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November 2020

Member of the Family or Barbarian at the Gate? Russia and the West by Sir Tony Brenton

Friday 6 November, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom

Russian bear Throughout its history Russia has oscillated on the edge of Europe, from being an insider (as under Peter and Catherine) to being a clear outsider (as under Communism). At the end of the Cold War Gorbachev set Russia on course to become part of a "Common European Home". But relations are now, once again, icy. Sir Tony Brenton looks at what has gone wrong, and where we might be going. Sir Tony Brenton SIR TONY BRENTON KCMG worked…

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CamRuSS Art Sale

Friday 13 November, 19:00 - 21:00
Zoom United Kingdom

CamRuSS Art Sale We would like to invite you to the CamRuSS online Art auction that will take place on Friday, 13 November on Zoom. At the beginning of November, a catalogue of items for sale will be published on the CamRuSS website. During lockdown many friends and members of CamRuSS turned to their hobbies, of which arts and crafts were very prominent. We will be offering about 20 pieces that have been created during or before lockdown by these…

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CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 6: “When Art Danced with Music: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.” by Dr Natalia Murray

Friday 27 November, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom

Léon Bakst, La Sultane Bleue, 1910. A costume sketch for the ballet Schéhérazade. The Ballets Russes—the most innovative dance company of the 20th century—propelled the performing arts to new heights through ground-breaking collaborations between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, and were responsible for reawakening of interest in ballet in Europe and America, and bringing Russian culture to the attention of the rest of the Western world. In this lecture we will look at the origins and development of…

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Cambridge Russian Winter Course 2020 Online

Saturday 28 November, 09:00 - Sunday 6 December, 21:00

We are delighted to announce that, by popular demand, we have decided to re-run our online Russian course that took place at the end of August 2020. This course is short and spread out, to avoid both the physical and psychological strain of computer work. A major advantage is that you will be able to enjoy the online lessons without having to travel or commute, and you can join us from any ‘corner’ of the globe. We shall follow our…

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