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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, 19:00 - 20:30

Leutenant Schmidt Embankment, St Petersburg. A. Florensky, 2020 This meeting with the Leningrad-born artist Alexander Florensky, who works in Moscow but recently spends more time in Tbilisi, is an illustrated journey into his favourite corners of the three capital cities – St Petersburg, Tbilisi and Moscow – which he has drawn in his work. Chonkandze 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…

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October 2021

“Londongrad – Is it still From Russia With Cash?” by Mark Hollingsworth

Friday 1 October, 19:00 - 20:30

Mark Hollingsworth & Stewart Lansley, Londongrad: From Russia with Cash. The Inside Story of the Oligarchs (Fourth Estate, 2009) Марк Холлингсуорт и Стюарт Лэнсли, Лондонград – Из России с наличными – История олигархов из первых рук (Харвест, АСТ, Астрель, 2010)                               My talk will focus on whether London is still the primary location for Russian Oligarchs and wealthy Russians to park their money and assets. It…

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“Daily Life in Moscow Following the Collapse of Communism,” an illustrated talk with Robert Stephenson

Thursday 7 October, 19:00 - 20:30

This year sees a major historical milestone for Russia with the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism and the break-up of the USSR in December 1991, followed by a turbulent period of loss of empire and internal social, economic and political transformation. While Russia’s new leaders were battling with these issues and fighting for power on the macro level, at the micro level individual citizens, families and communities faced their own daily struggles to cope with chaos, change and…

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