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
- Spring 2019 issue is now available online with feature articles
on Churchill and Stalin: Comrades-in-Arms by Geoffrey
Roberts, Emeritus Professor of History at University College Cork
and Russia's Criminal Justice System: From Tsar Alexander
II to President Putin by Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck
College, University of London. Plus SCRSS news, Soviet War Memorial
Trust news and book reviews.
Friday 15 March, 19.00
Talk: Art for All:
British Socially Committed Art from the 1930s to the Cold War
Art historian Christine Lindey discusses her new book. It focuses
on British artists, but many of these were influenced by the Bolshevik
Revolution, some worked in the USSR as artists in the 1930s, while
Soviet Socialist Realist theory and practice were the subject
of much debate among socially committed artists and critics during
WWII. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members £5.00.
Saturday 6 April, 11.00-16.00
Saturday Library Opening for Members Open to SCRSS members only.