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
SCRSS Digest - Latest Issue
The SCRSS Digest,
Spring 2020 issue is now available with feature articles by
Dr Matthew Armitt on VKhUTEMAS: The Revolutionary School of
Architectural Teaching; Simon Nicholls on Aspects of
a Russian Mystic - Alexander Skryabin; Professor Pauline
Fairclough on Discovering Shostakovich Since 1991; and
Carol Brown on Coventry and Volgograd Twin Cities. Plus
SCRSS news, Soviet War Memorial Trust news, and book reviews.
Also see our back issues of the
Due to the current situation regarding
COVID-19, we regret that all our events are cancelled until further