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From Furs to Fabergé: Gifts, Diplomacy and British-Russian Artistic Relations by Dr Louise Hardiman

Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2022, artistic and cultural relations between Russia and Britain have entered a difficult phase. However, when the longer historical picture is considered, there are countless examples of visual culture that can illustrate … Continue reading

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Three Russian Composers. Two Pianos: Peter Hewitt and Jill Morton

We are delighted to invite you to the concert Three Russian Composers. Two Pianos: Peter Hewitt and Jill Morton. The programme will include: Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite (arranged for 2 pianos by Nicholas Economou) Shostakovich Concertino Op.94 INTERMISSION Stravinsky Rite of Spring Peter Hewitt, piano Peter … Continue reading

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Geographies of Russia: Lecture 2 by Olga Petri “Places of Tenderness and Heat: The Queer Milieu of Fin-de-Siècle St. Petersburg”

We continue our series of lectures on Geographies of Russia that showcases various aspects of geography, covering environmental issues, socio-economic and cultural geography, the geography of the Arctic and the culture of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. This time we will … Continue reading

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Piano Recital: Vitaly Pisarenko

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. … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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

Presentation of the book “On the Edge: Life Along the Russia-China Border” Continue reading

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Guided Tours of “Gold of the Great Steppe” at the Fitzwilliam Museum

We’re very excited to be planning two guided tours of the “Gold of the Great Steppe” exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in January 2022. Don’t miss out – the exhibition will close on 30 January. Exhibition curator Dr Rebecca Roberts … Continue reading

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