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Alpina Business Books on the iPad

The book division of Alpina Business Books/United Press is entering the electronic book market. Now you can buy the publisher’s books for an attractive price in the AppStore by simply installing the free Alpina Business Books application on your iPad.

The iPad version goes beyond standard book content to offer additional material that cannot be delivered on paper. The e-books are supplemented by a variety of effects: video interviews, QR codes and active links, animated graphics, text zooming and much more. The iPad application provides new opportunities for advertisers to create maximally interactive promotional materials.


St. Pete Police Confiscate Newspapers Criticizing Matviyenko

Days ahead of municipal by-elections that are to launch St. Petersburg GovernorValentina Matviyenkointo the Federation Council, local authorities are pulling out all the stops to ensure that nothing disrupts the vote.

The latest incident saw city police seize most of the circulation of A Just Russia's party newspaper late Monday, citing possible extremist content, the party said Tuesday on its web site.


National Geographic Russia Holds Outdoor Photo Exhibit

The unique outdoor photo exhibit, titled “Russia – Life as Discovery,” will run from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 on Tverskoi Bulvar in Moscow. National Geographic Russia and the Land Rover company organized the exhibit.

The show features 60 photographs depicting the beauty of remote areas of Russia, as well as roads and routes that are either little known or completely unknown to most people. The project brings together the best works produced by National Geographic photographers.

Cosmopolitan Celebrates 17th Anniversary

The Cosmopolitan Flirt Party was held on July 27 at the former Red October candy factory in the center of Moscow. Despite the heat, the unusual party celebrating Cosmopolitan’s 17th anniversary brought together a large number of business partners and friends of the magazine.

Guests were greeted by 100 of the most gallant men of Moscow — models, actors and other handsome bachelors. They chatted with the ladies, presented them with Cosmo fans, tied bracelets of orchids on their wrists, played “flirt cards,” and danced and posed for photos with them. As each woman entered the party, she received special Cosmo-flirt pink hearts that served as currency for the evening allowing her to purchase valuable gifts during the auction. The auction prizes given away included jewelry from Oxette jewelers, designer jewelry by Equip, a Lacoste Joy of Pink set, a romantic dinner at Bono restaurant, gift sets from the Academy of Scientific Beauty and gift certificates from Nika salons.


Vedomosti in S7 Airlines Business Lounges

Beginning in July, visitors to the S7 business lounges in Moscow and Novosibirsk airports can view the latest electronic issue of Vedomosti newspaper free of charge. While they are waiting for their flights, guests can enjoy access to professional business information and be the first to learn of important news that has not yet appeared in print.