A due-diligence check on a Russian entrepreneur requires a quick trip to Moscow in Annie Hauxwell's A Morbid Habit.

Food file: Moscow

Ute Junker finds there's much more on the menu than cabbage, potato, bread and fish.

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Old Russia ... (from left) the Viking Surkov passes the wooden buildings of Kizhi Island

Slow boat in Russia

Margaret Turton watches the passage of history on a Stalin-inspired canal from St Petersburg to Moscow.

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