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Celebrating 90 years of cultural ties with Russia and the former Soviet Union 1924 - 2014

The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) is a library and cultural centre, based in London, which promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Our members include students, teachers, researchers, designers, university departments and many others with an interest in Russia. Our library, archive and photographic collections are unique in the UK. We organise seminars, exhibitions, lectures and film shows, and facilitate cultural contacts between individuals and organisations in Russia and the UK. The Society is a registered charity.

Latest SCRSS Digest now available

The SCRSS Digest Autumn 2014 issue features articles by Dr James Ryan of Cardiff University on "We value and love life too much": Lenin, the Russian Revolution and the Violence of the First World War and Katya Rogatchevskaia of the British Library on UK-Russian Relations: Through the British Library Looking Glass. It also includes news, reviews and a report on the British-Soviet Friendship and Cultural Exchange: Promotion, Partnership and Propaganda conference in May 2014.

Next Events

Saturday 6 December, 4pm - 6pm
Event: SCRSS Party and Fundraiser All welcome - come and celebrate the end of our 90th anniversary year, and help us raise funds for our important work. New photographic portrait exhibition, Russian-themed gifts and souvenirs, raffle and refreshments. £3.00 SCRSS members, £5.00 non-members.

Until Friday 19 December
Exhibition: London-St Petersburg: City and People Photo Exhibition Photographic portraits of twelve residents of each city from different social and professional backgrounds. Open Monday - Friday during normal office hours and at SCRSS events.

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