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,
Autumn 2018 issue is now available online. Includes features
on Russia and the New Cold War by Kate Hudson, Social
Enterprise in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia by Charles
Buxton, Russian Language Teaching in UK Schools by Katarzyna
Piotrowska-Fletcher, The Impact of Soviet Art on British Art
from the 1930s to the Early Cold War by Christine Lindey.
Also SCRSS news, SMTF news and book reviews.
Friday 19 October, 2018, 19.00
Talk: Russia's Criminal Justice System - from Tsar Alexander II to President Putin Professor Bill Bowring of Birkbeck College, University of London, looks at the history of the Russian legal and judicial systems, in particular focusing on the period from 2000 to the present. SCRSS members £3.00 / non-members
Friday 2 November 2018, 18.00 - 21.00
Event: SCRSS Social
Evening / Exhibition Viewing Joint event with the Marx Memorial
Library to mark the Russian Revolution anniversary. View our exhibition
'Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution' and hear the curators
give a short talk. Many of the exhibits are on sale and - with
our SCRSS mugs - make excellent presents for Christmas. SCRSS
members and non-members £5.00 - price includes drinks and
refreshments. Note: payment by cash or cheque only.
Saturday 3 November 2018, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Saturday
Library Opening for Members and Exhibition 'Lenin: Leader of the
Russian Revolution' Final viewing of our exhibition, open
to the public until 14.00, with the opportunity to buy many of
the exhibits. Purchases can be collected 14.00 - 16.00. SCRSS
mugs also on sale. Note: payment by cash or cheque only.