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
SCRSS Centenary 2024 - Next Events
Saturday 2 March 2024, 09.30-10.45
Zoom Online Lecture in Russian: The Nostalgia Trend
in Contemporary Russian Literature / Nostal'gicheskaya tendentsiya
v sovremennoi russkoi literature Free talk in Russian for
SCRSS members only by Associate Professor Nataliya Semenova, live
from St Petersburg. Booking now open on Eventbrite.
Saturday 2 March 2024, 11.00-16.00
Event: SCRSS Library
Opening for Members Non-members, please make a prior appointment
Wednesday 20 March 2024, 19.00-20.00
Zoom Online Lecture: Andrei
Platonov's 'Chevengur' as a Marxist Novel As a new translation
is published of Platonov's 1928 novel Chevengur (by Robert
and Elizabeth Chandler), Andrew George discusses how the author's
life, work and this novel relate to Marxism in their historical,
cultural and political contexts. Second talk in our '1920s
USSR' series for spring 2024.