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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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“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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Happy Anniversary, Egyptology! Hieroglyphs, Tutankhamun, and Thoughts for the Future: A talk by Dr Alex Loktionov

2022 marks an important double anniversary for Egyptology. Exactly 200 years ago, the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion heralded the dawn of academic Egyptology, while exactly 100 years ago, the discipline captured the popular imagination like never before … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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Mikhail Bulgakov as a unique, XX century Russian artist with Prof. Irina Mineralova (in Russian) – Friday, 7 May at 19:00 (BST)

Why is it often difficult to render literature into film? The magic of Bulgakov’s words, his synthesis of ideas and images of ideas are the answer. Bulgakov needs to be listened to! One needs to hear him. His words passionately … Continue reading

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