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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)

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 … Continue reading

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Marking the Centenary of Academician Andrei Sakharov: Panel discussion (in English and Russian) – Friday, 21 May at 19:00 (BST)

A theoretical physicist and one of the creators of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was also an earnest advocate for ending the Cold War, a dissident and a devout defender of human rights in the Soviet Union. His … Continue reading

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