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.
Due to the current situation regarding
COVID-19, we regret that all events are cancelled until further