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
Thursday 20 September - Thursday 6 December 2018, 18.00
Evening Class: Russian
Language for Intermediate Level (Term 1 - Autumn 2018) Fees:
£40 per term (SCRSS members), £60 per term (non-members)
Saturday 6 October 2018, 11.00 - 14.00
Event: SCRSS Saturday
Library Opening for Members
Saturday 6 October 2018, 14.00
Talk: The Horrible
History of Russian! Linguist Andrew Jameson looks at what
the Russian language can tell us about Russian history and the
Russian character. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members
Friday 19 October, 2018, 19.00
Talk: Russia's Criminal Justice System - from Tsar Alexander II to President Putin Professor Bill Bowring of Birkbeck College, University of London, looks at the history of the Russian legal and judicial systems, in particular focusing on the period from 2000 to the present. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members