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February 2022

Sochi International Film Festival & Awards (SIFFA) in Cambridge: FIRE (dir. Aizhan Kassymbek, 2021, Kazakhstan)

Tuesday 15 February, 19:00 - 21:00
Vue Cambridge, The Grafton Centre, East Road
Cambridge, CB1 1PS United Kingdom
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FIRE (ОТ) FIRE is the debut feature film of Kazakh film-maker Aizhan Kassymbek. Lead actor Tolepbergen Baisakalov won Best Actor at the Sochi International Film Festival & Awards (SIFFA). FIRE premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea before travelling to FilmFestival Cottbus in Germany, the Singapore International Film Festival and the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles, where Baisakalov picked up the Snow Leopard for Best Actor. Director: Aizhan Kassymbek Screenplay: Aizhan Kassymbek, Alibek Duyssenbiyev, Chingiz…

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“The Language and Literary Works of F.M. Dostoevsky”: A lecture by Professor Igor Ruzhitsky (in English)

Friday 18 February, 19:00 - 20:30

Professor Ruzhitsky will devote his lecture to a discussion of the distinctive lexical system of Dostoevsky's idiolect as well as a number of philosophical questions which run through his body of works. Through the prism of the great writer's use of language, Professor Ruzhitsky will explore a series of key concepts in Dostoevsky's writings: life, death, love, suffering, fear and laughter. "Man is a mystery. This mystery must be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life trying to unravel…

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March 2022

Piano Recital: Vitaly Pisarenko

Friday 18 March, 19:00 - 20:50
The Chapel, Churchill College, The Chapel, Churchill College, Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society (CamRuSS) is delighted to bring you a recital by Vitaly Pisarenko, a prize-winning Russian pianist based in London. This is a fundraising concert in support of our collective plea for peace. All proceeds will go to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Visit Vitaly's website here. Vitaly's performance in Cambridge at "The Splendour of Russian Music", a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of CamRuSS in 2019, was a great success. See our website event here. Vitaly…

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April 2022

A Conversation with Boris Akunin – Russia: Its Past, Present and Future (in Russian)

Friday 29 April, 18:00 - 20:00
Paula Browne House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0SH, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road
Cambridge, CB3 0SH United Kingdom
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Boris Akunin (A. Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons) CamRuSS has prepared a real present for lovers of modern Russian literature. On Friday 29 April we'll hold a meeting with Grigorii Chkhartishvili, one of the most celebrated writers of post-Soviet Russia, who is known around the world under his pen name Boris Akunin. In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, Chkhartishvili published over sixty books. His series featuring the tsarist secret policeman Erast Fandorin has sold over…

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