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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. 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.

Next Events

Sunday 12 April, 2pm
Gagarin - First in Space A screening of Pavel Parkhomenko's 2013 biopic about Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to commemorate Yuri's Night (the anniversary of Gagarin's first flight on 12 April). The film's 108 minutes approximate the time it took Gagarin to circle the earth. With English sub-titles.

Saturday 9 May, 11am
Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial, London Act of Remembrance to commemorate this year's 70th anniversary of the victory over Fascism in World War II.

Saturday 16 May, 11am
SCRSS Annual General Meeting The AGM is open to SCRSS members only.

SCRSS 90th anniversary logo - copyright SCRSS


SCRSS premises in London (copyright SCRSS)