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 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).
They are unique in the UK. See Library &
Archive and Photo Library for
more information on the individual collections and research.
We organise events such as seminars,
exhibitions, lectures and films, and promote Russian language
learning. We are actively involved with, and a founder 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 1 October, 11.00-16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Saturday Opening for Members Only Special weekend opening of our Loan Library and General Reference section for members only. We'll also be selling de-acquired books and Soviet / Russian souvenirs.
Thursday 6 October to Thursday 8 December, 18.00-20.00
Evening Class: Russian
Language for Intermediate Level (Term 1) Our 10-week Russian
language course resumes for the autumn, using Ruslan 3.
The course is led by Christine Barnard, former lecturer in Russian
at the University of Westminster. Fee: £40 per term
(SCRSS members), £60 (non-members), payable in advance (no
Friday 7 October, 19.00 (please
note revised date)
of 1991: Twenty-Five Years On Jonathan Steele, The Guardian’s
Bureau Chief in Moscow from 1988 to 1994, recalls the collapse
of the CPSU and the USSR in the tumultuous year of 1991, events
that he reported on at close hand - from the coup against Gorbachev
in August through to the dissolution of the USSR in December.
For his coverage, Jonathan won the International Reporter of the
Year title in the 1991 British Press awards. Tickets: £3.00
(SCRSS members), £5.00 (non-members).