The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet
Studies (SCRSS) is a library and cultural centre, based in London,
that promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of
Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Society is a registered
charity and celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014.
The SCRSS Soviet Collections are a library and archive of the
arts, humanities and social sciences of the Soviet Union (1917-91).
They are unique in the UK. See Library &
Archive and Photo Library for
more information on the individual collections and research.
We organise events such as seminars,
exhibitions, lectures and films, and promote Russian language
learning. We are actively involved with, and a founder of, the
Soviet War Memorial in London.
We facilitate cultural contacts between the UK and Russia. And
we publish a journal, the SCRSS Digest.
Find out more about the benefits of SCRSS
Please note: with the exception of our scheduled events,
visitors to the SCRSS centre must make a prior
Latest SCRSS Digest
The SCRSS Digest,
Autumn 2016 issue is now available online with feature articles
by Frances Saddington on A New Picture Book for a New Soviet
Childhood, Tom Sibley on The Soviet Union and the Spanish
Civil War 1936-39 and Margaret Fleming-Markarian on The
Nutcracker Ballet: Sweets, Flowers and Symbolism. Plus book,
exhibition and documentary film reviews, SCRSS and Soviet Memorial
Trust Fund news.
Saturday 5 November, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Opening for Members Visit the SCRSS library, see
our current exhibitions and displays, and buy Russian souvenirs
and surplus books. Open to SCRSS members only.
Sunday 13 November, 12.30
Event: Remembrance Sunday at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Friday 25 November, 19.00
Illustrated Lecture: The
Hidden Allegory of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Margaret
Fleming-Markarian explains the unexpected symbolic meaning of
the narrative and visual elements of Tchaikovsky’s hugely
popular 1892 ballet. Followed by a free glass of prosecco and
nibbles. Tickets: £3.00 (SCRSS members), £5.00