Welcome to Pushkin House
Pushkin House is a Registered Charity owned and run by the Pushkin House Trust. We support and promote the splendour, richness and beauty of Russian culture in London and beyond. Pushkin House was established to serve as a home for high quality Russian culture in all its forms. Providing a focus for Anglo-Russian cultural exchange, education and information about the Russian language, arts, literature and music, we offer a resource for individuals and institutions alike.
Pushkin House Brings Russian Culture to London
Tuesday 28 May 19:30 ANN APPLEBAUM 'IRON CURTAIN: THE CRUSHING OF EASTERN EUROPE'
Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum discusses her new book Iron Curtain, about Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, which has been shortlisted for the inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.
Anne Applebaum’s book is a brilliant and compelling history of a brutal period in European history. It describes how - through a process of systematic Stalinisation - communist regimes were established in the countries of Eastern Europe within a remarkably short period after the end of World War II. The book is a haunting reminder of how fragile free societies are, and how vulnerable they can be to attack by unscrupulous enemies using totalitarian methods.
A vibrant cultural programme
We have developed a lively, varied programme of Russian literature, art, film, music, theatre and dance, history, philosophy and politics. Our events include lectures and talks, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, films, concerts and readings, and we operate a well-stocked reference library of Russian culture.
We welcome and encourage collaboration with other institutions and groups. We run regular Russian courses provided by the Russian Language Centre, and we are establishing creative partnerships with major museums and libraries in Russia and the UK.
Collaborate, donate, support, become a Friend
We are charity funded by charitable donations. To maintain the House, provide rich cultural programmes and expand our activities in the future, we need and welcome new donors, supporters and Friends. You can find out more on our Donate page.