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September 2022

“Korney Chukovsky, the writer & translator. Then and Now”. A two-part talk marking Chukovsky’s 140th anniversary

Friday 23 September, 19:00 - 20:30

Chukovsky, Then and Now with Dr. Megan Swift  (You may DOWNLOAD the presentation by Dr Megan Swift here) Korney Chukovsky created a canon of Soviet children’s literature in the 1920s, but he was also the most popular children’s writer in post-Soviet Russia as late as 2016 with over 2.35 million copies of his works sold in that year alone. This first part of our anniversary talk looks at how Chukovsky has been republished and re-illustrated for his new child (and…

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October 2022

An Evening of Poetry and Music marking Marina Tsvetaeva’s 130th anniversary

Saturday 8 October, 18:30 - 21:00

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) (image source: https://stihirus24.ru/images/mtsvetaeva.jpg) DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME and POEMS The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society (CamRuSS) is delighted to bring you an evening of poetry and music marking Marina Tsvetaeva’s 130th anniversary with the readings of poems and excerpts from the works of Tsvetaeva by Maria Blatstein, Lena Knight,  Vlada Lemeshevska and Dmitry Turchaninov of the London Russian-language Xameleon Theatre, followed by the outstanding programme of music presented by pianist Elena Toponogova in collaboration with violinist Alice Ruffle and pianist…

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Traditional Mushroom Walk & BBQ

Sunday 9 October, 14:00 - 18:00

Thetford Forest Our traditional Mushroom Walk & BBQ is the perfect way to enjoy a lovely day out for the whole family before winter. Fresh air, great company. Everyone is very welcome! Kid-friendly. WHEN: Sunday, 9 October, mushroom walk before 14:00 followed by BBQ 14:00-18:00 (BST) WHERE: High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0AF (BBQ pit ‘Shelter’ near Go Ape Thetford, 01603 895500). See the map here. NB: There is very weak phone coverage in the forest, please plan ahead. If…

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November 2022

Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey: “On the Edge: Life Along the Russia-China Border”

Friday 25 November, 18:00 - 19:30
Trinity Hall Main Lecture Theatre, Trinity Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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Presentation of the book "On the Edge: Life Along the Russia-China Border"

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