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The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) is a library and cultural centre in London that promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union (FSU). The Society is a Registered Charity No 1104012 and will celebrate its centenary in 2024. Find out about the benefits of SCRSS membership.

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, and search our online catalogue. We also have a loan library for members' use.

We organise events 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, Russia and the FSU. And we publish a journal, the SCRSS Digest.

New Resources

SCRSS Online Library Catalogue: search over 5,800 titles in our library, covering the Art, Education, History, Theatre and Religion collections. New entries are being added every month and further subject areas will follow.

Next Events

From Thursday November 2023 to Thursday 29 February 2024 (10 weeks with a 4-week break in the middle), 18.00-20.00
Zoom Online Evening Class:
Russian Language for Good Intermediate Level Rolling 10-week class: small, friendly group, one hour free conversation and one hour reading (short stories). To request a free one-session trial, email teacher Christine Barnard direct on Fee for 10 weeks: £40.00 (SCRSS members only).

Saturday 3 February 2024, 11.00-16.00
SCRSS Library Opening for Members

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