In Memory of Sally Green

We are very sorry to announce the death of one of our founder members, Sally Green, and we express our condolences to her husband Jon and all her family.

Sally started learning Russian in 1993 when Jon went to work in St Petersburg. She threw herself into her lessons with characteristic enthusiasm, and because she was already bilingual (having been brought up in Argentina) she never allowed the possibility of grammatical errors to get in the way of launching into a fluent conversation in Russian whenever the occasion arose.

She had numerous Russian friends in Cambridge, including Vika Tokareva, at whose home her son Jasper met his future wife Natasha. Sally and Jon were later to spend time at Natasha’s family dacha outside Moscow, and Sally became ever more involved with Russian cultural events in Cambridge, including helping with the organisation of many of the early CamRuSS meetings.

Sally was quietly efficient, kind and cheerful, always sympathetic and seemingly indefatigable even in the face of her long illness, which she endured for many years with great stoicism and selfless good humour. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Alison Wilson, on behalf of CamRuSS

Sally Green

CamRuSS Organising Committee (October 2002). Left to right: Marion MacLeod, Nina Pavlovskaya, Sally Green, Marina Burrell, Michael Lukin

Sally Green

July 2002. Left to to right: Sally Green, Anne Ashby, Des Buckley, Tanya Yudina, Christine Brouet-Menzes, Natasha Green

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2 Responses to In Memory of Sally Green

  1. Nina says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Sally’s family, she will be greatly missed

  2. Natalia Perry says:

    I’ve just read tne message about Sally… How sad…
    We met during first few years when CumRuSS was organised. Sally was very energetic and enthusiastic, it was so interesting to talk with her. I’ll keep that lovelly memories.
    My deepest sympathy to Sally’s family.

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