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July 2020

“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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August 2020

Cambridge Russian Summer Course 2020 on Zoom

Saturday 22 August, 10:00 - Sunday 30 August, 19:30

PLEASE NOTE: This course is nearly fully booked - we currently only welcome applications from intermediate level students. Even though this year we are facing rather unusual circumstances, we are delighted to announce that we shall not completely abandon the idea of a Russian Summer Course in August 2020. In order to minimise any risks, we have decided to run it online! This summer course will be shorter and more spread out, to avoid both the physical and psychological strain…

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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

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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