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
Tuesday 22 June 2021, 19.00
Zoom Online Panel: Historical
Memory and the Fight against Fascism, Part III Joint SCRSS
- Marx Memorial Library event, marking the 80th anniversary of
the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. A discussion of ongoing
attempts across Europe to rewrite the history of the 1930s-40s
anti-fascist alliance and the present-day pushback. The panel
includes speakers from Russia, Spain and Italy. This event
is online only with advance booking via Eventbrite.
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 19.00
Zoom Online Lecture: The
Anglo-Soviet Alliance - Comrades and Allies During WW2 Colin
Turbett discusses his new book, published by Pen & Sword Books.
Nazi Germany's invasion of the USSR in June 1941 was seized upon
by Churchill to forge an alliance that would lead to the defeat
of Fascism four years later. Colin Turbett discusses the history
of the wartime alliance and its expression: at government and
military co-operation level, and between two peoples who realised
the interests they held in common. This event is online only
with advance booking via Eventbrite.