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Community News – Spring 2017

IWC Interest Groups Sign Up In February, the fabulous hotel Metropole hosted the IWC’s monthly Meet&Greet. Members were given the opportunity to sign up for wide range of interest groups such as Art & Craft, Mind & Soul, Cooking, Languages, and many others. The IWC would like to thank all partners for the gifts for […]

Have A Nice Day healthy food café

  Moscow has never been exactly well known for its health food restaurants. For many foreigners, this is a bit of a let-down as healthy eating has long been part of our culinary landscapes in our home countries. Enter the ‘Have A Nice Day’ healthy food café inside the Tsvetnoi Market, to where members of […]

David Oganesyan, Founder of Voskevaz Winery

After an introduction by Maria Ushakova, David Oganesyan, the founder of the present day Voskevaz Winery’ very kindly contributed some wonderful, rich bottles of his Armenian wine to the ‘Moscow expat Life’ 5th Anniversary Party, and to the ELE end of year party. MeL caught up with David to find out some more about Voskevaz […]

Brand Chef Said Fadli

  We met Brand Chef Said Fadli at the February 2016 MGFC at ‘Have a Nice Day’ restaurant in the Tsvetnoi Central Market complex. We were so impressed by his food and the concept he is trying to introduce we decided to interview him (editor). Which country are you from? I was born in Morocco, […]

The Trans-Siberian

  Vincent Weightman Last year the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway celebrated its 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, my girlfriend and I agreed we should ‘have a quiet summer’ and ‘just’ travel the breadth of the largest country in the world by its most famous mode of transport. Somehow within weeks our mums and dads were […]

You Can Hardly Remember

By Alexa Shearer https://www.facebook.com/FindingherSerenity ‘I felt a wish never to leave…a wish that dawn might never come, that my present frame of mind might never change.’  Leo Tolstoy Moscow has always held for me the closest connotation to the word ‘home.’ And I write this almost in a regretful manner …the way one would write […]

To Be a Resilient and Happy Repat… What, When, and How to Cope

Having previously written about the importance of resilience for the successful expat, in this article, Lucy Kenyon SCPHN, M.Med.Sci., RGN explores the planning, challenges and pitfalls of moving home. Repatriation is the process of returning a person – voluntarily – to his or her place of origin or citizenship. For the linguaphiles among us, repatriation […]

Change Is Coming

By Chris Weafer By any measure the past three years have been very difficult for Russia, the people of Russia and, on a relative basis, for the expatriates working in the country. The economy came close to collapse, reporting a recession in each of the last eighth quarters.  Geopolitics and international headlines about Russia could […]