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The leading Russian stock exchange is also located in Moscow.
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New Yorker Deidre Dare, 45, was sacked from her lucrative legal job in Moscow for “gross misconduct” after writing an erotic internet novel, Expat, while on secondment in the Russian capital, eschewing her real name, Deidre Clark, for a racier nom de plume.
A spokesman for the City law firm Allen & Overy said: “We found that Ms Dare’s behaviour was unacceptable and totally at odds with the standards we expect.” This was a bizarre statement, given that drinking a colossal amount, having plenty of casual sex and generally disporting oneself with abandon are the standards – or lack of them – that everyone fully expects from expats the world over.