moscow Networking at it’s best!
The first meeting of this excellent Networking event
- AEB’s 20th anniversary
AEB celebrates with a mega networking event and top EU brass
- Simon Green – Russians living abroad
Is the Grass really greener?
- Azerbai – What?
Facts and Figures
- Landscapes of Azerbaijan
Where Moscow meets the Mediterranean!
- Book Review
Ali and Nino
- Pubs in Baku
By somebody who knows them well
- Moscow Zoo
Interview with Capri the elephant
- English actors in Moscow
Expat actors and actresses in Moscow find parts in professional productions
- Photo walks in Moscow
Join Moscow photo walks
- Tales from the Toffees
From Krasnodar to County Road
- Russian British Football Fanatics
- A Mirage at my fingers
The incredible sand-art of Lilia Chistina
The Decline of the High Heel?
Moscow memories from 1999.
- Duncan Cole, Senior Trade Commissioner
Australia Trade Commission Moscow
- Nick Hluszko
Managing Director of Karofilm, Moscow
- Vanessa Burke
International School Teacher
- Gabriel Kozulan
Writer, Producer, Director at Gabriel Productions and organizer of Australian Cultural and Charity events in Moscow
- David Wansbrough
Man of Peace
- Sherman Periera
Relocations Director, EMEA
- Radical Chic
A few of my favourite things, for the festive season!
- The Russian Avant Garde â in Monaco
by Ross Hunter
- John Kopiski’s Cheese Stall
- Belgian Russian Business Club
- Russia Reinvents itself
- Chet Bowling
On his Alinga accountancy company (sponsored article)
- Chris Weafer’s Column
The Russian economy
- English International School
What do expatriate children think about Moscow?
- Moscow Expat Football Team
Moscow Youth Soccer League 2015
- Moscow Dragons Rugby
Having a Ball
- Montessori school in Moscow
School where children love to learn (sponsored article)
- Antti Johannes Kauppi
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