Reading 'The Master and Margarita': A Talk by Julie Curtis
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Reading 'The Master and Margarita': A Talk by Julie Curtis

Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita is now about 50 years old. How have readings of the work changed and developed during that time, and has the novel revealed all its secrets? A talk by Dr Julie Curtis, Professor of Russian Literature and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford and author of several books on Bulgakov, most recently a biography that was published last year by Reaktion books.

In English.

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Pushkin House Music Salon: Tribute to Tchaikovsky
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin House Music Salon: Tribute to Tchaikovsky

Please join us for a London Classical Concert Series event, organised by the London Music Foundation, a newly-established charity with the mission to support young talented musicians.
Commemorating the 125 anniversary of the death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the programme includes various masterpieces by the composer, culminating in the Trio op 50, subtitled ‘In memory of a great artist’, in reference to Nikolai Rubinstein.

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The Golden Gate - An Evening with translator Andrey Olear, artist Ekaterina Margolis and former diplomat Michael Shipster
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Golden Gate - An Evening with translator Andrey Olear, artist Ekaterina Margolis and former diplomat Michael Shipster

Vikram Seth's first book The Golden Gate is a novel in verse inspired by Eugene Onegin. Thirty years later after its publication in 1986, it has finally been translated into Russian by publishing house Rudomino in conjunction with the British Council. Translated by Russian poet and translator Andrei Olear, the book is illustrated by artist Ekaterina Margolis. Come and hear Olear and Margolis discussing the original book, its translation and reception in Russia. This is a joint event with Pushkin Club and ARCC (Anglo-Russian Culture Club) 

In Russian and English.

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CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA and Jonathan Deakin. Russian Composers: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA and Jonathan Deakin. Russian Composers: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

"Классика для детей" это познавательно – увлекательно - интерактивный концерт для детей и их родителей! В концерте исполнители будут не только играть, но и сами рассказывать о произведениях и композиторах в доступной для детей форме. Для детей 5+. 

In Russian.

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Russian Film Week Screening: Victim Status/Статус жертвы & I killed Alex/ Я убила Лёшу
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Russian Film Week Screening: Victim Status/Статус жертвы & I killed Alex/ Я убила Лёшу

Through their stories of physical and psychological trauma, seven domestic violence victims and the film director talk about common behavior types in modern society. Every one of us could find ourselves, sooner or later, in this triangle: victim-aggressor-savior. The film suggests that no matter how terrible the situation is, one must take responsibility for one’s life and feel free to begin living and loving again.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Russian Film Week Screening: Uncle Sasha, or One Flew Over Russia/Дядя Саша, или полет над Россией
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Russian Film Week Screening: Uncle Sasha, or One Flew Over Russia/Дядя Саша, или полет над Россией

Uncle Sasha is a dreamer who lives on an island in a remote, dead village surrounded by water. He dreams of the restoration of the monarchy and the revival of the honest Russian way of life. He has decided to implement his utopia in one particular place. Every spring he builds a bridge which, when the winter comes, is broken by the ice. Now Uncle Sasha has started his thirtieth bridge.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Film Screening: THE WINTER PALACE AND THE HERMITAGE IN 1917. HISTORY WAS MADE HERE
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: THE WINTER PALACE AND THE HERMITAGE IN 1917. HISTORY WAS MADE HERE

Pushkin House is pleased to present the screening of a film documenting the setting up and display of a great exhibition in the State Hermitage Museum - "The Winter Palace and the Hermitage in 1917: History was made here". It opened on 25 October 2017, in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace. Followed by Q&A with Geraldine Norman, director of the Hermitage Foundation UK and the film’s Associate Producer.

In English.

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Russian Film Week Screening: Into_nation of the Great Odessa/ INTO_нация Большой Одессы
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Russian Film Week Screening: Into_nation of the Great Odessa/ INTO_нация Большой Одессы

All the characters in this film are in some sense orphans, because they’ve lost their homeland – the city where they were born. They have travelled all over the world and speak different languages with their children. Not all of their children understand the specific language and humour that these people took with them. Why do they remember their city? Would they like to go back there, and why?

In Russian with English subtitles.

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The Idea of Russia. The Life and Works of Dmitry Likhachev: A Talk by Vladislav Zubok
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Idea of Russia. The Life and Works of Dmitry Likhachev: A Talk by Vladislav Zubok

Dmitry Likhachev is  one of the main national ideologues of contemporary Russia. Born in St. Petersburg, Likhachev was arrested shortly after completing his university education, charged with counter-revolutionary ideas and imprisoned for four years in the Gulag. After Stalin’s death in 1953, he became a public intellectual, engaged in the preservation of legacy and revival of cultural life of his country. One of his main missions was to combat Russian xenophobia and aggressive nationalism and to overcome cultural alienation between Russia and Europe. Vladislav Zubok’s book “The Idea of Russia” is the first scholarly biography of Dmitry Likhachev.  In his talk, Professor Zubok will speak about the main themes of his book and their relevance to the current affairs in Russia.

In English.

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Russian Film Week Screening & Discussion: Oscar
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Russian Film Week Screening & Discussion: Oscar

The story of the famous artist Oscar Rabin set against the background of three decades of the Soviet history and his successful attempt to confront the regime with paints and brushes. This is a story about non-violent resistance to the forces of evil, about the borders of compromise, about people who tried to preserve internal freedom in a country that wasn’t free. Q&A session with producer Natalia Mokritskaya and actress Anna Slyu.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Anatoly Vasiliev - 20 years in theatre and a kick up the ass! / Анатолий Васильев - 20 лет в театре и пинок под зад!
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Anatoly Vasiliev - 20 years in theatre and a kick up the ass! / Анатолий Васильев - 20 лет в театре и пинок под зад!

An exclusive talk from leading Russian theatre director and experimentalist. After a lifetime of creating cutting-edge laboratory-based theatre, Vasiliev has left Russia and turned to film. His film «Asino», will be shown during Russian Film Week. During the evening’s discussion, Vasiliev will be in conversation with his long-term translator Natalia Isaeva, about his life in theatre, leaving Russia, and his new film, dedicated to the humble donkey.

In Russian with English translation.

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Style and Epoch: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG AND NARKOMFIN
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Style and Epoch: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG AND NARKOMFIN

Please join us to celebrate the publication, for the first time in English, of Moisei Ginzburg's Style and Epoch (1924). Alexei Ginzburg, grandson of the architect, will talk about the book, his grandfather's theory, and the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building - Narkomfin (Moscow) - of which Alexei is chief restoration architect.

In English.

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Film Screening: The Right To Memory
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Film Screening: The Right To Memory

Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia present a UK premiere of ‘The Right to Memory’ (directed by Ludmila Gordon, 2018, USA), a new documentary about Arseny Roginsky (30th March 1946 – 18th December 2017), renowned dissident historian and leader of Memorial. The screening will be followed by a memorial evening. Speakers: Elena Zhemkova, Executive Director, Memorial, Mary McAuley, author of ‘Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin’, and Natalia Rubinstein, literary critic, Roginsky’s oldest friend. 

In Russian with English subtitles.

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REMEMBERING THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING OF THE FAMILY’S OWN WORDS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

REMEMBERING THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING OF THE FAMILY’S OWN WORDS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE

Back by popular demand, 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.

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Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"

На утреннике вас посетит Дед Мороз и Снегурочка, мы разыграем интерактивный спектакль с участием малышей. Это не только развлекательное событие, но и веселое познавательное занятие. Мы будем петь песенки, слушать сказку, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку.

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 SOLD OUT: Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs: An evening with Curator Caroline de Guitaut
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs: An evening with Curator Caroline de Guitaut

The British Royal Family and the Russian imperial family shared a long and often complex history.  From enemies to allies, diplomatic impasse to dynastic marriage this lecture from the co-curator of ‘Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs’ at The Royal Collection, explores their shared patronage from grand state gifts to intimate personal mementos.  Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and photographs from the Royal Collection's exhibition illustrate 300 years of history, providing a unique insight into the Russian collections in British royal ownership.

In English.

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COLLUSION: SECRET MEETINGS, DIRTY MONEY & HOW RUSSIA HELPED DONALD TRUMP WIN
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

COLLUSION: SECRET MEETINGS, DIRTY MONEY & HOW RUSSIA HELPED DONALD TRUMP WIN

Join us for a talk with Luke Harding, a British journalist and a foreign correspondent for The Guardian. He will present his new book “Collusion”, a gripping expose about the biggest political scandal of the modern era, in which Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Moscow. This is a GB Russia event. Tickets are only available from www.gbrussia.org

In English.

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'Pushkin's Half-Hour' with John Agard (second performance)
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

'Pushkin's Half-Hour' with John Agard (second performance)

A London premier of Caribbean-British poet John Agard as you’ve never seen him before. An entertaining whirlwind spin on Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin, in which Agard plays all the parts. Second performance at Pushkin House, Friday 11th January 2019. This performance will be the last date of ‘Pushkin’s Half-Hour’ national tour - don’t miss it!

In English.

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VIOLIN AND PIANO RECITAL: TCHEREPNIN AND PROKOFIEV
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

VIOLIN AND PIANO RECITAL: TCHEREPNIN AND PROKOFIEV

Prize-winners of multiple international competitions, violinist Francois Pineau-Benois and Pushkin House Music Curator pianist Alexander Karpeyev join forces to present a unique programme featuring Tcherepnin’s rarely performed violin sonata. Known for his sensitive, romantic interpretations, Francois is descendant of the renown Benois family.

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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable.  We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi.

In English (with some Russian).

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PREMIER SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA, Moscow Operetta Theatre
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

PREMIER SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA, Moscow Operetta Theatre

Stage Russia and Pushkin House present a premier screening of Anna Karenina, a spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, high-tech production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Natalia Bystrova, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, from a score by Roman Ignatyev and a libretto by Yuliy Kim.

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

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Premiere Screening: Smile Upon Us, Lord - Vakhtangov Theatre
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Premiere Screening: Smile Upon Us, Lord - Vakhtangov Theatre

Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen.


Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

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Premiere Screening: Onegin, The Red Torch Theatre
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Premiere Screening: Onegin, The Red Torch Theatre

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the 4 central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky. There are no grand balls, no fans, no lorgnettes, no "Encyclopedia of Russian life". Just a quiet love story that perfectly conveys the attitude of the great poet and how very much his masterwork still resonates with our 21st century reality.

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING

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. 

In Russian.

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Цензура в СССР, России и на западе
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Цензура в СССР, России и на западе

Разговор о цензуре с участием экспертов из разных областей коснется различных её проявлений: государственной цензуре в СССР, цензуре в России Путина, самоцензуре, политической корректности, выполняющей роль цензуры на Западе. Вечер является совместным проектом c ARCC.

На русском языке.

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Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames Readings
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames Readings

Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk will read from their recently published translation of Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames. The original, first published in 1999, three years after Ozerov’s death, is one of the most remarkable books of Russian poetry to have been published since the collapse of the Soviet Union - both a moving, intensely personal document and a mini-encyclopedia of Soviet culture. This is a Pushkin Club event.

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SOLD OUT: Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the post-Soviet World: Historian Ilya Yablokov in conversation with Sam Greene
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the post-Soviet World: Historian Ilya Yablokov in conversation with Sam Greene

Allegations of Russian conspiracies meddling in the affairs of Western countries have been a persistent feature of Western politics since the Cold War, but Russian politics are rife with conspiracies about the West too. Join historian Ilya Yablokov for discussion of his new book with Sam Greene, specialist in Russian politics and social movements.

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SOLD OUT: Pushkin house music salon: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART II
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

SOLD OUT: Pushkin house music salon: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART II

Total Immersion – Rachmaninov’s Complete Songs - celebrates the 145th anniversary of the composer’s birth and presents a unique opportunity to hear all of his songs over two afternoons - the 4th and 11th November. Many of Rachmaninov’s songs are rarely performed live and are brought to you by musicians and singers from over twelve countries, hand-picked students of UK’s leading conservatoires: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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Marina Tsvetaeva Poetry evening with actress Natalia Maeva and translator Sasha Dugdale
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Marina Tsvetaeva Poetry evening with actress Natalia Maeva and translator Sasha Dugdale

Join us for a poetry evening devoted to the poet Marina Tsvetaeva whose works will be read by an acclaimed actress of The Moscow New Drama Theatre, Natalia Maeva. The talk with be conducted in Russian and English with the help of poet, translator and playwright Sasha Dugdale. This event is being held in conjunction with The Poetry School, London.

In English and Russian.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING

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. 

In Russian.

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SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB - WINES OF EUROPE IN THE TIME OF IVAN TURGENEV
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB - WINES OF EUROPE IN THE TIME OF IVAN TURGENEV

Join our wine expert Tanya Nesterova for an evening dedicated to the Russian writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, whose love for good food and wine is well documented. You will hear about Turgenev’s travels and taste the styles of wines he would have drunk or served to his friends when he stayed in the great wine regions of Europe and beyond.

In English and Russian.

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THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN: An illustrated TALK BY JOHN MASSEY-STEWART
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN: An illustrated TALK BY JOHN MASSEY-STEWART

John Massey Stewart has written the first full biography of Thomas William Atkinson (1799-1861) - “Thomas, Lucy and Alatau; The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and Kazakhstan”. Atkinson was an architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist. Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, but now unjustly forgotten, he spent nearly 7 years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation from the Tsar, producing 560 watercolour sketches of the often dramatic scenery and exotic peoples. This is a GB Russia event. Tickets are only available from www.gbrussia.org

In English.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART I
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART I

Total Immersion – Rachmaninov’s Complete Songs - celebrates the 145th anniversary of the composer’s birth and presents a unique opportunity to hear all of his songs over two afternoons - the 4th and 11th November. Many of Rachmaninov’s songs are rarely performed live and are brought to you by musicians and singers from over twelve countries, hand-picked students of UK’s leading conservatoires: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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TALK: MARIA YUDINA (1899-1970) – PIANIST FROM THE CATACOMBS
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

TALK: MARIA YUDINA (1899-1970) – PIANIST FROM THE CATACOMBS

This talk by Elizabeth Wilson touches on the extraordinary circumstances of Maria Yudina’s life, which despite the odds allowed her to pursue a career as renowned pianist within the Soviet Union against the background of continuous communist repression. Her achievement was the greater for her total lack of compromise. She never hid her religious beliefs and actively supported the persecuted, whether victims of the intellectual and religious purges of the 1920s or of the Great Stalinist Terror of the 1930s. Chaired by Rosamund Bartlett.

In English.

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To Free the Romanovs - book presentation with Coryne Hall
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

To Free the Romanovs - book presentation with Coryne Hall

Join author Coryne Hall for a presentation of her latest book, 'To Free The Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayals in Europe 1917 - 1919'. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar’s cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement. This event is part of our Romanov Season.

In English.

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Открой Рот
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Открой Рот

Читать – не скучно! Сделай это в приятной компании участников Чемпионата по чтению вслух на русском языке «Открой Рот» 24 октября в Пушкинском доме. Ты не знаешь, какая книга тебе попадется! Но мы ждем, что ты выразительно прочтешь как стихотворение Блока, так и прозу современного автора. Чемпионат – исключительно неформальное мероприятие для всех любителей книг всех возрастов и рода деятельности.

На русском языке.

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Reading Samizdat: an evening of talk and discussion with Josephine von Zitzewitz
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Reading Samizdat: an evening of talk and discussion with Josephine von Zitzewitz

Samizdat, the circulation of often hand-produced texts outside official channels, was a mass phenomenon during the later decades of the Soviet Union. Based on new survey results, we will learn how and why ‘mere’ readers decided to become (re-)producers and distributors of unofficial literary texts. Most importantly, the survey yielded many human details and stories that would otherwise be lost. This evening will make some of the new survey findings on samizdat available to the public. Part talk and part discussion, the audience, will also be invited to share their experience of reading samizdat. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English.

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Встреча с Поэтом и писателем Линор Горалик
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Встреча с Поэтом и писателем Линор Горалик

Открытое интервью с Линор Горалик. Ведущий: писатель и переводчик Виктор Сонькин. Разговоры о творчестве и жизни будут сопровождаться чтением из разных книг. Вечер является совместным проектом c ARCC.

На русском языке.

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Pushkin House Music Salon: In Search of Stravinsky’s Piano Teacher: Leokadiya Kashperova
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Pushkin House Music Salon: In Search of Stravinsky’s Piano Teacher: Leokadiya Kashperova

In keeping with theme of this year's Bloomsbury Festival - Activists and Architects of Change - this innovative lecture-recital invites the audience to consider Igor Stravinsky as an activist and, surprising as it may seem, his piano teacher Leokadiya Kashperova as the architect behind those famously enigmatic compositions for solo piano composed in the 1920s in Stravinsky’s challenging, and beguiling, neoclassical style. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

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Teatr.Doc: A theatre where nobody acts
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Teatr.Doc: A theatre where nobody acts

A special event with leading critic of Russian theatre, John Freedman, on a rare visit to the UK, with teatr.doc’s Zarema Zaudinova. A talk about the history and activity of teatr.doc, Russia’s first centre of documentary theatre, including video excerpts from their most important performances and background on its history and the intimidation it has received over the years. This is a joint event with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club. 

In English with some Russian.

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MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY

В программу войдут детские развивающие песенки, которые будут сопровождаться веселыми играми, креативная поделка "Тыковка", которую каждый ребенок украсит индивидуально и заберет домой, а также спектакль "Свинка Пеппа и Джордж отмечают Хеллоуин".

На русском языке.

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Teatr.Doc Performance by Zaudinova, Sasha Dugdale and John Freedman: Devoted to Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Teatr.Doc Performance by Zaudinova, Sasha Dugdale and John Freedman: Devoted to Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina

Reading of a new play about Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina, the founders of Teatr.doc, the leading Moscow documentary theatre company, that makes plays about current events in Russia, who tragically died earlier this year. The play will be read by Zarema Zaudinova who wrote the play based on the social media posts of Ugarov and Gremina, with Sasha Dugdale who translated the play especially for this premiere, and Moscow-based theatre critic John Freedman. This is a joint event with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

In English with Russian translation.

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Human Rights and Art in Russia today - social engagement in the post Soviet world through the eyes of artist Victoria Lomasko
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Human Rights and Art in Russia today - social engagement in the post Soviet world through the eyes of artist Victoria Lomasko

A talk by leading Russian artist specialising in graphic reportage, Victoria Lomasko, about social initiatives that she has documented in her work, including campaigners protecting parks and fighting mass demolitions in Moscow, and long distance lorry drivers protesting their rights. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

In Russian with English translation.

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SOLD OUT: What the Heck is Happening in Russia?: A Talk by Michele A. Berdy, Culture editor of The Moscow Times
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: What the Heck is Happening in Russia?: A Talk by Michele A. Berdy, Culture editor of The Moscow Times

Russia is in the news every day, and it’s almost always all bad, from military incursions and hybrid wars beyond the borders to arrests, corruption, and human rights violations inside the country. But then visitors to Russia come back with tales of beautiful, clean cities; friendly people; great food and drink… So which is it? Culture editor of The Moscow Times and a former television long-form journalist and producer Michele A. Berdy will help sort it out. Followed by Q&A.

In English.

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Sold Out: Screening of 'Perm-36. Reflexion', documentary film by Sergei Kachkin & panel discussion with Zinovy Zinik and Michael Hunt
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sold Out: Screening of 'Perm-36. Reflexion', documentary film by Sergei Kachkin & panel discussion with Zinovy Zinik and Michael Hunt

In this important documentary by Sergei Kachkin, three former political prisoners tell the story of their imprisonment in the “Perm-36” prison camp, one of the last camps to be closed in Soviet times. Years later they return to the camp, that has since become a Museum of the Gulag, to participate in the “Pilorama” Forum. Communist activists zealously rail against Museum and the Forum, at which human rights and the Soviet legacy are discussed. Tensions begin to mount…

Film in Russian with English subtitles. Discussion in English and Russian.

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Refiguring the Text: Translating Conventions and Genres in Russian and English
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Refiguring the Text: Translating Conventions and Genres in Russian and English

In this evening talk Michele A. Berdy, Culture Editor of The Moscow Times and a professional translator for nearly 40 years, will help participants identify the genre in which they are working; develop templates of some genres in Russian and English; and propose ways to rework a text to fit the conventions of the genre in the target language. And finally, she’ll consider how some of these skills can help when translating fiction. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English with some Russian.

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SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: RUSSIANS IN ITALY – ITALIAN WINE TASTING
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: RUSSIANS IN ITALY – ITALIAN WINE TASTING

Over the centuries, many famous Russians have spent a lot of time in Italy. Dostoyevsky loved Florence, Chekov travelled all over Italy, and Gorky spent many years there, mainly in Capri and Sorrento. During the tasting, we’ll follow in the footsteps of these great people and learn about the wines they used to drink or could have drunk. We’ll talk about the history of Italian wine and taste the styles of wines traditionally produced in the areas popular with Russians, both past and present. This event is devoted to 150th anniversary of the birth of M. Gorky.

In English and Russian.

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PREMIER SCREENING: KING LEAR, Satirikon Theatre, Moscow
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

PREMIER SCREENING: KING LEAR, Satirikon Theatre, Moscow

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.

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