An evening of songs and foot-tapping nostalgia to mark the Defender of the Fatherland day. These songs are known and loved in Russia and abroad. A number of highly talented composers and poets were among their authors, and no Soviet family get-together could pass without these songs being sung. The words of these songs may be generated by the war, but at the forefront of them is the world that the war is supposed to save.
In Russian and English.
В программу урока входят пальчиковые игры, развивающие речь песенки, интерактивные сказки в костюмах с игрушками и креативные поделки руками малышей. Дети учатся в процессе и в общении познают себя и окружающий мир.
Join us on 24 February for the Pushkin House Book Fair! We have an abundance of second-hand books for sale and a selection of new books from our bookshop. Enjoy browsing surrounded by the illustrations from our current exhibition Off Location: Drawings for the US Embassy Moscow.
This event is FREE, just turn up!
The film Yury Olesha, aka “Writer” is about the Odessa-born novelist who wrote two of the most popular and inventive works of the 1920s, The Three Fat Men (1924) and Envy (1927), before falling into alcoholism and inactivity. Документально-анимационный фильм о судьбе писателя — Юрия Олеши. О том, как его душили тиски выпавшей ему эпохи, и в таких объятиях он вынужден был жить не свою жизнь. In Russian with English subtitles, followed by a short Q&A with the director Roma Liberov. This is a joint event with ARCC.
White Space Gallery in collaboration with Pushkin House presents a visual performance by Moscow based photographer Grigoriy Yaroshenko and renowned cellist and electronic music producer Vytautas Sondeckis to mark the launch of Yaroshenko's new book Norilsk. Please join us for a performance of live Guarneri cello and electronic EMS synthesizer performance by Vytautas Sondeckis, accompanied by a series of projected photo images of Norilsk by Grigoriy Yaroshenko.
In Masha Karp’s new biography, Orwell is seen through the Russian lens, so some aspects of it will be new to the English readers, including his perception of socialism and the Soviet Union, his sources of information about the Soviet regime, how “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was perceived in the USSR, and why Orwell is so popular in modern Russia. Indeed, last year it once again became a best-seller.
Last summer, writer, journalist and campaigner Julius Strauss together with leading international photographer Thomas Dworzak, undertook a journey in the footsteps of John Steinbeck and Robert Capa to mark the 70th anniversary of their famous book A Russian Journal published in 1938, and also the 70th anniversary of the Magnum photography agency. Following a similar route, they visited Moscow, Ukraine and Georgia. In an exclusive evening for Pushkin House, Julius will recount his impressions of the trip, accompanied by Thomas Dworzak's photographs.
The outgoing Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, Shaun Walker, in conversation with BBC journalist Lucy Ash about his new book, 'The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past'. John Simpson has said of the book: 'it is thoughtful, brave, and full of insight. Anyone who wants to understand Russia now needs to read it.'
Q&A with artist Victoria Lomasko and curator of exhibition Elena Zaytseva. Victoria will talk about her work in Russia, and the various themes that she touches on in her exhibition at Pushkin House, opening 8th March.
In English and Russian
Pushkin House's monthly workshop, led by top translator Robert Chandler. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.
In English (with some Russian).