On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published just ahead of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, Helen Rappaport's The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family. Join us for an evening of discussion with Helen Rappaport who will be in conversation with Frank Althaus, co-founding partner of Fontanka publishing and founding director of the Russian Language Centre. This event is part of our Romanov Season.
Get your Russian off to a flying start with RLC’s September Intensive this Autumn! With 25 hours of tuition over two weeks, you will soon be having short conversations in simple, correct Russian. The course works perfectly as a stand-alone crash course in Russian, or is a great way to prepare for further studies. Group size is restricted to 8 students, making sure everyone gets extensive exposure to the language.
Join us for a conversation between Oleg Nesterov and Stephen Coates, discussing Nesterov's important composition ‘From the Life of Planets’ that is being played in London on Saturday. ‘From the Life of Planets’ is a musical tribute to the Russian films of the 1960s that were halted mid-production, due to dramatic changes in the nation’s political climate.
In English and Russian.
Join us for an evenings of songs and piano music by Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Medtner and their lesser-known contemporaries. Performed by Betty Makharinsky, a British-Russian soprano who has trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Jonathan Powell, a pianist who has strong ties with not only Russian repertoire but also the pianistic tradition associated with it.
Pushkin House is pleased to present a two day screening marathon of the Soviet Cult Classic Seventeen Moments of Spring and accompanied events. The 1972 Soviet espionage TV series 'Seventeen Moments of Spring' with its haunting score and songs are rightly some of the most famous and well loved in Russian cinematic history. Yet inexplicably, they remain virtually unknown outside the Russian community and a small group of cognoscienti in the West. This special weekend at Pushkin House aims to help change that with a series of unique events.
Mikael Tariverdiev, author of the haunting score for Seventeen Moments of Spring was one of the greatest modern Soviet film composers. The score, which is held to have helped elevate the series to its unprecedented success, remains one of the most popular works of film music. For this very special event, Vera Tariverdieva, Mikael's widow and the guardian of his legacy, will join Alex Kan and Stephen Coates in conversation to provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the life and work of a modern musical genius. This event is part of the Pushkin House Seventeen Moments of Spring Two Day Marathon.
Наталия Рубинштейн, друг детства Альтшулера, входившая в ближний круг его общения, и Галина Блейх, жена Альтшулера, занимающаяся продвижением его творческого наследия, расскажут о поэтическом диалоге между Аронзоном и Альтшулером и об особой атмосфере ленинградского литературного андеграунда. Вечер является совместным проектом Пушкинского клуба и ARCC .
На русском языке.
Please join us for a conversation between Dr. Michael Nicholson of University College, Oxford, and Donald Rayfield whose new translation of Varlam Shalamov's Kolyma Stories was recently published.
Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other in Shakespeare's classic work. Lear imagined himself to be God's equal - and so he divided his kingdom between his daughters just to see what would happen. Featuring 4 time Golden Mask Award-winning actor Konstantn Raikin as Lear.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Join us for an evening of performed readings from the family’s letters and diaries, as well as correspondence from the people who knew them. There will also be recitals of Russian poetry (in English and Russian) which capture the spirit of the time. From the team that brought the theatrical production of Anastasia to Pushkin House. (four stars, Evening Standard). This event is part of our Romanov Season.