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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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Cambridge Treasure Hunt #4

Sunday 26 September, 15:00 - 17:30

A team-based walking adventure exploring the city (a brand-new treasure hunt created by Tanya Yurasova* and Sayara Thompson). How well do you know Cambridge? How observant are you? To find out, please join us on our fun “treasure hunt”! The “treasures” are not real, of course, – they are merely buildings and lanes of Cambridge that you would need to identify from photographs and find in the city centre in order to answer a number of questions. After a brisk stroll round…

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October 2021

“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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