Articles by Svetlana Korkina



Making Software Do the Hard Work

Getting hold of personal finance software in Russia is not straightforward. The demand for the software is extremely low and the market is still in its infancy.

Russian Astro Portal Lets You Cross the Universe by Mouse

The Russian Astro Portal will keep you abreast on all the latest developments in the world of astronomy.

Local Auditors Look for Strength in Numbers

With investment-hungry local companies striving for improved corporate governance, the domestic audit sector is consolidating in a bid to compete with the big global players

From Levitation to Lenin: A Local Wiz

Self-titled sorcerer, healer and hypnotist Yury Longo recently spoke with The Moscow Times about hypnosis, white magic and the resurrection of V.I. Lenin.

From Levitation to Lenin: A Local Wiz

Self-titled sorcerer, healer and hypnotist Yury Longo recently spoke with The Moscow Times about hypnosis, white magic and the resurrection of V.I. Lenin.

Brioni, Where the Clothes Make the Man

Step inside the new Brioni boutique, which celebrated its opening on Tretyakovsky Proyezd last week, and discover a world of elegant men's wear for the fashion-conscious man.

Brioni, Where the Clothes Make the Man

Step inside the new Brioni boutique, which celebrated its opening on Tretyakovsky Proyezd last week, and discover a world of elegant men's wear for the fashion-conscious man.

Mobile Upgrade Trend Boosting Handset Sales

Fashion-conscious Muscovites have overtaken other European cellphone owners in upgrading their handsets.

Colorful Casuals for Fall, Winter at Escada Sport

Although the city welcomed the fifth Escada shop just three months ago, last Tuesday the company celebrated the arrival of the sixth: the city's first Escada Sport shop.

Colorful Casuals for Fall, Winter at Escada Sport

Although the city welcomed the fifth Escada shop just three months ago, last Tuesday the company celebrated the arrival of the sixth: the city's first Escada Sport shop.

Swiss Days in Russia Festival of Music, Ballet, Food & Forums

This week, even the Moscow-bound can enjoy the bounty of Switzerland -- and it won't stop at chocolate and cheese. Or even with clocks and banks.

Swiss Days in Russia Festival of Music, Ballet, Food & Forums

This week, even the Moscow-bound can enjoy the bounty of Switzerland -- and it won't stop at chocolate and cheese. Or even with clocks and banks.

For First-Class Camping & Hiking, Head to the Parks

Those willing to travel that extra mile can take advantage of some great camping facilities at the handful of national parks located within a reasonable distance of Moscow.

For First-Class Camping & Hiking, Head to the Parks

Those willing to travel that extra mile can take advantage of some great camping facilities at the handful of national parks located within a reasonable distance of Moscow.

Kids to Get Electronic Books

A group of schoolchildren will say goodbye to some of their heavy old textbooks this fall, instead bringing to school a few computer disks.

The Shops to Head for When It's Showtime

Those searching for English-language videos in Moscow might be stumped at first. However, upon second glance, there are a number of stores selling good quality videos at the rougly same price as the pirated copies you'd find on the street.

The Shops to Head for When It's Showtime

Those searching for English-language videos in Moscow might be stumped at first. However, upon second glance, there are a number of stores selling good quality videos at the rougly same price as the pirated copies you'd find on the street.

American Builds Realty Business on Teamwork

Beginning with two notebook computers and a telephone line, Mark Stiles and Sergei Riabokobylko have built one of the most successful real estate agencies in Moscow.

All the Gear for Your Own Surfin' Safari

Several local shops stock the full range of necessary equipment for windsurfing, conventional surfing and water skiing -- from boards to sails to wetsuits -- whatever you require for fun in the water this summer.

All the Gear for Your Own Surfin' Safari

Several local shops stock the full range of necessary equipment for windsurfing, conventional surfing and water skiing -- from boards to sails to wetsuits -- whatever you require for fun in the water this summer.

Conference and Expo Draw Sector Leaders

Oil and gas leaders are converging on Moscow this week for two of their industry's premier events.

Shops Make It Simple to Shiver

With temperatures next week expected to hit 30 degrees, it may be worth considering buying an air conditioner or fan before the themometer peaks and stocks runs low.

Shops Make It Simple to Shiver

With temperatures next week expected to hit 30 degrees, it may be worth considering buying an air conditioner or fan before the themometer peaks and stocks runs low.

Western Banks at Home Lending to Consumers

Almost four years after the 1998 economic collapse brought down a number of the country's mightiest banks, the banking sector has managed to achieve some stability -- and there are even signs that foreign investors' confidence may be starting to return.

Before the Beach, Browse The Boutiques

For most women, the first weeks of summer mean refreshing their summer wardrobes with the addition or replacement of a few essentials in order to look their best on the beach.

Before the Beach, Browse The Boutiques

For most women, the first weeks of summer mean refreshing their summer wardrobes with the addition or replacement of a few essentials in order to look their best on the beach.

Patience Proves a Virtue for Expat Visa Dealer

Avi Aliman has found his niche in Moscow: helping people to get here.

IT Week Opens With Bigger Expo Promised

Hardware, software and information technology will be aplenty at the international IT exhibition Comtek-2002, which kicks off for the thirteenth time in Moscow on Tuesday.

Keeping Tabs on Shifting Laws

Russian law has come a long way in the past decade -- and keeping up with the pace of change is particularly demanding for foreign investors.

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