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
Wednesday 30 September 2020, 19.00
Zoom Online Lecture: Russia
and the European Convention (or Court) of Human Rights Professor
Bill Bowring discusses Russia's long membership of the Council
of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights, how it
has been possible, and whether the close and mostly positive relationship
between Russia and these two institutions is about to end. This
event is online only with advance booking via Eventbrite.
Saturday 24 October 2020, 11.00 - 12.30
Zoom Online Event: SCRSS
Annual General Meeting The AGM is open to SCRSS members only.
The event is online only - members must register in advance
before 17.00 on Wednesday 21 October in order to receive the link
to join the meeting online.
Tuesday 3 November 2020, 19.00 - 20.30
Zoom Online Lecture: Lenin's
Ideas on Revolution: Are they Relevant Today? Dr David Lane
considers Vladimir Lenin's theoretical and practical strategy,
its criticisms and its relevance to current conditions. Joint
SCRSS and Marx Memorial Library event on the 150th anniversary
of the birth of Lenin. This event is online only with advance
booking via Eventbrite.