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
SCRSS Digest Latest Issue
The SCRSS Digest,
Autumn 2020 issue is now available online. It includes features
by Dr David Lane on The Heritage of Vladimir Lenin (relating
to the 150th anniversary of Lenin's birth) and Jane Rosen on Highlights
from the SCRSS Archive, as well as book reviews, and SCRSS
and Soviet War Memorial Trust news
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 19.00
Zoom Online Lecture: Red
Star and Roundel - A Shared Century Philip Wilkinson, who
served for 40 years in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and was Defence
and Air Attache at the British Embassy in Moscow from 1993-97,
discusses his recent book Red Star and Roundel. This
examines how the RAF and Russia have been linked (or separated)
over the 100 years since the 1917 Russian Revolution and the formation
of the RAF in April 1918. This event is online only with advance
booking via Eventbrite.