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
Friday 21 February, 19.00
Talk: Helen Muspratt: Photographing the Soviet Union in 1937 Jessica Sutcliffe discusses her mother, Helen Muspratt, a pioneering photographer and life-long communist who visited the USSR in 1937, where she documented the lives of ordinary Russians. SCRSS members £3.00
/ non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry.
Saturday 7 March, 11.00-16.00
Event: SCRSS Saturday
Library Opening for Members
Saturday 7 March, 14.00
Talk: Allied Aid
to Russia in the Second World War via the Persian Gulf - The Southern
Artery John Allan discusses the Allies' wartime co-operation
to get aid through to Russia via the Persian Gulf, a considerably
less well-known aspect of WWII than the Arctic Convoys to Northern
Russia. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members £5.00. Pay cash
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April, 10.00-16.30 daily
Event: SCRSS Advanced
Russian Seminar 2020 Seminar aimed at teachers, translators
and interpreters of Russian, as well as all those with an advanced
level comprehension of spoken Russian. Taught by Dr Svetlana Bukreeva
and Tatiana Piotrovskaya, both senior lecturers direct from St
Petersburg. Follow the link to view the full lecture programme,
lecturer biographies, fees and booking form. Standard rate