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Events Archive

Note: events prior to 2003 are not listed

2013 2014
2011 2012
2009 2010
2007 2008
2005 2006
2003 2004

2014

December 2014

Event: SCRSS Party and Fundraiser

November 2014

Event: 3rd SCRSS Russian History Seminar
Event: Remembrance Sunday at the Soviet War Memorial, London

October 2014

Lecture: Dr Timothy Bowers on Alan Bush and Nationalism in Music
Exhibition: London-St Petersburg: City and People Photo Exhibition
Conference: The Role of Public Diplomacy in Fostering Russian-British Relations, organised by the SCRSS and the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation

July 2014

Event: SCRSS 90th Anniversary Celebration

June 2014

Lecture: Professor Bill Bowring on Russia and the European Convention on Human Rights - Following the UK's Example?

May 2014

Exhibition: The Inauguration of the Russian Season, Prelude - Carriage Vanishing Point (Villa Design Group)
Event:
Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting
Conference: British-Soviet Friendship and Cultural Exchange - Promotion, Partnership and Propaganda, organised by Dr Emily Lygo, University of Exeter

April 2014

Event: Presentation by Kazakh Writer Dulat Isabekov of the English Translation of his book The Little Pearl
Event: Yuri's Night - Marking the Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight
Event: 7th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

March 2014

Lecture: Dr Pat Simpson on Tales from the 'Russian Room' at Down House, Kent

February 2014

Lecture: John Riley on Alfred Schnittke in the Cinema and Concert Hall

January 2014

Photo Exhibition: Soviet Times-Russian Times
Event: Holocaust Memorial Day at the Soviet War Memorial

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2013

December 2013

Event: SCRSS Members' Open Day and 90th Anniversary Launch Event

November 2013

Event: Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial
Event: 2nd SCRSS Russian History Seminar

October 2013

Lecture: Caroline Walton on her book Smashed in the USSR

September 2013

Film: Rasskazy (Short Stories, dir. Mikhail Segal, 2012)

June 2013

Lecture: John Riley on Beyond the Rite's Riot (2013 centenary of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring)

May 2013

Event: Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting

April 2013

Lecture: David Lane on What Next for Russia?
Event: 6th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

March 2013

Exhibition: Soviet Modernist Art and Design c 1917-91
Lecture: Andrew Jameson on Working as a Volunteer Lecturer in Russia - A Guide
Event: SCRSS Book and Souvenir Sale
Lecture: Dr Emily Lygo on Bringing Soviet Culture to Britain: The SCR's Activities and Interests 1924-45

February 2013

Film: 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad Film Show:
- Hurricanes to Murmansk (2011, Atoll Productions for the RAF Russia Association with the support of the RAF Historical Society)
- Normandie-Niéman (dir. Jean Dréville, 1960, Mosfilm Studios and Alkan Film, FrancoLondonFilms)

January 2013

Event: Holocaust Memorial Day at the Soviet War Memorial

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2012

November 2012

Film: The Orator (dir. Yusup Razykov, 1998, Uzbekfilm)
Event: Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial
Event: SCRSS Russian History Seminar

October 2012

Lecture: Andrew Jameson on Russian-English Translation - Trickier Than You Thought?

September 2012

Film: Mirror (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974, Mosfilm, USSR)
Event: A Commemoration of Professor James Riordan (1936-2012)

June 2012

Event: Central Asian Film Day
- Film: You’re Not an Orphan (dir. Shukhrat Abbasov, 1963, Uzbekfilm)
- Film: Aksuat (dir. Serik Aprymov, 1997, East Cinemas Ltd, Kazakhstan)

May 2012

Lecture: John Riley on the Film Society
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting
Event: Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial

March 2012

Lecture: Ralph Gibson on The Russian Presidential Election 2012

February 2012

Exhibition: The Arts of Russian and Soviet Modernists from the SCRSS Archives

January 2012

Event: Holocaust Memorial Day at the Soviet War Memorial
Event: An Evening of Films by Aktan Abdykalykov, Kyrgyzstan
- Film: A Dog was Running (1990, Kyrgyzfilm Studios)
- Film: Beshkempir (1998, Kyrgyzstan / France)

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2011

December 2011

Illustrated Lecture: Christine Lindey on Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde Art 1900-1935

November 2011

Lecture:Dr Michael Jones on Total War - From Stalingrad to Berlin
Event: Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial

October 2011

Lecture: John Riley on the Film Society 1925-1939
Lecture: Caroline Walton on The Besieged - Surviving Catastrophe

September 2011

Film: The Brest Fortress (dir. Alexander Kott, 2010, Russia)

July 2011

Film: The Battle for Moscow, Part II: Typhoon (dir. Yuri Ozerov, 1985, USSR)

June 2011

Film: The Battle for Moscow, Part I: Aggression (dir. Yuri Ozerov, 1985, USSR)

May 2011

Lecture: Professor Geoffrey Roberts on Marshal Zhukov
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting
Event: Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial

April 2011

Exhibition and Launch Event: Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space
Event: 5th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Event: Reception for Brest Fortress Museum Representatives

February 2011

Film: The Youth of Maxim (dir. Kozintsev and Trauberg, 1935, USSR)
Talk: Dr R Abduvalieva on Chyngyz Aitmatov 1928-2008

January 2011

Event: Holocaust Memorial Day Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial

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2010

December 2010

Special Event: 65th Anniversary of the Defeat of Fascism in 1945

November 2010

Illustrated Lecture: Jane Rosen on Baba Yaga in Brixton - The Children's Library at the SCRSS 1924-2010
Event: Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial

October 2010

Illustrated Lecture: Christine Lindey on British Responses to Soviet Art in the 1940s

September 2010

Film: The Rainbow (dir. Mark Donskoi, 1944, USSR)
Lecture: Simon Nicholl on Skryabin - Silver Age, Soviet Era, Present Day

July 2010

Film: The Immortal Garrison (dir. Z Agranenko, 1956, USSR)

June 2010

Film: The Young Guard: Part Two (dir. Sergei Gerasimov, 1947, USSR)
Exhibiton: Brest Fortress - Materials from the Brest Museum, Belarus. With launch lecture by Russell Porter

May 2010

Exhibiton: Russian Friends - Paintings by Gerry Clarke
Event: Victory Day Celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Film: The Young Guard: Part One (dir. Sergei Gerasimov, 1947, USSR)
Event: SCRSS AGM

April 2010

Event: SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Lecture: Andrew Jameson on Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway

March 2010

Event: St Petersburg Student Group - Reception

February 2010

Illustrated Lecture: Layla Alexander-Garrett on The Life and Work of Sergei Paradjanov
Film: We from Kronstadt (dir. Yefim Dzigan, 1936, USSR)

January 2010

Event: Holocaust Memorial Day Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Lecture: Dr Michael Jones on The German Retreat from Moscow 1941-42 - The Story of Hitler's First Defeat

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2009

December 2009

Event: SCRSS Christmas Book Fair and Open Day
Lecture:Jim Riordan on Russian Folk Tales

November 2009

Film: Cavalier of the Gold Star (dir. Yuri Raizman, 1950, USSR)
Lecture: Kate Clark on Experiences of a Moscow Correspondent in the 1980s

October 2009

Film:Journey through Fire (dir. Samsonov, USSR)
Lecture: John Riley on Stravinsky - The Comedian

September 2009

Film: The Bonus (dir. Sergei Mikaelian, 1975, USSR)

July 2009

Illustrated Talk: SCRSS - The Early Years (1924-39)

May 2009

Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting
Event: Victory Day Celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial, London

April 2009

Exhibition: Inner Worlds / Outer Worlds - Paintings by Christine Lindey
Event: SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Exhibition: Mir Iskusstva - Reproductions from the State Museum of Theatre & Music in St Petersburg
Event: Round Table Discussion - Russia Today, chaired by Professor Evgeny Yurkov, Dean of the Department of Philology of St Petersburg State University

March 2009

Illustrated Lecture: Clare Kitson on The Soviet Animator Yuri Norstein
Illustrated Lecture: Charlotte Kasner on Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

February 2009

Film: Daughter-in-Law (dir. Hodjakuli and Hadjadurdy Narliyev, 1972, USSR)
Lecture: Catherine Arsenieva-Marshall on Monumental Sculpture of the Soviet Stalinist Era

January 2009

Film: Road to Life (dir. Nikolai Ekk, 1931, USSR)

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2008

November 2008

Film: Cossacks Beyond the Danube (Ukrainian State Opera and Ballet, dir. V. Lapoknysh, 1953, USSR)
Lecture: Keith Bennett on The Soviet Union's Contribution to the Defeat of Japanese Militarism

October 2008

Lecture: Barbara Forrai on The Kamchatka to Chukhotka Expedition
Film: Born Twice (dir. Arkady Sirenko, 1983, USSR)
Event: SCRSS Library Open Day and Book Sale

September 2008

Film: Officers (dir. V. Rogovoi, USSR)
Lecture: Jim Riordan on Sport and the Oligarchs

June 2008

Lecture: Dr Roy Bivon on Russian Verbs of Motion
Film: The Flight That Became a Legend (Central Documentary Film Studios, 1975, USSR)

May 2008

Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting

April 2008

Event: SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

March 2008

Film: The Fourth Year of the War (dir. G Nikolaiyenko, 1983, USSR)

February 2008

Illustrated Lecture: Christine Lindey on Aspects of Post-War Art in Belarus
Film: October Days (dir. Sergei Vasilyev, 1958, USSR)

January 2008

Lecture: Professor Bill Bowring on British-Russian Relations and the Law: Can It Get Worse?

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2007

November 2007

Lecture: Jean Turner on The 90th Anniversary of the Russian October Revolution: The Path to Democracy or Tyranny?
Film: The Vyborg Side (dir. Grigory Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, 1937, USSR)

October 2007

Lecture: Dr Michael Jones on Stalingrad (based on Dr Jones's book Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed, 2007)

September 2007

Film: Heart of Russia (dir. Vera Stroyeva, USSR)

June 2007

Lecture: Charlotte Kasner on The Ballet Spartacus

May 2007

Film: The Beginning of an Epic (USSR)

April 2007

Event: SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Exhibition: Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) - from the Nabokov Museum in St Petersburg

March 2007

Lecture: Andrew Jameson on Horses for Courses: Solving Russian-English Translation Problems - A Systematic Approach

February 2007

Film: Generation of Conquerors (dir. Vera Stroyeva, 1936, USSR)

January 2007

Lecture: Dr Roy Bivon on Russian Verb Aspects

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2006

December 2006

Film: Carnival Night (dir. Eldar Ryazanov, 1956, USSR)

November 2006

Lecture: Robert Chandler on Russian Literature

October 2006

Film: The Wife (dir. Yuri Raizman, 1955, USSR)

September 2006

Lecture: Christine Lindey on Wassily Kandinsky

May 2006

Lecture: Professor Leonid Seleznev on The Last Empire: Russia's Relations with her Neighbours
Film: The Tsar's Bride (USSR)

April 2006

Film: A Mother's Loyalty (dir. Mark Donskoi, USSR)

March 2006

Film: Along Lenin's Road (dir. V Dudarova, 1957, USSR)
Lecture: Dr Roy Bivon on The Russian Verb - How Languages Work

February 2006

Film: The Crucified Island (dir. Shota Munagadze, 1968, USSR)

January 2006

Lecture: Professor Bill Bowring on Trials of Human Rights in Russia

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2005

December 2005

Film: The First Glove (dir. A Frolov, 1946, USSR)

November 2005

Lecture: Jill Cunningham on Children's Literature in Russia - Past and Present
Event: Remembrance Day ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Lecture: Christine Lindey on Art in the Cold War

October 2005

Film: The Bonus (dir. Sergei Mikaelian, 1975, USSR)

September 2005

Film: My Daughter (dir. Viktor Zhilin, 1956, USSR)

August 2005

Event: SCRSS Book Sale

July 2005

Film: Lenin's Paper 'The Spark' (USSR / Bulgaria)

June 2005

Lecture: Jane Rosen on Soviet Women at War
Film: Skanderbeg (dir. Sergei Yutkovich, 1953, USSR)

May 2005

Event: VE Day 60th Anniversary ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Event: SCRSS AGM
Film: Adventures in Bokhara (dir. Y Protozanov, USSR)

April 2005

Film: On the Way to Berlin (dir. Mikhail Yershov, 1969, USSR)

March 2005

Lecture: Jean Turner, Hon Secretary of the SCRSS, on The Huntly Carter Collection in the SCRSS Library

February 2005

Lecture: Pierre Mosonyi on Modest Mussorgsky
Film: Nikolai Roerikh (USSR)

January 2005

Film: The Lone White Sail (dir. V Logoshin, 1937, USSR)
Lecture: Leon Greenman on An Englishman in Auschwitz (Soviet War Memorial lecture at the Imperial War Museum)
Event: Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial, London

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2004

December 2004

Lecture: John Riley on Dmitri Shostakovich - A Life in Film

November 2004

Film: Battleship Potemkin (dir. Eisenstein and Aleksandrov, 1925, USSR)
Event: Remembrance Day ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial, London. Also commemorated the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi occupation
Lecture: Barbara Ellis on Folk Music of the Non-Russian Republics of the Former USSR
Event: SCRSS Book Sale

October 2004

Film: Mussorgsky (dir. G Roshal, 1950, USSR)

September 2004

Lecture: Alan Spence on Garden Cities in Russia and the Soviet Union
Film: Man with a Gun (dir. Sergei Yutkevich, 1938, USSR)

August 2004

Event: SCRSS Russian Book and Souvenir Sale

July 2004

Event: Wreath-laying at the Soviet War Memorial, London, to commemorate Belarus National Liberation Day

June 2004

Film: Goal! Goal! Another Goal! (USSR)

May 2004

Event: Victory in Europe Day wreath-laying at the Soviet War Memorial, London. Lecture on the Normandy landings and film show on the Second Front, Imperial War Museum
Film: The Warmth of Your Hands (USSR)

April 2004

Event: SCRSS AGM
Film: Three Men and a Dog (USSR)
Film: Tanya's Dog Baghera (USSR)

March 2004

Lecture: John Riley on The Music of Prokofiev
Film: Heroes of Shipka (dir. S Vasiliev, 1954, USSR)

February 2004

Lecture: Geoffrey Roberts, Professor of History at University College Cork, on Stalin as a Wartime Leader

January 2004

Event: Holocaust Memorial Day wreath-laying at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Film: Cavalier of the Golden Star (dir. Yuri Raizman, 1950, USSR)

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2003

December 2003

Lecture: Vladimir Molchanov, First Secretary, Russian Embassy in London, on Recent Developments in Russia and the Significance of the December 2003 Duma Elections

November 2003

Lecture: Dr Kate Hudson on Political Developments in Russia and Eastern Europe
Film: Inseparable Friends (dir. V Zhuravlev, USSR)

October 2003

Lecture: Felicity Cave on The UK@SPb British Programme for St Petersburg's 300th Anniversary
Film: Adventures of Artyomka (dir. A Apsolon, USSR)

September 2003

Lecture: Armenian poet Vagahn Karapetyan on Russian and Soviet Memorial Headstones, followed by poetry reading
Film: The Big Family (dir. I Heifits, 1954, USSR)

August 2003

Film: The Centre Forward (dir. Derevyansky and Zemgano, 1946, USSR)

May 2003

Lecture: Professor Leonid Seleznev on The Leningrad Blockade (VE Day lecture, Imperial War Museum)
Event: Victory Day wreath-laying at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Event: SCRSS AGM
Film: The Funny Boy from Form B (USSR)

April 2003

Lecture: Barbara Ellis on Russian Folk Music
Film: Young Guard Part II (dir. Sergei Gerasimov, USSR)

March 2003

Lecture: Ralph Gibson on Contemporary Russia
Film: Young Guard Part I (dir. Sergei Gerasimov, 1947, USSR)

February 2003

Lecture: Dr Dennis Ogden on Translating in Moscow in the 1950s
Film: Member of the Government (dir. Alexander Zarkhi, 1939, USSR)

January 2003

Lecture: Professor Jim Riordan on Soviet Sport
Film: Journey through Fire (dir. Samsonov, USSR)

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