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The Good Guest Guide

The Good Guest Guide

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Some expats refer to it as the fish phenomenon: after three days even the best guest, just like fish, goes off. Janet Rogers offers some tips on how to keep your house 'fish-free'.

Kids activities in Moscow

10 activities for children in Moscow

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This article will give you some ideas what to do with your children in Moscow, recommended by the Children in Moscow online guide.

Editor's Guide: Leisure in Moscow

Editor's Guide: Leisure in Moscow

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Moscow's Leisure section offers weekly cinema reviews, book reviews, travelling in Russia and driving culture in the country.

How to get the most out of summer sales

How to get the most out of summer sales

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Summer sales have hit the major cities across Europe, but caution is the watch-word according to stylist Carina van der Kloet, who offers some tips to help us shop wisely.

Russia rejigs Soviet comedies in hit remakes

Russia rejigs Soviet comedies in hit remakes

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Film directors rely on old Soviet comedies for a new hit-making strategy, updating to the present in time and culture.

Russia seeks to regain Gagarin spirit in space

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Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's historic flight, Russia still prides itself on launching more satellites than anyone else and will soon have full responsibility for taking Americans into space.

Bittersweet Moscow: Tsvetnoy Central Market

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Expat Marco North describes through pen and photo luxuries and qualities of the latest market to open, the Tsventnoy Central Market.

Russian artists anger authorities with daring works

Russian artists anger authorities with daring works

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The street art scene in western culture might be on the verge of mainstream and sell outs, but Russia's modern art scene still saturate their work with intense activism.

Rick Steves: Hop away to Riga - Latvia's powerhouse

Rick Steves: Hop away to Riga - Latvia's powerhouse

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The Baltic countries are a close destination to seek holiday refuge out of Moscow. Rick Steves explains that this Latvian capital still carries the Russia scene, but with goodwill and charm.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

Bittersweet Moscow: Rinok, a swirl of the tastebud life

Bittersweet Moscow: Rinok, a swirl of the tastebud life

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Expat Marco North explores the overwhelming sights, sounds and smells of Rinok, a traditional Russian food market.

Downhill with a difference: Moscow’s real wacky racers

Downhill with a difference: Moscow’s real wacky racers

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The colourful 'Tazovy Downhill' annual bowl race is an event organised by Muscovites to raise their dreary winter spirits. The 2011 contest will take place on February 26. Frederick Bernas writes.

Rick Steves: Rambling through the ruins of Europe’s castles

Rick Steves: Rambling through the ruins of Europe’s castles

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Travel writer Rick Steves invites you to let your imagination roam in the ruins of Europe's undiscovered castles.

Spas in Moscow

Bliss of the Banya and Moscow saunas

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After a day steaming in the sauna, rolling in the snow and being whipped by branches, Russians agree this relaxing experience will leave you feeling born again.

Ski Europe: Find your winter destination

Ski Europe: Find your winter destination

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Travel writer Arwen Joyce is the typical winter holiday lover who travels to ski towns in search of the most cozy spots, best spas and sunny terrain from Italy to Switzerland and France.



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