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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 membership.

Please note: with the exception of our scheduled events, visitors to the SCRSS centre must make a prior appointment.

Next Events

Saturday 6 May, 11.00-16.00
Event: SCRSS 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.

Tuesday 9 May, 11.00
Event: Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial, London Act of Remembrance to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Allied Victory of Fascism.

Saturday 20 May, 11.00-13.00
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting Open to SCRSS members only.

Saturday 20 May, 14.00
Illustrated Lecture: Art and the Russian Revolution Christine Lindey explores how Russian artists put avant-garde art at the service of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Admission: SCRSS members 3.00 (or free to members who attend the preceding AGM) / non-members 5.00.


 
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