From April 2020 we started holding our events online due to the pandemic and plan to continue doing so in 2021 until further notice. Shifting to an online format made it possible for people not only from other parts of the UK but across the world to join our society and to attend our virtual events. It also allowed us to invite speakers from outside the UK who otherwise could not have been able to visit CamRuSS. In 2020 we organised 28 events, 22 of which were online with over 1,500 people joining us. This year we are putting together an exciting programme of events. Please follow our Events Calendar on this website and our social media channels.
We offer a wide range of talks about Russian culture, art and history, as well as discussions, film screenings, poetry evenings, cooking classes, art auctions, Russian language courses and social gatherings. We welcome everyone to join our events, regardless of whether you speak Russian, are a member of CamRuSS, or, perhaps, are considering joining. Most of our events are in English.
We would encourage you to subscribe to our free online Newsletter of upcoming events and Russia-related news which we send out once a week or a fortnight. You can do this by completing the form in the top right-hand corner of this page.
Most of our virtual events are free of charge, but for some, there is a small fee. We kindly welcome any donations towards supporting our volunteers’ efforts in making our events more interesting to you. You can do this by making a Gift Aid donation.
By signing up for CamRuSS membership, you will have access to all video recordings of our online events. Our annual membership is currently only £12 for one person and £18 for a family. Other benefits include free access to paid events, advertising opportunities via our newsletter and website, as well as other forms of informational support.
The CamRuSS team is looking forward to seeing you at our events in 2021!
Feedback from our members and friends about our online events in 2020:
Very well organised and easy to access (unlike many other events!)
The standard of the talks given on art/painting has been very high.
Mostly absolutely fantastically carried out. It made me able to attend when I would not have been able before.
Sir Tony Brenton’s recent talk on Russia-West relations was excellent!
I always enjoy CamRUSS events. Many thanks for organising them!
The range of topics, and quality of the talks has been impressive. The hosts and presenters have mastered the technology very well. In all events there has been a strong sense of a community to which we belong. I have found the conversation group very demanding for my level of Russian and should welcome something more structured.
Great opportunity for people outside the UK to join CamRuSS events.
Thank you for all of your efforts to put on events during the coronavirus pandemic – although I haven’t been able to attend very many events live, it has been great to watch back some of the YouTube recordings.
You are really super!
I would defy anyone with any interest in Russia or Russian culture, not to find something on your extremely varied programme that they would enjoy. The extremely high calibre of the guest speakers that you have brought into our homes is most impressive.
Welcome to the Russian-speaking community of Cambridge, UK!
Dear Friends/Дорогие друзья,
As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and would like to thank all those who helped to keep up our community spirit. It has been a challenging year for us all. Many of us have had to work from home and adapt to a new lifestyle.
Whilst embracing the virtual realm, we have come to appreciate even more the love and support extended to us by our friends and families, as well as the fellowship of our wider communities, in which we hope CamRuSS has made its contribution.
We wish that 2021 will bring peace, joy and prosperity to you and your family.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the coming year.
Our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year,
С наступающим Рождеством и Новым годом!