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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SOLD OUT: PREMIER SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA (Moscow Operetta Theatre)
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT: 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.

In Russian with English subtitles

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The Land of Stone Flowers
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Land of Stone Flowers

Translator Jane Bugaeva is eager to share her uniquely challenging experience of taking this work from the Russian to English — from her collaboration with Dorosheva, who crafted new illustrations for certain English passages to better reflect their idiomatic nature, to her approach to translating (or rather, re-inventing) character names, allusions, puns, and word-play. Jane will be introduced by Robert Chandler. This event is organised by the Pushkin Club group.

In English

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BRINGING PUSHKIN & PLATONOV TO LIFE IN ENGLISH
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

BRINGING PUSHKIN & PLATONOV TO LIFE IN ENGLISH

An evening of discussion, readings and song, with leading translator Robert Chandler and singer songwriter Ben Holland. Chandler will tackle two important questions: why do people go on lazily repeating that Pushkin is untranslatable? And why is Andrey Platonov, perhaps the greatest Russian writer of the last century, still relatively unknown in the West? Ben Holland will perform his song based on Platonov’s story “The Return”.   Chandler will read aloud from Holland’s song adaptation of Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades” and other passages of both Pushkin and Platonov.

In English

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Русский костюм: традиция vs мода. Вечер с Андреем Боровским
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Русский костюм: традиция vs мода. Вечер с Андреем Боровским

Разговор об истории традиционного и национального костюма и развитии «русского стиля» в сегодняшней моде с прославленным художником, искусствоведом, и этнокультурологом Андрей Боровский.

На русском языке

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 Masterclass on Translation with Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Masterclass on Translation with Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko

Join us for a masterclass on translation led by Dr. Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko. In the course of this session, we will have a look at the methods of different translators, and try our hand at a few short texts. This masterclass is jointly organised with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club.

In English and Russian

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The rediscovery of Dorothy L Sayers in Russia, a talk with her translator
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

The rediscovery of Dorothy L Sayers in Russia, a talk with her translator

Join us for an evening of discussion with the Russian translator of quintessentially British writer - Dorothy L Sayers, whose book ‘Gaudy Night’ has been described as ‘the first feminist mystery novel’. Alexandra Borisenko, who has compiled a four-volume edition of Sayers’ novels in Russian and jointly translated ‘Gaudy Night’, will speak about Russian perceptions of the novels of Sayers and the experience of translating her. This event is jointly organised with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club.

In English

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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.

In Russian with English subtitles

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Screening & Q&A with director Yury Butusov : The Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Screening & Q&A with director Yury Butusov : The Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Back by popular demand is a screening of the Satirikon Theatre's  production of The Seagull. Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. Introduced by director Yury Butusov.

In Russian with English subtitles

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Pushkin House Wine Club: PUSHKIN IN LOVE – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin House Wine Club: PUSHKIN IN LOVE – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

This year’s Valentine Day will be devoted to Pushkin and his wife, Natalia Goncharova. We’ll revisit the time when the high society of Russia enjoyed the very best the gastronomic world of the 19th Century could offer. Pushkin, the founder of modern Russian literature, was among those who were blessed with a fine palate and could fully appreciate the great culinary delights from around the world and Russia. So join us for this Pushkin House Wine Club and find out what it was like to live in style in Russia nearly 200 years ago. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize wine after winning the mini-quiz.

In English

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Feeling Space, Making Space: Mikhail Chekhov and Theatre Design. A talk by Sinéad Rushe
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Feeling Space, Making Space: Mikhail Chekhov and Theatre Design. A talk by Sinéad Rushe

Mikhail Chekhov (1891-1955) was one of the most renowned Russian actors and pioneering acting teachers of the twentieth century. The emphasis in his teaching was on the imagination and psychophysical acting. However, what is less known, is that he also elaborated a rich set of ideas about scenography and theatre design. In this talk, award-winning theatre director Sinéad Rushe provides a fresh look at this relatively under-appreciated side of Chekhov’s work.

In English

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For Fashion's Sake: Identity and Future in Russian Fashion
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

For Fashion's Sake: Identity and Future in Russian Fashion

To coincide with London Fashion Week Pushkin House is pleased to present a panel discussion featuring three acclaimed Russian designers Dasha Pomerantseva, Daria Razumikhina, Tatiana Ashakova, personal stylist Natasha Vinnikova and founder of a sustainable fashion project U DIG Daria Dergunova. The event will be chaired by writer, actor and fashionista Gavino di Vino. Followed by a mini fashion show featuring the work of the three designers, and an opportunity to purchase clothes and accessories from a pop-up shop created for the evening.

In English

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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century with Alexandra Popoff
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century with Alexandra Popoff

Alexandra Popoff’s talk will cover Grossman’s life, beginning with his upbringing in a secular, assimilated Jewish family; his early writing career and journalistic fame that peaked during the war when he reported from Stalingrad and Treblinka. The discussion will focus on Grossman’s novel Stalingrad, published in 1952 during Stalin’s campaign against the Jews and foreigners. The prequel to Life and Fate, this novel will soon appear in a translation by Robert Chandler - who will be chairing this evening. This event is organised by the Pushkin Club group.

In English

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Daria Kulesh presents: Long Lost Home, Remembered
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Daria Kulesh presents: Long Lost Home, Remembered

A memorial concert in honour of the victims and survivors of Aardakh, also known as Operation Lentil - Stalin's brutal deportation of the Ingush and the Chechens, perpetrated exactly 75 years ago. Songs that will break your heart - but then mend it, showing you an incredible, inspiring triumph of the human spirit over brutality and injustice.

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ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH: AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE with BARBARA EMERSON
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH: AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE with BARBARA EMERSON

There was mounting evidence that Russia, using the latest technology, the telegraph, was successfully deciphering the British government’s enciphered communications throughout the second half of the 19th century. But it was only with the opening of the Russian archives that the full extent of Russian cipher breaking became clear. By reading the dispatches of British diplomats, Russia secured an invaluable tool in pursuing its ambitions in Europe and Central Asia. This event is organised by the GB-Russia Society and tickets are only available from the GB-Russia Society website: www.gbrussia.org

In English

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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Mar
16
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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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.

In Russian with English subtitles

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SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA (Moscow Operetta Theatre)
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

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.

In Russian with English subtitles

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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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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jan
12
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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'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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SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: NEW AND OLD NEW YEAR SINCE PETER THE GREAT
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: NEW AND OLD NEW YEAR SINCE PETER THE GREAT

Come to the Pushkin House Wine Club to find out how Russia celebrated the first New Year when Peter the Great introduced the Julian calendar. Since only the best will do for the Tsars, we will be serving Harrods charcuterie, cheese and some Russian cake. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize wine after winning the mini-quiz.

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

Sold Out: 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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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 bring us the latest news of the restoration of seminal Constructivist building - Narkomfin (Moscow) - of which Alexei is chief restoration architect.

In English.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Dec
8
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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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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SOLD OUT: Russian Film Week Screening & Discussion: Oscar
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

SOLD OUT: 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 Directors Alexander Smoljanski & Yevgeny Tsymbal, together with Professor Donald Rayfield.

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

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

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

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

SOLD OUT: 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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