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 No 1104012 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
- Summer 2017 issue is now available online with features
on The Spark for Great Art by art historian Christine
Lindey and The Development of Soviet Literature 1921-37 by
Alexei Tolstoy (abridged reprint from the Society's Anglo-Soviet
Journal, March 1937), together with SCRSS news, SMTF news and
Saturday 2 September, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Opening for Members Visit the SCRSS library, buy
our Russian Revolution Centenary 2017 mugs, and other Russian
souvenirs and deacquired books. Open to SCRSS members only.
Saturday 4 November, 10.00-18.00
Revolution Centenary - Marking 100 Years Since the October Revolution
This international conference, held at Congress House, TUC, London,
brings together a range of British and international speakers
to debate and discuss the impact of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
It is organised by the RRCC, which represents a number of heritage,
cultural and labour movement organisations, including the SCRSS.
Admission: £10.00 waged / £8.00 unwaged. Book
tickets online at www.1917.org.uk.