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
Our volunteers continue to work on creating an electronic catalogue
of the SCRSS library collections, held on a local database. For
the first time, the SCRSS is able to provide an Excel version
of the catalogue on our website. In particular, this includes
substantial numbers of titles in the Art, Education, History and
Theatre collections. Although the spreadsheet does not hold as
much data as the database version, we hope it that it will be
Public Catalogue (xls, 574KB, created 8 November 2019, over
Wednesday 20 November 2019, 19.00
Grossman, Lev Ozerov and the World of Soviet Jewry Robert
Chandler will discuss his two most recent translations - of Vasily
Grossman's novel Stalingrad and Lev Ozerov’s poetry
collection Portraits Without Frames. Robert Chandler's translations from Russian include works by Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov and Teffi, as well as three Penguin Classics anthologies of Russian short stories, magic tales and poetry. SCRSS members
£3.00 / non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry.
Saturday 7 December 2019, 11.00 - 16.00
Saturday Library Opening SCRSS members only
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April 2020, 10.00-16.30 daily
Event: SCRSS Advanced
Russian Seminar 2020 Advance notice of the return of our popular
intensive 2-day Russian language seminar, taught by two lecturers
direct from St Petersburg and aimed at teachers, translators and
interpreters of Russian. Lecturer biographies and details of fees
now available - full lecture programme and booking form to follow
in late November 2019, when booking opens.