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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

Monday 1 June
Publication: SCRSS 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
Event: SCRSS 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 flyer.

SCRSS 90th anniversary logo - copyright SCRSS


SCRSS premises in London (copyright SCRSS)