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
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 3 June, 11.00-14.30
Library Saturday Opening Visit the SCRSS library, buy our
Russian Revolution Centenary 2017 mugs, and other Russian souvenirs
and deacquired books. Open to SCRSS members only.
Saturday 3 June, 14.30-16.00
Influence of the October Revolution on the Russian Language
Andrew Jameson considers how the language of Chekhov was rendered
almost unrecognisable after 1917, due to the abolition of political
and administrative institutions, the blunt forms of address, the
mass of new acronyms and abbreviations, the introduction of new
technology, and more. Admission: SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members
Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 June, 14.00-17.00 daily
Impact of the Russian Revolution on World War One (1917-22)
This special touring exhibition provides an outline of the key
events of 1917, as well as the wars of intervention, the influence
of the Revolution in Europe, the attitude of the British Government,
and British labour movement responses. Open till 19.00 on Friday
23 June. Free admission to SCRSS members and the public.
Friday 23 June, 19.00
Significance of the Russian Revolution Mary Davis, Visiting
Professor of Labour History at Royal Holloway, University of London,
considers the significance of the Russian Revolution and its international
impact, including in the UK. Professor Davis is curator of the
exhibition The Impact of the Russian Revolution on World War
One, 1917-22, on display at the SCRSS (see entry above).
Admission: SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members £5.00.