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May 2021

“Mayovka” BBQ: Outdoor event – Monday, 31 May, 11:00 – 18:00 (BST)

Monday 31 May, 11:00 - 18:00

A scene from the movie "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" (1980) In order to comply with the coronavirus restrictions and legal gathering limits in outdoor settings of up to 30 people, Please REGISTER before Friday, 28 May by filling in this form. The first 15 registrants (from different families) will receive a gift from CamRuSS at the BBQ!   Come and join us at this traditional May Bank holiday outing! Enjoy the fresh air and relax with us in the…

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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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“Ivanovo – the ‘Russian Manchester’, and the Story of Printed Textiles in Russia”, a talk by Pamela Smith – Thursday, 24 June at 19:00 (BST)

Thursday 24 June, 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, 24 June…

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“White Nights”: Evening of Songs and Music (in English and Russian) – Saturday, 26 June at 19:00 (BST)

Saturday 26 June, 19:00 - 20:30

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) Dear Friends! We have missed meeting each other in person, and therefore we are pleased to announce our traditional outdoors picnic on Saturday, 26 June where we are looking forward to seeing you all! Every year we celebrate an astronomical Midsummer night and cultural event called the White Nights. And, of course, what picnic occurs without songs accompanied by the guitar? There are many talented and musically gifted people in our wide…

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