Russian Children's World: London Youth Maths Olympiad
Mar
29
11:00 am11:00

Russian Children's World: London Youth Maths Olympiad

Revel in the beauty of mathematics and benefit from Russian excellence in it!  If you love maths puzzles and brain-teasers, love solving original problems and are between 7-16 years old, join us in the third London Mathematical Olympiad!  Suitable for English and Russian speakers (you do not need knowledge of both languages). Complete the first round online to join us for the final at Pushkin House on Sunday 29 March.

TALK: THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN RUSSIA: MIKHAIL ZYGAR, VICTOR MUCHNIK AND JOHN LLOYD
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

TALK: THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN RUSSIA: MIKHAIL ZYGAR, VICTOR MUCHNIK AND JOHN LLOYD

What are the prospects for the future of independent media in Russia?  

Mikhail Zygar, the Chief Editor of Dozhd (online TV) and Victor Muchnik, the Chief Editor of TV2 (Tomsk), talk to John Lloyd, Contributing Editor at the FT and co-founder of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.  This event is in partnership with CEELBAS and Open Democracy Russia.  Discussion followed by drinks.  In English.    

ROBERT CHANDLER'S MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Apr
10
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER'S MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

Pushkin House's monthly translation workshop, led by 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.  

Pushkin Club Poetry Evening: Silver Age, Red Guards, Red Terror
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Pushkin Club Poetry Evening: Silver Age, Red Guards, Red Terror

Robert Chandler will read from his new translations of Voloshin's remarkable poems about the Red Terror in the Crimea and from Nadezhda Teffi's moving and witty account of her last meetings with Voloshin, to mark the publication of the new Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (Penguin Classics, February 2015) of which he is co-editor.  In English.  

GB RUSSIA: Dr Oliver Ready: The Contemporary Literary Scene in Russia
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

GB RUSSIA: Dr Oliver Ready: The Contemporary Literary Scene in Russia

The Russian literary scene in 2015 is unrecognizable from that of 1990. How to account for the dramatic shifts in literary fashion over the last twenty-five years and which authors (translated and untranslated) will endure? Oliver Ready will address these questions in a wide-ranging talk. This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.  In English.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: MATCHING WINE & CHEESE
Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: MATCHING WINE & CHEESE

Drop in to Pushkin House for a couple of hours to discover the cheese traditions of different countries and how and why wine and cheese go so well together. We will match 6 wines with 6 delicious cheeses in 36 combinations, so that everyone can find their perfect match. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize in the mini-quiz.  In Russian with some English.

 

EXHIBITION: AKHMATOVA. ANREP. BERLIN.  CLOSING NIGHT AND SCREENING
Apr
29
6:30 pm18:30

EXHIBITION: AKHMATOVA. ANREP. BERLIN. CLOSING NIGHT AND SCREENING

Join us for film and poetry on the closing night of our exhibition.  A second chance to watch Igor Kalyadin's brilliant documentary about the life and work of Boris Anrep, Boris Anrep: the Mosaic of Fate, and say goodbye to the installations by Vitaly Pushnitsky and Olga Jurgenson.  Dress up (as Akhmatova, Anrep or Berlin) and bring your favourite Akhmatova poem to recite.  In English and Russian.


WORDS AND MUSIC: THE GUEST FROM THE PAST: ANNA AKHMATOVA AND BORIS ANREP
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

WORDS AND MUSIC: THE GUEST FROM THE PAST: ANNA AKHMATOVA AND BORIS ANREP

An evening exploring the relationship between Anna Akhmatova and the Russian-British mosaicist Boris Anrep, against the backdrop of the current Pushkin House exhibition. Talk by David Brummell, Akhmatova recited by Alla Gelich, and interludes of piano and song from Nadia Giliova and Lila Moshtael.  In English with some Russian.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Stephen Walsh on Musorgsky and his Circle
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Stephen Walsh on Musorgsky and his Circle

Stephen Walsh, author of 'Musorgsky and his Circle', which was shortlisted for the 2014 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, tells the story of Musorgsky and his famous contemporaries in the 'moguchaya kuchka' (mighty handful), and how they related to the literary, artistic and intellectual tendencies of their time.  In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

 TALK: THE POETRY OF FASHION, WITH MARIA TRETYAKOVA
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

TALK: THE POETRY OF FASHION, WITH MARIA TRETYAKOVA

Fashion writer, columnist and blogger Maria Tretyakova, who studied with the fashion historian Aleksandr Vasiliev, discusses the relationship between fashion and poetry, from the Silver Age to the end of the 20th Century, against the backdrop of our current exhibition on Anna Akhmatova. In Russian.

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Mar
13
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

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.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach to the workshops which is helpful and hopefully enjoyable. 

Tony Cash on Yury Lyubimov's Crime and Punishment: An Illustrated Talk
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Tony Cash on Yury Lyubimov's Crime and Punishment: An Illustrated Talk

Film maker Tony Cash tells the story of the 1982 English-language production of Crime and Punishment at the Lyric Hammersmith by Yury Lyubimov, one of Russia's greatest and most controversial theatre directors, including excerpts from Cash's acclaimed South Bank Show film on the making of the production and the political and diplomatic struggles around it.  In English. This is a GB Russia Event and all are welcome.

Russian Children's Book Festival: Translation Workshop with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale
Mar
9
5:00 pm17:00

Russian Children's Book Festival: Translation Workshop with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale

Come and translate Russian poetry with one of Russia’s best-loved children’s authors and poets. Marina Boroditskaya will be here in person to help with translations of her poems into English and to discuss Russian poetry in translation with a small group.  Poet and translator Sasha Dugdale, Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, will chair the event.  In English with some Russian.  Please note the early start time.

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL: MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: SERGEI SEDOV, MARINA BORODITSKAYA, MARINA MOSKVINA
Mar
8
3:00 pm15:00

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL: MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: SERGEI SEDOV, MARINA BORODITSKAYA, MARINA MOSKVINA

SOLD OUT Presenting the English edition of Sergey Sedov's Heracles' 12 Great Labours (translated by Melanie Moore) with signings by the author (with photo-session), in an afternoon of animated film and story-telling, cartoons and poetry reading for children aged five and upwards,with three of Russia's best-loved children's writers - Sergei Sedov, Marina Boroditskaya and Marina Moskvina. In Russian.

 All profits from the event will go to support the creation of the new Children's Book Collection at Pushkin House.

Evgeniya Albats in conversation with Bridget Kendall
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

Evgeniya Albats in conversation with Bridget Kendall

BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall talks to Evgeniya Albats, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian political weekly the New Times. In English. This event is held in partnership with Russians in the City, the international club for Russian-speaking finance professionals.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Discover Off-beat Wines
Mar
5
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Discover Off-beat Wines

Most of us have a favourite wine, our go-to wine for every occasion. For some it's a Shiraz, for others it's a Merlot, and for many it's a summery Sauvignon Blanc, but sometimes it can all become a little too predictable and we yearn for something different, something off the well-beaten track, something new and unusual to excite our taste buds. With that in mind, we've selected six wines with the wow factor to put a smile on the face of your friends and partners. So come along and broaden your wine horizons. In Russian, with some English translation.

The Gulag: People and Fates: Oral History from MEMORIAL (St Petersburg)
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

The Gulag: People and Fates: Oral History from MEMORIAL (St Petersburg)

Josephine von Zitzewitz will show excerpts from “The Gulag: People and Fates” [Гулаг: Люди и судьбы, Director: Aleksandr Slobodsky], a documentary that grew out of a recent oral history project undertaken by the Research and Information Centre “Memorial” (St Petersburg). Film excerpts in Russian, talk in English.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Professor Simon Franklin: Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Professor Simon Franklin: Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin

Between the sell-out production of Eugene Onegin at the Barbican and the production of Tchaikovsky’s opera at Covent Garden, join Professor Simon Franklin of Cambridge University to find out more about the single most beautiful work of Russian literature.  In English, with some readings in Russian.

Maslenitsa – Shrovetide – at the IZBA club with Polina Proutskova
Feb
20
7:00 pm19:00

Maslenitsa – Shrovetide – at the IZBA club with Polina Proutskova

Russia used to sink into a whirl of wild merriment for seven days every year – Maslenitsa was the merriest celebration of the year and was eagerly awaited. We are going to do it in a special way – with ancient ritual songs and traditions, experiencing the culture that gave us this exciting festival. In English and Russian

Talk: Michael Bourdeaux on Goskontsert and the State Censorship of Soviet Music
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Talk: Michael Bourdeaux on Goskontsert and the State Censorship of Soviet Music

Michael Bourdeaux, a keen amateur musician, observed the nefarious workings of Goskontsert and its control of the Soviet musical scene as a member of the first-ever British Council year-long student exchange with the USSR 1959-60. His lecture, drawing on personal experiences, will include some recorded musical examples.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

Janice Ross: 'Leonid Yakobson: Ballet as a Weapon in Soviet Russia'
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Janice Ross: 'Leonid Yakobson: Ballet as a Weapon in Soviet Russia'

Janice Ross, Stanford University dance historian and author of the acclaimed new book, Like A Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia, discusses the compelling story of Leonid Yakobson, a leading muted voice of Soviet dance history who spent decades in creative silence while keeping inner faith with the modernist ideals of the 1920s.  In English.

Piano and Cello Recital: Anastasya Terenkova & Pavel Gomziakov
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Piano and Cello Recital: Anastasya Terenkova & Pavel Gomziakov

A rare chance in London to hear the outstanding Paris-based and Moscow-trained Anastasya Terenkova and Pavel Gomziakov  in an enchanting programme including sonatas for cello and piano by Shostakovich and Brahms and works for piano by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Scarlatti and Lizst.  A drinks reception follows the performance.  

Russian Revels: Eating Ukraine and its Lard(er)
Feb
12
6:30 pm18:30

Russian Revels: Eating Ukraine and its Lard(er)

Second in the series of tasting-talks brought to you by Russian Revels.  Katrina Kollegaeva, co-founder of Russian Revels and graduate in Food Anthropology, journeys through Ukraine, inspired by her Ukrainian mother, to understand the extraordinary social and cultural significance of salo, the iconic Ukrainian cured pork fat, lardo, both in Ukraine and in its relationship with Russia.  In English.  Drinks and snacks included.