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The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) is a library and cultural centre in London that promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union (FSU). The Society is a Registered Charity No 1104012 and celebrates its centenary in 2024. Find out about the benefits of SCRSS membership.

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, and search our online catalogue. We also have a loan library for members' use.

We organise events 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, Russia and the FSU. And we publish a journal, the SCRSS Digest.

SCRSS Centenary 2024 - Next Events

Saturday 6 July 2024, 14.30 - 18.00
SCRSS Centenary Celebration 1924-2024 for Members Celebrating the Society's Centenary with an afternoon events programme that includes a new exhibition A History of the SCRSS in 100+ Objects located on three floors of the building, a buffet and drinks, formal speeches, the launch of the Society's new book An Unpopular Cause by Jane Rosen, and a centenary cake. SCRSS members only.

Saturday 3 August 2024, 11.00-16.00
SCRSS Library Opening Non-members - please contact the Society to make an advance appointment.

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