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 No 1104012 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).
See Library & Archive and Photo
Library for more information on the individual collections
and research. We also have a loan library for members' use.
We organise events such as seminars,
exhibitions, lectures and films, and promote Russian language
learning. We are actively involved with, and a founder member
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
Saturday 15 May 2021, 11.00
Zoom Online Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting Open to SCRSS members only.
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 19.00
Zoom Online Lecture: The
Hammer and the Anvil: Dispatches from the Frontline of the Russian
Civil War, 1918-1919 Jack Robertson discusses his new translation
of the reports of Bolshevik journalist and soldier Larissa Reisner.
These cover the epic struggles that took place towards the end
of 1918 in Russia, when the fate of Revolution was hanging by
a thread, and focus on the events in and around Kazan, the strategic
naval base on the River Volga taken over by the Whites. This
event is online only with advance booking via Eventbrite.