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.
You can donate
online to support our work and collections.
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
Thursday 19 September, 19.00
We Need Another Shostakovich Biography? Pauline Fairclough,
Professor of Music at the University of Bristol, talks about her
new biography of Dmitri Shostakovich, which brings new perspectives
on the composer's life and music to a wide readership. SCRSS
members £3.00 / non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry.
Thursday 26 September to Thursday 28 November 2019,
17.45 - 19.45
Evening Class: Russian
Language for Good Intermediate Level (Autumn Term 1) Led by
Christine Barnard using textbook Ruslan 3. Maximum 10
students. SCRSS members £40.00 per term / non-members
£60.00 per term. Full fee payable at start of term by cash
or cheque only.
Saturday 5 October, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Library Opening for Members Open to SCRSS members only.
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 2020, 10.00-16.30 daily
Event: SCRSS Advanced
Russian Seminar 2020 Provisional notice of the return of our
popular intensive 2-day Russian language seminar, taught by two
lecturers from St Petersburg and aimed at teachers, translators
and interpreters of Russian. Full details will be available from
late November 2019, when booking opens.