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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

Thursday 30 October - Friday 19 December
Exhibition: London-St Petersburg: City and People Photo Exhibition Open Monday - Friday during normal office hourse and at SCRSS events.

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.

SCRSS 90th anniversary logo - copyright SCRSS


SCRSS premises in London (copyright SCRSS)