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.
Monday 1 June
Digest, Issue 2, Summer 2015 Members receive print version
of our latest issue, including feature articles by Dr Claire McCallum
on The New Soviet Man at War: Culture and the Construction
of the Ideal Soldier 1941-45 and Professor Bill Bowring on
Gay Rights in Russia.
Saturday 4 July, 2pm - 5.30pm
Summer Open Day Free admission to SCRSS members and visitors.
Exhibition of drawings by Soviet war artists reproduced from the
SCRSS art collection, bookstall of surplus library stock, 15-minute
'taster' tours of the library, film show of Soviet director Dziga
Vertov's 1929 masterpiece Man with a Movie Camera. See