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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, 19:00 - 20:30

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, 19:00 - 20:30

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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July 2021

“Ivanovo – the ‘Russian Manchester’, and the Story of Printed Textiles in Russia”, a talk by Pamela Smith – Thursday, 8 July at 19:00 (BST)

Thursday 8 July, 19:00 - 20:30

Before the 1917 Revolution Russia had a thriving textile industry, exporting vast quantities of printed cotton throughout the Russian empire and beyond. In the city of Ivanovo alone nearly 30,000 textile workers were employed. Distinctive red prints became an important element of folk dress, and in the 1920s and ’30s designs promoted the philosophy of the new Soviet state. This talk explores the colourful and sometimes dramatic history of the industry, including its links with Britain. WHEN: Thursday, 8 July 2021,…

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October 2021

“Londongrad” by Mark Hollingworth – Friday, 1 October at 19:00 (TBC and more details to follow)

Friday 1 October, 19:00 - 20:30
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