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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 5 March, 2pm–4pm
First Thursday Russian Language Discussion Club An informal discussion group for non-native Russian speakers to practise their spoken Russian. Open to SCRSS members only.

Friday 27 March 2015, 7pm
Lecture: After Hitler: The Last Days of World War Two in Europe Historian Dr Michael Jones discusses his new book. After Hitler looks at the last ten days of war as a narrative day-by-day countdown, but also considers the wider canvas of the war and the effect it had on Europe as a whole. Dr Jones has previously written books on Stalingrad, the siege of Leningrad, the battle for Moscow and Total War: From Stalingrad to Berlin.

SCRSS 90th anniversary logo - copyright SCRSS


SCRSS premises in London (copyright SCRSS)