Join Dr Polly Jones of University College, Oxford, to discuss De-Stalinization under Khrushchev and Brezhnev, in the context of new ideas about memory studies in historical research. How do different countries rethink a difficult past? This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome. Language: in English.
Drop in to Pushkin House to meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre and find out more about our Autumn term of group courses, starting the 6th of October. Take a look at our course materials, find out about the different levels and group options available, and try a short taster class for Beginners. Free of charge. Email email@example.com to confirm attendance.
One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of life in 1870s Russia. Tolstoy scholar Dr Rosamund Bartlett, author of a major new translation for Oxford World's Classics, will be in conversation with Dr Rachel Polonsky of Cambridge University (author of Molotov's Magic Lantern). Dip in to your Anna Karenina and come and join the the discussion. Language: in English.
Tanya Nesterova, wine writer, wine teacher at Westminster University and formerly at Vinopolis, this evening considers 6 classic wines, their history, their food pairings, their association with Russia - and rounds off with a quiz and prizes. Language: in Russian, with some translation.
Nostalgia for eating out in Russia? Come for an elegant end-of-summer buffet with a Georgian flavour for the first of our new monthly supper clubs, courtesy of Zakuski London. Advance booking essential.
A return visit to Pushkin House by Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd (voice, piano), Polina Proutskova (voice) and the Russian Choir of Brighton & Hove. Haunting Russian folk song, old and new, in the unforgettable voices of true specialists.
An evening of enchantment for grown-ups: recitals of Pushkin 'skazki', to accompany the showing of Sholpan Sharbakova's new series of paintings inspired by them. Shelter under the branches of the Дуб Зелёный at Pushkin House. Words by Pushkin, piano music by Medtner, magic brought to you by Sholpan Sharbakova, Maria Zherebtsova, Oleg Skrinda. Language: mostly in Russian.
PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: UKRAINE SERIES: BULGAKOV’S WHITE GUARD, WITH JAMES MEEK AND PROFESSOR JULIE CURTIS
This month we discuss Bulgakov’s masterpiece The White Guard: a novel that describes turmoil on the streets of Kiev... almost one hundred years ago. With leading Bulgakov specialist Professor Julie Curtis of Oxford University and author and one-time Kiev resident James Meek.
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.
Photographer Richard Davies tells us about the people, landscapes and churches he has met on his travels in the footsteps of the early 20th century artist Ivan Bilibin. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
Join us for the start of a movement - the opening or our latest and most unusual exhibition to date. Avant-garde artist Mikhail Larionov will be there in spirit...
24 May 1976, Paris, nine judges and one journalist - the world has not looked back, but ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) is coming and many things are about to change. For the better or for the worse? New World? Old World? What's the difference? Let's compare and contrast and see for ourselves which we prefer.
The first in a series of 3 monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people. Internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad plays and introduces an eclectic mix of pieces, including Bach, Copland, Chopin and Ravel, and discusses the connections between them, and between music and visual art. Inspiring musical education and exploration for all the family. In Russian.
The Isokon building, Lawn Road Flats, in Belsize Park on Hampstead's lower slopes, is truly a remarkable building...
Let’s talk about Chekhov… An evening of conversation with two of the most highly-regarded Chekhov scholars, based around a new study of his plays.
Many political commentators claim that Russia has entered the era of a new national awakening. Indeed, current Russian elites encourage a strong sense of patriotism among the citizenry. Perhaps most of all they focus on educating the contemporary youth.
Every year, thousands of young Russians gather at lake Seliger to attend a week-long forum...
Beyond the headlines - a discussion introducing a bottom-up, citizens' eye view of recent Russian history, based on rigorous social research carried out on the ground, right at the epicentre of civil activism.
An evening at which scholars join director of the Nabokov museum in St Petersburg Tatiana Ponomareva, and Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw, daughter of Nabokov’s best friend at Cambridge, to discuss a lesser-known aspect of the writer’s personality – his Englishness. A must for all Nabokov fans.
Join Sergei Nekrasov, Director of the National Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg, for an evening of pure, distilled Russian culture – a discussion about the work of museums in Russia in the 21st Century.