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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, 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, 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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“White Nights”: Evening of Songs and Music (in English and Russian) – Saturday, 26 June at 19:00 (BST)

Saturday 26 June, 19:00 - 20:30

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) Dear Friends! We have missed meeting each other in person, and therefore we are pleased to announce our traditional outdoors picnic on Saturday, 26 June where we are looking forward to seeing you all! Every year we celebrate an astronomical Midsummer night and cultural event called the White Nights. And, of course, what picnic occurs without songs accompanied by the guitar? There are many talented and musically gifted people in our wide…

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August 2021

Residential Russian Summer School in Cambridge – August 2021

Monday 2 August, 09:00 - Friday 6 August, 16:00
Girton College, Huntingdon Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG United Kingdom
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Monday 2nd August - Friday 6th August 2021 Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/ This five-day course is run in collaboration with the Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society. It is set in a charming Girton College, with its beautiful gardens, inspirational atmosphere, and ample parking. There are regular buses to Cambridge city centre. WHO CAN TAKE PART: Anyone aged 15+ with any level of Russian, from absolute beginners to fluent. There is no upper age limit! This summer school would be beneficial…

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