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 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
Friday 24 February 2017, 19.00
British Library's Exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy,
Myths Katya Rogatchevskaia, Lead Curator on the British
Library's major new exhibition opening in April 2017, discusses
the exhibition themes and provides interesting insights into the
project from the curatorial perspective. Fees: SCRSS members
£3.00 / non-members £5.00.
Saturday 4 March, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Opening for Members Only Visit the SCRSS library,
see our current displays, buy our Russian Revolution Centenary
2017 mugs, and other Russian souvenirs and deacquired books.
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017
Event: 9th SCRSS
Russian Language Seminar Our popular, 2-day intensive language
seminar is aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of
Russian, graduates and final-year undergraduates of Russian. This
year's stimulating lecture programme offers two parallel streams,
led by speakers direct from St Petersburg, Russia: Russian
Language and Linguistics - Tatiana Piotrovskaya (Senior Lecturer,
Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University); Russian
Literary and Cultural Scene - Vadim Levantal (writer, literary
critic, book editor and political commentator). Follow the link
for lecturer biographies, full lecture programme, fees and how
to book. Note: The standard
booking rate now applies. Two-thirds of the available 32 places
are already taken, so book soon to avoid disappointment.