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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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Anti-War Poetry Evening – online

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Literary Evening with Carina Cockrell-Ferre (in Russian)

You are invited to time-travel! “And here it’s still living history…” (Bill Bryson) Indeed, history is living in Britain. The past in this country has never gone away, it’s just become invisible and melted into the air we breathe. People find … Continue reading

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“Russian Language: Between the Past and the Future,” a lecture by Evgeny Vodolazkin (in Russian) – Friday, 4 June at 19:00 (BST)

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 … Continue reading

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