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. The Society is a registered
charity and celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014.
Our SCRSS library, archive and photographic collections are unique
in the UK. We organise seminars, exhibitions, lectures and film
shows, are actively involved in events at the Soviet War Memorial
in London, and facilitate cultural contacts between the UK and
Russia. We also publish a journal, the SCRSS Digest.
Our members include students, teachers, researchers, designers,
university departments and many others with an interest in Russia.
Find out more about membership.
SCRSS Digest No 2, 2015, now online
The SCRSS Digest
summer issue is now available to read online. Our two feature
articles are by Dr Claire McCallum, University of Exeter, on The
New Soviet Man at War: Culture and the Construction of the Ideal
Soldier 1941-45 and Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College,
University of London, on Gay Rights in Russia. Plus a
report on the new Find Out About Russia website for children,
SCRSS and Soviet Memorial Trust Fund news, and book reviews.
Saturday 4 July, 2pm - 5.30pm
Summer Open Day Free admission to SCRSS members and visitors.
Launch of new exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the end
of World War II: Soviet War Artists 1941-45: Reproductions
of Drawings, Sketches and Linocuts from the SCRSS Art Library.
Bookstall of surplus library stock. Two 15-minute 'taster' tours
of the library's art and World War II collections. Film show of
Soviet director Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece Man with a
Movie Camera. See flyer.