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, providing a a treasure trove of books,
periodicals, photographs, recordings and other artefacts in Russian
and English from predominantly Soviet publishers. See Library
& Archive and Photo Library
for more information on the individual collections and research.
We organise events such as seminars,
exhibitions, lectures and film shows, and promote Russian language
learning. We are actively involved with, and a founder 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
Friday 3 June, 19.00
by Teffi Robert Chandler talks about his new translation of
the writer and satirist Teffi’s Memories: From Moscow
to the Black Sea, the first English-language version of her
account of her journey into exile following the Russian Revolution.
Normal entrance fees apply.
Friday 17 June, 19.00
Nutcracker Margaret Fleming-Makarian talks about Tchaikovsky’s
hugely popular 1892 ballet The Nutcracker, providing
thought-provoking insights into its symbolic meaning.