Articles by Annabel McGilvray



In Dublin, on the Frothy Trail of Pubs & Poets

The Celtic Tiger may have come and gone, but in its wake it left Dublin a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of 1 million people coming from all corners of Ireland and the world.

In Dublin, on the Frothy Trail of Pubs & Poets

The Celtic Tiger may have come and gone, but in its wake it left Dublin a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of 1 million people coming from all corners of Ireland and the world.

His Road Led Him From AmEx to AmCham

Andrew Somers' first trip to Moscow was in the early 1970s to find out whether a damages claim after a car accident was for death or disablement. The incident happened shortly after he began as legal counsel for American Express.

WTO Negotiator Says Banking Is a Very 'Painful' Topic at Talks

Bankers, analysts and bureaucrats are split over the impact Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization would have on their still-developing banking industry.

Australian Took Siege as a Lesson

As they cowered in the Theater Na Dubrovke, Australian professor Alex Bobik said he had some advice for his Russian Ph.D. student Natalya Kalinina.

The Underground World of Serious Sports Fans

Whatever the sport you love, as Moscow life turns indoors, there is somewhere to watch it, and more likely than not, it will come complete with a big screen and beer snacks.

Rostov Veliky: City Eager to Enchant

In Veliky Rostov you can be woken up by a riot of bells on a cool autumn Sunday, then wander outside your hotel room for a view of an ancient town from atop its kremlin walls.

Rostov Veliky: City Eager to Enchant

In Veliky Rostov you can be woken up by a riot of bells on a cool autumn Sunday, then wander outside your hotel room for a view of an ancient town from atop its kremlin walls.

Shops Cater to Needs of the Little Ones

Seeing as small babies have always loomed large on the Russian psyche, Moscow has a shop to cater to every pint-size need, want and passing whim of the little people among us.

Shops Cater to Needs of the Little Ones

Seeing as small babies have always loomed large on the Russian psyche, Moscow has a shop to cater to every pint-size need, want and passing whim of the little people among us.

Special Olympics Come to Town

What happens to Olympic medalists after they leave the dais? Some of Russia's champions have now turned to helping the mentally disabled enjoy sports.

Dane Keeping Dirt Out of Moscow's Offices

Claus Rosenberg made a small fortune importing salami to Moscow and marketing washing powder in Poland.

Crisis Line Sounding Alarm for Volunteers

It's a good-news, bad-news story. Moscow's English-language crisis line is fielding far fewer calls.

Finding Someone Who'll Save Caviar for Baby

As the city's parks and pavements become territory of the baby carriage with the arrival of summer, the time has come to look a little closer at Moscow childcare options.

From Young Soviet Star to Capitalist Counsel

During her career Yevgenia Tarassova has seen Russia's legal profession change dramatically and is now managing partner of Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn's Moscow office.

Where Bush Will Sleep Is a Big Secret

No Moscow hotel is telling whether it will have the honor of welcoming U.S. President Bush for the night, and some are fretting that the president will opt to bed down in a private residence.

British Hospitality Goes High-Tech in Russia

After a decade in Russia's hospitality industry, Joanne Vaughan and her HRS hotel management systems are attracting attention in both the hospitality and high-tech industries.

Ambassador's Wife Finds Jewels on Novy Arbat

On the eve of her first solo exhibition in Russia contemporary jewelry designer Lisa Vershbow was all nervous enthusiasm about the impending opening.

Special Subbotnik for a Smoother Ride

100 young volunteers from Moscow community groups, schools and technical colleges spent Saturday improving the city's streets and parks for use by the disabled.

Attitude to Down Syndrome Goes Downside Up

Although statistics remain dismaying for the one in every 700 children born with Down syndrome in Russia, Mary is a manifestation of the progress that is gradually occurring.