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The Black Russian, by Vladimir Alexandrov - review

The Black Russian Vladimir Alexandrov

Head of Zeus, pp.306, £17.99, ISBN: 9780802120694

‘Unabashed luxury, elaborate displays of rich fabrics, gilt, soaring ceilings, glittering chandeliers…’ Thus does Vladimir Alexandrov describe what Moscow’s elite demanded of Maxim, the 1912 nightclub helmed by The Black… Read more


Tbilisi: The Edge of the Real

15 December 2012

The electricity will be on in one hour, says my landlady. She tells me that it is dark out all over town (ignoring the glittering chrome bridge over the Mtkvari… Read more