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
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
Latest SCRSS Digest
The SCRSS Digest,
Spring 2017 issue is now available online. Includes features
on Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths by Ekaterina
Rogatchevskaia, British Library; 2017: A Centenary Like No
Other by Ralph Gibson, Co-Chair RRCC; Building the Culture
of Socialist Society by Andrew Rothstein (reprint from the
Society's former Anglo-Soviet Journal); Russian Prisons:
From GULAG to FSIN by Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College,
University of London. Also book reviews, SCRSS and SMTF news.
Friday 24 March 2017, 19.00
End of St Petersburg Vsevolod Pudovkin's 1927 masterpiece
was commissioned by the Soviet Government to celebrate the 10th
anniversary of the Russian Revolution. USSR, 1927, 87 mins. Admission
free (SCRSS members and non-members).
Saturday 1 April, 11.00-16.00
Library Saturday Opening SCRSS members only.
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017
Event: 9th SCRSS
Russian Language Seminar Our popular, 2-day intensive language
seminar is aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of
Russian, graduates and final-year undergraduates of Russian. This
year's stimulating lecture programme offers two parallel streams,
led by speakers direct from St Petersburg, Russia: Russian
Language and Linguistics - Tatiana Piotrovskaya (Senior Lecturer,
Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University); Russian
Literary and Cultural Scene - Vadim Levantal (writer, literary
critic, book editor and political commentator). Follow the link
for lecturer biographies, full programme and booking details.
Book now to ensure one of our
last remaining places.