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
Latest SCRSS Digest
The SCRSS Digest
Summer 2020 e-version (pdf, 3.5MB) is now available. This
special issue commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Allied
Victory over Nazi Germany. Features: Michael Jones, historian,
on The Poem That Caught a Nation's Pain: Pavel Antokolsky's
'Son'; Andrew Jameson, translator, on The Great Patriotic
War in Soviet Literature; Ralph Gibson, Hon Secretary of
the SCRSS and SWMT, on We Shall Remember Them; and Sonja
Grossman, University of Tübingen, on "False Friends"?
Soviet Friendship Societies in Britain During the Cold War.
Plus SCRSS news, SWMT news, and a range of book reviews.
Monday 22 June 2020, 19.00 - 20.30
Event: Online Panel
- Historical Memory and the Fight Against Fascism
Joint SCRSS / Marx Memorial Library event. The panel will explore
the role of the Soviet Union / Communism in the fight against
Fascism in the 1930s and its defeat in the Second World War. Seventy-five
years since victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, it will reflect
on how and why this history is now under attack. Speakers: Michael
Jones, historian and author of After Hitler, Total
War, Stalingrad and other titles; Phil Katz, author
of Freedom from Tyranny: The Fight Against Fascism and the
Falsification of History; Jonathan White, MML tutor, Trade
Union Official and Associate Editor of Theory and Struggle.
Follow the link above for more information and how to register
for this free event.
Due to the current situation regarding
COVID-19, we regret that other events are cancelled until further