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January 2023

Annual General Meeting – 16 January 2023

Monday 16 January, 18:00 - 20:00
Trinity Hall Main Lecture Theatre, Trinity Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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We cordially invite all CamRuSS members to join our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The opening address will be delivered by our charity’s distinguished patron Sir Tony Brenton. We will then share a report of the last year’s activities, address any questions and suggestions, introduce the renewed Board of Trustees and Advisers, and present and discuss plans for 2023. The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception. Please register in advance, so that we are aware of numbers. The event…

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February 2023

“Inconvenient Truths” talk by Jennifer Antill – author of Small Acts of Kindness, a tale of the first Russian Revolution

Thursday 16 February, 18:30 - 21:00
Vivien Stewart Room, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Huntingdon Road
Cambridge, CB3 0DF United Kingdom
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Small Acts of Kindness, is a novel set against the background of a revolt that took place in Saint Petersburg in December 1825. Imperial Russia still basks in the glory of victory over Napoleon, but, in the army and elsewhere, resentment is growing. Entangled in conspiracy, can Vasily escape the Tsar’s vengeance, restore his lost love, and learn to live a different life? The underlying theme of the book, the struggle against autocracy and the freedom of millions of serfs from…

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Anti-War Poetry Evening – online

Friday 24 February, 19:00 - 21:00

Putin’s war in Ukraine has been met by outrage and disbelief around the world. Since the start of the war, writers in Russia, Ukraine and the Russian diaspora have been expressing their opposition to the invasion in an extraordinary outpouring of public and private poetry. The book Disbelief presents some of the most moving and hard-hitting of these poems in Russian and English. 100 poems by 70 authors, including Polina Barskova, Tatiana Voltskaya and Mikhail Aizenberg, can be ordered HERE and…

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March 2023

Piano Recital: Vitaly Pisarenko

Friday 10 March, 18:30 - 20:30
The Chapel, Churchill College, Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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We are delighted to announce that Vitaliy Pisarenko, a prize-winning Ukrainian-Russian pianist based in London, is coming to Cambridge. It will be the third time Vitaly will be giving a concert here and all his previous recitals proved a tremendous success with our members. His first performance in Cambridge at “The Splendour of Russian Music”, a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of CamRuSS in 2019. In 2022, Vitaly gave a fundraising concert to raise money for Ukrainian DEC fund. This year, Vitaly will…

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