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March 2021

“Writing the Siege of Leningrad” with Anna Reid – Friday, 5 March at 19:00 (GMT)

Friday 5 March, 19:00 - 20:30

Anna Reid, LENINGRAD: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44, Bloomsbury, 2011 27 January 1944 is a sacred date in the memory of most Leningraders. On this day, seventy-seven years ago, the siege of Leningrad was finally lifted after 872 days of total blockade imposed on the city by the Axis powers during the Second World War. This year marks 80 years since the outbreak of the deadliest of human tragedies of the 20th century, which took the lives of…

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CamRuSS Easter Art Sale – 12-26 March

Friday 12 March, 09:00 - Friday 26 March, 23:59

Our charitable Easter Art Sale Auction is LIVE on the auction platform Jumblebee. The artworks are available for viewing and bidding until midnight on Friday, 26 March. You will need to register on the auction website with your e-mail address to submit your bid.                       Following the success of the first event, we would like to invite you to take part in our second online Easter Art Sale. Artworks will…

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April 2021

Easter Origami Craft Master class with Lyudmila Perlova (in Russian) – Thursday, 1 April at 16:00 (GMT)

Thursday 1 April, 16:00 - 17:30

Dear friends, you are invited to take part in an Easter family activity - Origami Craft Master class - which will be held online in the Russian language. WHEN: Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 16:00 (GMT) WHERE: Zoom LANGUAGE: Russian Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   «Пасхальные поделки» - занятие для детей и взрослых и рассчитано на людей, кто не слишком хорошо знаком с оригами, но заинтересован попробовать. Занятие будет проходить онлайн,…

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“Gagarin, Zvyozdochka and Prime Minister Macmillan: the Build-up to and Aftermath of the First Human Spaceflight” with Doug Millard – Thursday, 8 April at 19:00 (BST)

Thursday 8 April, 19:00

Monument to the Conquerors of Space frieze, Moscow, showing Laika and Gagarin Yuri Gagarin conducted the first human spaceflight in April 1961. His success and personality won him admirers around the world, including the thousands in Britain who welcomed him to these shores later that year. But Gagarin’s flight only happened once preceding missions with dogs were safely returned to Earth from orbit. This talk looks at the Soviet space heroes of 1961, canine and human, and the fame of…

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