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Vladimir Jurowski. On searching, meditation, the therapeutic effects of music and the importance of silence. Vladimir Jurowski is a man of mystery. One of the most sought after and unusual conductors of our time, he is always searching for new directions in music. He often selects unconventional works, constantly broadening the orchestral repertoire. His interpretation is always original and stylistically objective. When a musician of this calibre talks about music, … Olga Vysokova: From Bank to Breakfasts Russian Gap has already written about the “Women Who Inspire” meetings held in London for Russian-speaking businesswomen and entrepreneurs. The organiser of these events, Olga Vysokova, sees demand among women who are tired of female conversations about handbags, children and holidays. They attend her events to get business ideas, share experience, and make contacts with … Dr Kostas Papadopolous: Everything you need to know about dental care in Britain British dental surgery can at times be a painful subject for Russians,who are not used to the NHS and its waiting lists half a year long. Sometimes it seems like it would be quicker and easier to fly back to Moscow to get a filling than to wait your turn in an English hospital. Konstas Papadopolous, … Denis Matsuev: “If I see a girl walking in with a bouquet, I know for sure she’s Russian” This material was first published in issue 4 of Russian Gap magazine (2015) My first question, of course, is about London. We are a London magazine and really love our city. Tell me, when did you come here for the first time? It was in 1994. I came at the invitation of Andrew Lloyd Webber … Secret Cinema. Tell no one! Last spring, going to Secret Cinema for the first time, all I knew was that I had to dress in 1920s style. The invitation, which was sent by email to everyone who had managed to get hold of a ticket, didn’t reveal either the name of the film or the exact location, but hinted that …

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Zima is coming… Alexei Zimin’s bar in London Now you really can find everything in London! Including pickled gherkins for two pounds, sauerkraut for three, or even a rich borsch, beef stroganoff, vorschmack or bread with caviar, which you can snack on alongside real vodka infusions. And all this can be found in the middle of Soho! The culprit behind this gastronomical triumph … Fancy Kids Children’s fashion, at first glance, can appear simple and obvious. But the professionals know that it is as fickle as children themselves! Anna Bunina and Daria Mura have risked taking on this niche, which in their view is not yet fully developed. The children’s clothing market today, according to the girls, is a little boring, … Khodorkovsky’s ‘Open Russia’ in London The fact that the centre of Russia’s cultural and social life is gradually shifting to London is no longer something that surprises anyone. What is more surprising is the speed with which this is happening. Yesterday, a new, important event took place – the opening of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia club. In a specially restored … Vladimir Jurowski. On searching, meditation, the therapeutic effects of music and the importance of silence. Vladimir Jurowski is a man of mystery. One of the most sought after and unusual conductors of our time, he is always searching for new directions in music. He often selects unconventional works, constantly broadening the orchestral repertoire. His interpretation is always original and stylistically objective. When a musician of this calibre talks about music, …
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