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Postcard from Central Asia #2: encounter with a not very good spy

One of my favourite places in Bishkek is Smokie’s Bar-B-Q, a 24-hour American ribs and beer joint where many a late evening has been spent in good company. You meet all sorts there: aviation engineers, diplomats, journalists, musicians. I’m talking to … Continue reading

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Russian splendour: luxury hotels of Moscow – from £70 a night

It is a truth universally unacknowledged that Moscow is only slightly more than three hours from London by air, and that its five star hotels offer surprisingly affordable deals at weekends. Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, great shopping, … Continue reading

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