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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.

Next Events

Monday 27 October, 6.30pm
Event: London-St Petersburg: City and People Photo Exhibition Launch of our joint photographic project with the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation. Open to SCRSS members and invited guests only. The exhibition will then be on display from 30 October until the end of 2014 on weekdays and during SCRSS events.

Tuesday 28 October, 9.30am - 6pm
Event: 'The Role of Public Diplomacy in Fostering Russian-British Relations' Conference Organised jointly by the SCRSS and the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation, the one-day conference aims to highlight the importance of public diplomacy in the development of relations between Russia and the UK.

Saturday 8 November, 10am - 5pm
Event: 3rd SCRSS Russian History Seminar This year's seminar explores different aspects of Russian culture and experience in the period under Khrushchev known as The Thaw (circa 1953-64). In the USSR this was a time of de-Stalinisation, relaxation of censorship and opening up of contacts with the outside world. The seminar is aimed at everyone with an interest in Russian and Soviet history. Fee: £50 (£40 for SCRSS members), including buffet lunch and tea / coffee.

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