Articles by Kathrina Szymborski



We Are Family

Two small foster-care communities are creating opportunities and extended families for orphans.

Ballet Debut

Young composer Alex Prior presents his score for a ballet based on ""The Jungle Book.""

Ballet Debut

Young composer Alex Prior presents his score for a ballet based on ""The Jungle Book.""

Eclipse The Sun

As far as climatic hazards go, most visitors to Russia worry more about frostbite than sunburn.

Cool Schools for Expat Kids

Finding the right school isn't as easy as ABC, with a variety of choices and fierce competition for places.

Goodbye Corporate World, Hello Adventure

Brave the rapids of Chile's Futaleufu River, go on safari in the Makgadikgadi Pans of Botswana, dig for dinosaurs in the Gobi desert -- for Annette Loftus, it's all in a day's work.

Moving Muse

An exhibition at GOST Gallery recalls how Isadora Duncan inspired Moscow artists during the 1920s.

Moving Muse

An exhibition at GOST Gallery recalls how Isadora Duncan inspired Moscow artists during the 1920s.

Expatriates Go Native to Dodge Steep School Fees

At state schools, parents make only nominal payments for security and cleaning services.

New Kinds of Toons

The brand-new Linoleum Alternative Animation Festival promises to bring cutting-edge animated films to Moscow.

New Kinds of Toons

The brand-new Linoleum Alternative Animation Festival promises to bring cutting-edge animated films to Moscow.

Dirty Dancing

The Lichnoye Delo contemporary dance festival presents a provocative new piece from Sasha Pepelyayev.

Dirty Dancing

The Lichnoye Delo contemporary dance festival presents a provocative new piece from Sasha Pepelyayev.

A Strong Contract Can Avert Rental Nightmares

When renting an apartment in Moscow, nothing should be taken for granted -- not even access to your home, some expats say.

Go for a Spin in the City Parks

Bicycles are a rare sight on Moscow's streets -- not surprising given the lethal road manners of many Moscow drivers.

Eatery Boss Proves Smiles Win Out in the End

When Henrik Winther came to Russia 15 years ago, grabbing a bite to eat was no easy task.

All That Jazz

Musicians of different countries and styles converge on Moscow to improvise in the brand-new Art Depot festival.

All That Jazz

Musicians of different countries and styles converge on Moscow to improvise in the brand-new Art Depot festival.

All the World's a Stage

The 14th annual Benois de la Danse festival honors ballet stars from all over the world.

All the World's a Stage

The 14th annual Benois de la Danse festival honors ballet stars from all over the world.

The Business Brain Behind Many a Hit Movie

Whether you're Russian, American, French or Japanese, chances are Michael Dounaev has a story that will tug at your heartstrings.

Foreign Pay Pitfalls Loom Large at Tax Time

Navigating the Russian tax system can seem like tricky business, especially for expatriates or new tax residents.