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
Next Events 2020
Thursday 23 January to Thursday 20 February & Thursday
12 March to Thursday 26 March 2020, 17.45 - 19.45
Evening Class: Russian Language for Good Intermediate
Level (Spring Term 2)
Friday 24 January 2020, 19.00
- The Russia-China Border Ed Pulford discusses his new book
Mirrorlands, based on a single journey through Siberia,
Inner Mongolia, the Russian Far East and Manchuria. These borderlands
offer a unique vantage point from which to understand the myriad
peoples, places and political cataclysms that have united and
divided the world's two largest countries. SCRSS members £3.00
/ non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry.
Monday 27 January 2020
Event: Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony at the Soviet
War Memorial, London
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 2020, 10.00-16.30 daily
Event: SCRSS Advanced
Russian Seminar 2020 Booking
open. Our popular advanced Russian language seminar
is taught by two senior lecturers direct from St Petersburg -
Dr Svetlana Bukreeva and Tatiana Piotrovskaya. It is aimed at
teachers, translators and interpreters of Russian, as well as
all those with an advanced level comprehension of spoken Russian.
Participants can book for one or both days. Each day includes
four 70-minute sessions, with participants choosing from one of
two options, either on a Russian linguistics or 'stranovedenie'
topic. Follow the link above to view the full lecture programme,
lecturer biographies, fees and booking form. 'Early
bird' reduced fee booking deadline: Friday 7 February.