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September 2021

Three Capitals in the Life and Work of the Russian Artist Alexander Florensky: St Petersburg-Tbilisi-Moscow (in Russian)

Thursday 23 September, 2021, 20:00 - 21:30

Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, St Petersburg. A. Florensky, 2020 This meeting with Leningrad-born artist Alexander Florensky, who works in Moscow but has recently spent more time in Tbilisi, is an illustrated journey to his favourite corners of three capital cities captured in his work – St Petersburg, Tbilisi and Moscow. Chonqadze Street, Tbilisi. A. Florensky, 2020 WHEN: Thursday 23 September 2021, 19:00 (BST) WHERE: Zoom LANGUAGE: Russian FEE: Voluntary donation* Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a…

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May 2022

Happy Anniversary, Egyptology! Hieroglyphs, Tutankhamun, and Thoughts for the Future: A talk by Dr Alex Loktionov

Friday 20 May, 20:00 - 21:30

Tutankhamun and his wife (Abo Rashad, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) 2022 marks an important double anniversary for Egyptology. Exactly 200 years ago, the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion heralded the dawn of academic Egyptology, while exactly 100 years ago, the discipline captured the popular imagination like never before with Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. This talk provides an overview of both breakthroughs, summarising the key events of each and providing an assessment of their broader…

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June 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee One-day Art Exhibition in Cambridge

Friday 17 June, 15:00 - 22:00
St Augustine’s Church, 69 Richmond Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3PS United Kingdom
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"My Jubilee Stamp" by Svetlana Baibekova, 2022 One-day Art Exhibition in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Please click here to download the exhibition catalogue to peruse at your leisure. The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society is organising an art exhibition celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The exhibition is dedicated to Her Majesty's historic reign and service to the world, the country and its people over a period of seventy years. We have invited local artists to creatively reflect on Queen Elizabeth's…

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October 2022

An Evening of Poetry and Music marking Marina Tsvetaeva’s 130th anniversary

Saturday 8 October, 18:30 - 21:00

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) (image source: https://stihirus24.ru/images/mtsvetaeva.jpg) DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME and POEMS The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society (CamRuSS) is delighted to bring you an evening of poetry and music marking Marina Tsvetaeva’s 130th anniversary with the readings of poems and excerpts from the works of Tsvetaeva by Maria Blatstein, Lena Knight,  Vlada Lemeshevska and Dmitry Turchaninov of the London Russian-language Xameleon Theatre, followed by the outstanding programme of music presented by pianist Elena Toponogova in collaboration with violinist Alice Ruffle and pianist…

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