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 No 1104012 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).
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
Latest SCRSS Digest
The SCRSS Digest,
Spring 2018 is now available online. This issue includes features
by Dr Michael Costello on The Soviet Five-Year Plans and Preparation
for the Nazi Invasion, Masha Kulikova on European Schoolbooks
Ltd and the Russian Book Trade in the UK, Seraphina Davey
on Improving Business Relations with Russia: The Alfa Fellowship
Programme, as well as SCRSS news, Soviet Memorial Trust Fund
news and book reviews.
Saturday 7 April, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Saturday
Library Opening for Members and Exhibition Lenin: Leader of
the Russian Revolution Free admission to the exhibition
for SCRSS members and non-members.
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 April, 10.00 - 16.20 daily
Event: 10th SCRSS
Russian Language Seminar, London Weekend seminar for teachers,
interpreters, translators and other advanced-level speakers of
Russian, led by two senior lecturers direct from St Petersburg
State University, Russia. Four lectures in Russian per day, with
a choice for each from either the Russian Language & Linguistics
or the Contemporary Russian Culture stream. Standard rate
now applies (pay by Friday 6 April): £140 SCRSS members,