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Events

The SCRSS organises a regular programme of lectures, film shows, exhibitions, seminars and other events at its premises in London. The Society is also involved in educational and commemorative events associated with the Soviet War Memorial in London. Events are open to both SCRSS members and non-members, unless otherwise stated.

Please note: dogs are not permitted on SCRSS premises, with the exception of guide dogs.

Venue and Tickets

Most events take place at the SCRSS. Evening events normally start at 19.00, with tea and coffee served from 18.30.

Lecture and film tickets cost £3.00 (members) and £5.00 (non-members), unless otherwise stated. For all other events, please see individual listings below.

2017 Events Diary

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May November
June December

January 2017

From Thursday 12 January to Thursday 16 March 2017, 18.00-20.00
Evening Class: Russian Language for Intermediate Level (Term 2)

Term 2 of our weekly Russian language course for intermediate level, using the Ruslan 3 textbook, supplemented by basic grammar revision. The course is led by Christine Barnard, a highly experienced teacher of Russian who taught at the University of Westminster for many years. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Fees: 40 per term (SCRSS members), 60 per term (non-members). The fee is payable in advance (no concessions available). We accept payment by cheque (payable to SCRSS) or by bank transfer (email us to request our bank details).

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February 2017

Friday 24 February 2017, 19.00
Lecture: Katya Rogatchevskaia on the British Library's Exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, this major new exhibition, which opens in April 2017, examines the world-changing events of the period, focusing on the experiences of ordinary Russians living through extraordinary times.

The exhibition will begin in the reign of the last Tsar and explore the growth of revolutionary movements, which brought about the transformation of Russia's traditional monarchy into the world's first Communist state, as well as colossal social and political change. Key figures such as Tsar Nicholas II and revolutionary leaders, including Vladimir Lenin, will be examined, along with the political events of the period.

The exhibition will tell the incredible story of the Revolution through posters, letters, photographs, banners, weapons, items of uniform, recordings and film. From a luxury souvenir album of the Tsar's coronation to propaganda wallpaper hand-painted by women factory workers, this exhibition will unite the personal and the political, bringing to life the hope, the tragedy, and the myths at the heart of this seismic Revolution.

Katya Rogatchevskaia, the Lead Curator of the exhibition, will talk about the exhibition and give interesting insights into the project from the curatorial perspective.

Katya Rogatchevskaia is Lead Curator of Central and East European Collections at the British Library. She has published articles, presented conference papers on the history of the British Museum Library and its Russian collections, as well as Anglo-Russian cultural relations, and co-curated the exhibition Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as We Know it (2011, British Library). Among her other research interests are Russian emigre literature, publishing and Information Studies.

Normal entrance fees apply (SCRSS members 3.00 / non-members 5.00).

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March 2017

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April 2017

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017, 10.00-16.20 daily
Event: 9th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

Our popular two-day seminar offers an intensive and stimulating lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of Russian, final-year undergraduates and graduates of Russian, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia.

The seminar offers two parallel streams, led by speakers direct from St Petersburg, Russia:

  • Russian and linguistics: Tatiana Piotrovskaya (Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University)
  • Russian literary and cultural scene: Vadim Levental (writer, literary critic, book editor and political commentator),

View full seminar details: lecturer biographies, lecture programme, fees, terms and conditions, and how to book.

Places are limited to 32 participants so book now to avoid disappointment.

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May 2017

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June 2017

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July 2017

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August 2017

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September 2017

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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SCRSS exhibition poster - Soviet Modernist Art and Design 1917 - 1991(copyright SCRSS)

 

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