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September 2020

Scavenger Trail in Saffron Walden

Saturday 5 September, 21:23

EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Scavenger Trail in Saffron Walden – the fun way to explore WHEN: Sunday 6 September, 2.30 for 3pm start, finish 5pm WHERE:  Market Square Where to park: Swan Meadow Car Park or Saffron Walden Common. More information: http://www1.parkingpartnership.org/north/about-uttlesford-saffronwaldencarparks Language: Both Russian and English A team-based walking adventure in Saffron Walden for both Russian and English speakers.  If you are looking for something to do with family and friends – come…

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NEW DATE. Operation Barbarossa: The turning point of WWII- a talk by Dr John Barber with Q&As

Friday 18 September, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom
FREE

Operation Barbarossa Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany's ideological goal of conquering the western Soviet Union so as to repopulate it with Germans. The German Master Plan for the East (Generalplan Ost, GPO) aimed to use some of the conquered as slave labour for the Axis war effort, to acquire the oil reserves of…

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October 2020

CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 5: “Mikhail Vrubel: between Angels and Demons.” by Dr Natalia Budanova

Friday 9 October, 19:00
Zoom United Kingdom

Mikhail Vrubel, The Demon Seated, 1890. The name of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) remains largely unknown to the general public of Western Europe. Yet, early avant-garde artists in Russia considered him no less responsible for moulding the visual consciousness of their generation then the impact of Cezanne on the subsequent development of visual arts in Western Europe. This lecture will tell the tragic and glorious story of life and art of this extraordinary master. Language: English Suggested donations: Adults £10, CamRuSS…

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“Russian Poetry of the Second World War”, a talk by Dr Maria Bloshteyn followed by Q&As

Thursday 22 October, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom

The canon of Russian World War II poetry has continued unchallenged for 75 years after the victory over Nazi Germany.  What were the reasons for the enormous output of war poems in the Soviet Union during WWII?  Which poets and poems continue to be excluded from Russian poetry anthologies of the Great Patriotic War?  We will look at some specific examples of excluded poets and their poems from a new bilingual anthology of Russian WWII poetry Russia is Burning (published…

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