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
Saturday 4 May, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Library Opening for Members Open to SCRSS members only.
Thursday 9 May 2019, 11.00
Event: Victory Day Ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial, London
Saturday 18 May, 11.00-13.00
Annual General Meeting Open to SCRSS members only.
Saturday 18 May, 14.00
and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960'
Jane Rosen and Kimberley Reynolds discuss their new book, co-edited
with Michael Rosen, which reveals the little-known genre of politically
committed children's literature in inter-war and post-war Britain.
Children's books and periodicals were a central part of radical
activity to help the young build a new, more just and less class-riven
society. Among other extracts in the anthology, many translations
from well-known Soviet children's authors of the 1920s-40s are
included. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members £5.00. Pay cash