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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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SUPERWOMAN: ‘WORK, BUILD AND DON’T WHINE’ 17 июня в галерее GRAD открылась выставка SUPERWOMAN: ‘WORK, BUILD AND DON’T WHINE’, которая рассказывает об иконографической трансформации женского образа внутри пропагандистской риторики начиная с революции 1917-го и заканчивая Перестройкой. Лозунги, образы, плакаты, и реальная жизнь, в которой советская женщина должна была выполнять множество производственных и социальных функций, зачастую сильно отличались друг от друга, что … 100 and Up. The Cost of Educating Children in London This material was first published in the print version of Russian Gap magazine (issue 2, 2015). We are constantly hearing about how London is the most expensive city in the world, and educating your children here can amount to a tidy sum. Especially if you take into account that Grandma is not nearby, kindergartens and … 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 … 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 …
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