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December 2021

“British Awareness of Russian Culture over Three Centuries: From the ‘Discovery’ of Russia to the End of the Crimean War (1553-1856)” with Professor Anthony Cross

Friday 3 December, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30
The Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge CB3 0DG, Fitzwilliam College
Cambridge, CB3 0DG United Kingdom
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There will be a wine reception after the talk. Russian culture remained but shadowily perceived until the translations of Turgenev and particularly of the 'shaggy monsters' Tolstoi and Dostoevskii brought to the British public a wider awareness in the last decades of the nineteenth century. It was an awareness that was bolstered by the popularity of the plays of Chekhov and Gor'kii at the beginning of the next century and soon transformed into a veritable 'Russian Fever', a heady enthusiasm…

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Online Russian Cooking Class with Elena Riddle

Thursday 9 December, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

Elena Riddle is a food blogger who was born and grew up in Batumi, Georgia. She currently lives in Letchworth and runs the YouTube channel Lena Cooks You Eat. You will have the opportunity to chat, ask questions and simply enjoy cooking together during this event. WHEN: Thursday 9 December, 19:00-20:30 (GMT) WHERE: Zoom LANGUAGE: English FEE: Voluntary donation* Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom…

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January 2022

CamRuSS Old New Year Online Party (Quiz Night)

Thursday 13 January, 18:00 - 19:30

You are all very welcome to take part and join us with a glass of your favourite drink and snacks to celebrate the Old New Year, a tradition kept since Soviet times! Regardless of whether or not you speak Russian, are a member of CamRuSS, or only thinking of joining, you are welcome to join us for our very merry meeting! The idea is to keep up our usual spirit of friendship, camaraderie, and mutual support, albeit online this year.…

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Guided Tours of “Gold of the Great Steppe” at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Friday 14 January, 13:00 - Sunday 16 January, 16:00
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RB United Kingdom
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We're very excited to be planning two guided tours of the "Gold of the Great Steppe" exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in January 2022. Don't miss out – the exhibition will close on 30 January. Exhibition curator Dr Rebecca Roberts will deliver a 30-minute introductory talk before answering any questions you might have while exploring the exhibition. WHEN: Friday 14 January, 13:00-14:00 OR Sunday 16 January, 15:00-16:00 WHERE: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB LANGUAGE: English FEE: Free*…

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