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March 2019

Leo Tolstoy’s heritage in the eyes of different generations. A talk by Fekla Tolstoy

Friday 22 March, 19:00 - 20:30
Old Library, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Fekla Tolstoy, the great great granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy will talk about what his contemporaries thought about Leo Tolstoy and what people think about him now. Фекла Толстая Fekla Tolstoy was born in Moscow in 1971. She holds a degree in Slavic Languages from the Moscow State University and trained as a Director at the Russian Theatre Academy. In 1999, she began her career as a journalist, working as a presenter on television and radio, as well as writing for…

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Russian Spring Weekend in Cambridge: 29th-31st March 2019

Friday 29 March, 13:00 - Sunday 31 March, 13:00
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DG United Kingdom
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Following the popularity of the Russian Residential Summer Schools in Cambridge, we are now launching a Russian Residential Weekend in spring 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a new, unique format of an intensive Russian course, and combine it with the pleasure of meeting like-minded people in a friendly atmosphere. Dates and Times: 29-31 March 2019: From lunch at 12:00 on Friday 29th March till 13:30 on Sunday 31st March. Target audience: higher intermediate and advanced students of…

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May 2019

‘The unknown beauty of the Trubetzkoy Palace’ by André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud

Friday 17 May, 19:00 - 20:30
The Webb Library, 31 Jesus Lane
Cambridge, CB5 8BJ
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Unnamed portrait by Fyodor Botkin We are delighted to welcome André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud who is a writer, curator and keeper of the legacy of his grandfather - prominent Russian art collector of late 19th and beginning of 20 century Sergei Shchukin. André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud is the President La Collection Chtchoukine Foundation and Associate curator of the forthcoming exhibition ‘Dance with Shchukin’ which will take place at The Pushkin Museum Moscow June-September 2019. He co-authored the recent publication ‘The Collector: The Story of…

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Crimea: A History. Talk by Prof Neil Kent

Friday 24 May, 19:00 - 20:30
Old Library, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Livadiya Palace, Yalta, 2018 We are delighted to welcome Neil Kent to talk about his research which laid the foundation for his publication Crimea: A History. This is a highly detailed study brilliantly depicting the multi-ethnic and multi-religious character of Crimea, from the time of the Russian Empire, as part of the Soviet Union, post-Soviet times up to the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia. Neil's book recounts the history of the Crimea over three millennia. A crossroads between Europe…

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