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November 2021

Marking the Bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s Birth – A talk by V. Dimitriev (in Russian): On the Structure of the Idea in Dostoevsky’s Works

Thursday 4 November, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00

Dr Dimitriev's lecture will examine the hallmark of Dostoevsky's plot construction in his later works: the action in Dostoevsky's novels develops in such a way that the fate and character of any given protagonist may alter significantly without exhaustive explanation in the plot. The shift in Raskolnikov's outlook, Stavrogin's sufferings after his crime against Matryosha or the character development of Arkady Dolgoruky as he comes of age are not sufficiently motivated by any particular plot developments. An analysis of the…

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Online Cambridge Russian Autumn Course 2021

Saturday 13 November, 2021, 09:00 - Sunday 21 November, 2021, 21:30

We are delighted to announce that we are offering this online Russian course to all those who could not attend the face-to-face Russian Summer School at Girton College (Cambridge) in August 2021. This course is short and spread out, to avoid both the physical and psychological strain of computer work. A major advantage is that you will be able to enjoy the online lessons without having to travel or commute, and you can join us from any corner of the…

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“Double-Headed Eagle: Russia between East and West” with Sir Tony Brenton

Monday 29 November, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30
Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ, Trinity Hall
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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There will be a wine reception after the talk. Russia, the Two-Headed Eagle, has throughout its history had to look both East and West. For much of the time her political, economic and cultural links have been predominantly bound up with the West; Peter the Great through Pushkin to BP. But Europeans have never really accepted Russians as like themselves, and have regularly presented them as alien, and often dangerous, outsiders. Meanwhile there has been a much less visible (at…

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December 2021

Russian Film Week in Cambridge: NEXT STATION: RUSSIA (UK Premiere)

Thursday 2 December, 2021, 19:00 - 21:00
Vue Cambridge, The Grafton Centre, East Road
Cambridge, CB1 1PS United Kingdom
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NEXT STATION: RUSSIA (2020) DIRECTOR: Ivan Sosnin RATING: 15 RUNNING TIME: 81 minutes Ivan is on his way home from Moscow to Vladivostok. As he makes his 9,000-kilometre journey, he gathers the stories of his fellow passengers – stories about life, love, hope and faith. NEXT STATION: RUSSIA introduces the viewer to the Russian culture of travel, which values something more than simply arriving as quickly as possible. View the trailer here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI5EuZTBkNA WHEN: Thursday 2 December, 19:00 WHERE: Vue…

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