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June 2020

‘The White Nights’: Evening of Songs & Music on Zoom

Saturday 27 June, 19:00 - 21:00

For the first time ever in the history of CamRuSS, our White Nights Party will take place online! However, this won't stop us from enjoying the heartwarming tunes and the voices of our friends. Take a glass of refreshing drink and make yourself comfortable in your own garden (weather permitting) or by the window at home, get immersed in the world of songs and  music, and feel the warmth and closeness of others, despite the physical distance. If you would…

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July 2020

Lenin’s Ideas on Revolution: Are they Relevant Today? by Dr David Lane

Thursday 2 July, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom

Lenin. Collage by Timur Alexander Vladimir Il’ich Ulyanov (Lenin) was born in Simbirsk, Russia. He became the leader of the Soviet government of Russia until his death in 1924. On the 150th anniversary of his birth (22 April 1870) we consider the strategy which led to the overthrow of the Provisional Government in October 1917. Consequently, his approach to revolution has been adopted by many communist parties after his death and has led to success in many countries, notably China,…

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Russian-English Conversation on Zoom

Friday 3 July, 18:00 - 19:00

The idea is to provide members of CamRuSS and local subscribers to CamRuSS our newsletter with an additional opportunity to practise and hone their conversational skills in either English or Russian and help each other. It is free of charge during the period social distancing (spring - summer 2020). Currently runs every Friday early in the evening for one hour, on Zoom (please check our electronic newsletters and/or social media for the starting time). The first meeting took place on…

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“Fairytale Realism. Russian Folklore in Art”. Pre-recorded Talk and Q&As with Andrei Borovsky. NB: in Russian!

Thursday 16 July, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom + Google Map

The fabulous images of Viktor Vasnetsov, Ivan Bilibin, Elena Polenova, Boris Zvorykin became the main symbols of the national identity of the generation, personifying the search for the ideal "fairy-tale Russia" in the era of revolutions and changes. How did Russian artists at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries create the figurative world of the Russian fairy tale, with what picture did the fairy tale genre begin, and why was it not there before? How did artists “dress”…

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