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May 2021

Mikhail Bulgakov as a unique, XX century Russian artist with Prof. Irina Mineralova (in Russian) – Friday, 7 May at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 7 May, 2021, 20:00 - 21:30

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) Why is it often difficult to render literature into film? The magic of Bulgakov’s words, his synthesis of ideas and images of ideas are the answer. Bulgakov needs to be listened to! One needs to hear him. His words passionately combine history, culture, the music of Kiev and Moscow. He was a miracle maker. Let’s take a closer look and listen to how he did it in his best works! On the eve of the 130th anniversary…

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June 2021

“Russian Language: Between the Past and the Future,” a lecture by Evgeny Vodolazkin (in Russian) – Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 4 June, 2021, 20:00 - 21:30

Evgeny Vodolazkin will talk about changes occurring in the modern Russian language. What do they testify to? How should we treat them? WHEN: Friday, 4 June at 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 confirmation email with a Zoom joining link.   About the speaker Evgeny Vodolazkin (London, 2011) Evgeny Germanovich Vodolazkin DPhil (b. 1964 in Kyiv) is a writer and literary critic. In 1986 he graduated from…

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August 2021

Residential Russian Summer School in Cambridge – August 2021

Monday 2 August, 2021, 10:00 - Friday 6 August, 2021, 17:00
Girton College, Huntingdon Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG United Kingdom
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Monday 2nd August - Friday 6th August 2021 Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/ This five-day course is run in collaboration with the Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society. It is set in a charming Girton College, with its beautiful gardens, inspirational atmosphere, and ample parking. There are regular buses to Cambridge city centre. WHO CAN TAKE PART: Anyone aged 15+ with any level of Russian, from absolute beginners to fluent. There is no upper age limit! This summer school would be beneficial…

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February 2022

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

Friday 18 February, 2022, 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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