Articles by Svetlana Graudt



Designing the Cold War

A major exhibition on Cold War design opens at London's Victoria & Albert Museum in September. Svetlana Graudt reports.

Ask the Chef

Laura Bridge consults as an executive creative chef at Correa's restaurants.

Icon: Baby Lenin Badges

The golden-haired cherub in the center of a five-point star bears little resemblance to the familiar image of a bold man with a goatee and an outstretched hand -- an easily recognizable Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet state.

Waiting in the Wings

British artist Alan Halliday has found success by drawing ballet dancers like Rudolf Nureyev.

Waiting in the Wings

British artist Alan Halliday has found success by drawing ballet dancers like Rudolf Nureyev.

Picking the Perfect Vet

When a pet falls ill, it's not easy to choose between the many vet services available.

A Nobel Knight

A recently knighted Dutch expat shares what he's learned about doing business in Russia after more than a dozen years here.

Feast Your Eyes

Russians love a good celebration -- and for centuries chocolate factories have been only too pleased to dress up their wares to mark special days, from the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty to the 23rd Communist Party Congress.

Pieces of Childhood

A veteran toy collector puts together an exhibition of Russian and Soviet toys from the 1870s to the 1980s.

Pieces of Childhood

A veteran toy collector puts together an exhibition of Russian and Soviet toys from the 1870s to the 1980s.

Food Museum

Serious foodies with a penchant for history are in for a treat: Russia's only museum of public catering is set to open Jan. 15

Ask the Frequent Flyer

Favorite destination? London -- we live in Moscow, so going back to Britain is always a holiday and I miss my family and friends who live there.

Corporate Gifts: Risky Business

Why calendars are the socks and handkerchiefs of corporate gift-giving during the festive season.

Tree Trinkets & History

Beyond being a marketing ploy to attract customers before the holidays, the Mega malls' ""Fond Childhood Memories"" exhibition of vintage Christmas and New Year's ornaments provides a fascinating look at Russian history.

Doug's Foray Into Steak

What upsets the American executive chef of Doug's Steakhouse is that his Russian customers like their steaks well done.

Snapping Moscow Like It's SoHo

When they're not partying, two New York brothers shoot campaigns for MegaFon and MasterCard.

Time Travel on Taganka

Moscow's original old blinnayas, cheburechnayas and stolovayas may be a dying breed, but thankfully they're not extinct.

The Duduk Master

Djivan Gasparian, whose music has been featured on Peter Gabriel albums and in Hollywood blockbusters, plays at the Kremlin Palace.

The Duduk Master

Djivan Gasparian, whose music has been featured on Peter Gabriel albums and in Hollywood blockbusters, plays at the Kremlin Palace.

The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food

  • 16 November 06
  • Staff Writers
It was the Soviet Union's first major cookbook for the masses -- and perhaps the world's only gastronomic volume to have ever quoted so extensively from Stalin and Communist Party general assemblies.

A Story Told in Postcards

An exhibition of faded, pre-revolutionary greeting cards sheds light on the history of Germans in Moscow.

A Story Told in Postcards

An exhibition of faded, pre-revolutionary greeting cards sheds light on the history of Germans in Moscow.

A Bun in Moscow's Oven

How 30 years of baking led one Scotsman from army kitchen to Russia's bread-market capital.

Chips off the Block

ArtPole shows sculptures outside an electronics plant.

Street Fighting

Enthusiasts exchange blows at a historic fencing tournament.

Street Fighting

Enthusiasts exchange blows at a historic fencing tournament.

Chips off the Block

ArtPole shows sculptures outside an electronics plant.

Aiming for Stardom

Australian tenor Andrew Goodwin has gone from surfing the beaches of Sydney to singing at the Bolshoi.

Aiming for Stardom

Australian tenor Andrew Goodwin has gone from surfing the beaches of Sydney to singing at the Bolshoi.

A Taste of the Subcontinent

Hare Krishnas and members of Moscow's Indian community organize an ambitious cultural festival.