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June 2021

“Russian Language: Between the Past and the Future,” a lecture by Evgeny Vodolazkin (in Russian) – Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 4 June, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

Evgeny Vodolazkin will talk about changes occurring in the modern Russian language. What do they testify to? How should we treat them? WHEN: Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST) WHERE: Zoom LANGUAGE: Russian FEE: Voluntary donation* Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom joining link.   About the speaker Evgeny Vodolazkin (London, 2011) Evgeny Germanovich Vodolazkin DPhil (b. 1964 in Kyiv) is a writer and literary critic. In 1986 he graduated from…

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“Ivanovo – the ‘Russian Manchester’, and the Story of Printed Textiles in Russia”, a talk by Pamela Smith – Thursday, 24 June at 19:00 (BST)

Thursday 24 June, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

Before the 1917 Revolution Russia had a thriving textile industry, exporting vast quantities of printed cotton throughout the Russian empire and beyond. In the city of Ivanovo alone nearly 30,000 textile workers were employed. Distinctive red prints became an important element of folk dress, and in the 1920s and ’30s designs promoted the philosophy of the new Soviet state. This talk explores the colourful and sometimes dramatic history of the industry, including its links with Britain. WHEN: Thursday, 24 June…

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September 2021

Three Capitals in the Life and Work of the Russian Artist Alexander Florensky: St Petersburg-Tbilisi-Moscow (in Russian)

Thursday 23 September, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, St Petersburg. A. Florensky, 2020 This meeting with Leningrad-born artist Alexander Florensky, who works in Moscow but has recently spent more time in Tbilisi, is an illustrated journey to his favourite corners of three capital cities captured in his work – St Petersburg, Tbilisi and Moscow. Chonqadze Street, Tbilisi. A. Florensky, 2020 WHEN: Thursday 23 September 2021, 19:00 (BST) WHERE: Zoom LANGUAGE: Russian FEE: Voluntary donation* Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a…

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Cambridge Treasure Hunt #4

Sunday 26 September, 2021, 15:00 - 17:30

A team-based walking adventure exploring the city (a brand-new treasure hunt created by Tanya Yurasova* and Sayara Thompson). How well do you know Cambridge? How observant are you? To find out, please join us for our fun "treasure hunt"! The "treasures" are not real, of course – they are merely some of the buildings and lanes of Cambridge that you'll need to identify from photographs and find in the city centre in order to answer a number of questions. After…

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