Nostalgia for eating out in Russia? This month's pop-up supper club menu is full of the most traditional autumn favourites - from wild mushrooms to cabbage pirozkhi. Catering by the excellent Zakuski London, from Rostov via the gourmet foodie haunts of Hackney's Broadway Market. Wine and soft drinks included. Advance booking essential.
A rare evening in London with one of Russia's great singer-songwriters. Join Yuliy Kim, the man behind some of the biggest popular hits and greatest Russian film tracks of the 20th century, for acoustic guitar, songs and stories: the archetypal Russian 'Bard'. In Russian.
Join us all at Pushkin House to toast Christmas and the myriad Russian-British connections we have created and enjoyed over the past year. Space is limited so booking is advised.
Two of Russia's greatest living poets talk about the Russian literary world today, the significance of post-Soviet literary prizes, and read from their own work. In Russian with some Ukrainian (fans will know that Shtypel publishes work in both languages).
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.
For Christmas, Nika's afternoon family concert will retell the story of The Nutcracker. Pianist Nika Shirocorad blends music and the stories behind it to make the perfect introduction to classical music for children and their parents. In Russian.
Dr Martin McCauley examines why, just as it collapsed in the Soviet Union, communism flourished, and has continued to flourish, in China and Vietnam. In English. This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome.
Roger Clarke discusses four Pushkin love poems to Goncharova, and Peter France discusses Batyushkov's To My Friends; Imitations of the Ancients and Imitation of Horace. Translators, academics, students and anybody interested in Russian literature are invited to discuss the relationship between the original and the translation, compare different translations of the same original text and see how the art of translation helps literature to cross boundaries. Always thoughtful, congenial and discursive. In English.
Christmas is coming and there is a real treat in store at Pushkin House this December: wine and cheese - two products which seem to have been made for each other.
Andrei Kourkov talks to broadcaster, comedian and russophile Viv Groskop about his new book Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev and his well-loved surreal comic novels of post-Soviet Ukraine, with Dr Uilleam Blacker of UCL. The latest in our series looking at Ukraine through its best-known Russian-language writers. In English.
Have you ever dreamt of singing to the Netherworld? Would you like to learn what the village life in Russia once was and what it is now? Then welcome to the Russian Village Music Club IZBA!
IZBA club sessions take place monthly every second Friday of the month. Tickets are £10 on the door and £9 in advance.
A musical journey for families. Trombonist Barrie Webb and pianist Nika Shirocorad play pieces from all over the world.
Have you ever heard of a deer with a little silver hoof? This afternoon children can immerse themselves in a magical interactive Christmas performance, as Pushkin House is transformed into the land of Russian fairy tales. In Russian.
A day in the life… Diana Arbenina - author, poet, cultural figure and former front lady of 90s pop sensation Night Snipers, talks about Russian rock, life on the road and how poetry translates into great rock.
Having published ‘The Story Provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!)’ - “Rasskaz-provokatsiya” in Russian, his second unconventional language textbook, earlier this year Ignaty thought it may be useful to share his experience of teaching Russian to business people. On the night, he’ll share his observations and offers some tips to make learning Russian for business more efficient.
Earlier in the year six new talents on the British opera scene set themselves a challenge to throw away the translations of Russian classics, and get to know the original songs. A Christmas Concert with a twist – this will be a chance for the young singers to proudly present their achievements in music and language.
Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hosking, the leading historian of Russia and author of the newly published, Trust, a History, joins us to discuss systems of trust and how they differ in Russia and the west. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. In English.
First in a series organised with the Russian Children's Library at Pushkin House as part of the Russian Children's World Literature programme. An afternoon of song and storytelling for the whole family - with one of Russia's best loved children's authors. Bring your copies of his books for him to sign. In Russian
ANGLO-RUSSIAN RESEARCH GROUP READING GROUP - MODELS OF MARXISM: JACK LINDSAY READS 'THE SHORT COURSE'
Manchester University's Ben Harker leads the discussion on The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (The Short Course) and British Communist Jack Lindsay's controversial paper on it. In English.
Our monthly Russian-language wine club; be guided through some wonderful and unusual wines, hosted by wine journalist Tanya Nesterova. In Russian with some translation.
On 20 December 2013, one of the most startling events in modern Russian history occurred. Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail, a free man. The case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky has fascinated the international community for the last decade. In this talk, Professor Richard Sakwa will provide a full account of the case – the first – from arrest to release.
English-language screening of the award-winning documentary “Colours of Math”, in which scientists try to communicate the beauty of their subject using the language of senses and everyday objects. Followed by a round table-discussion, giving a rare opportunity to meet prominent mathematicians and talk more about people than formulas...
This is a Russian Presence UK event, organised with the kind support of Russians in the City, and all are welcome. In English.
15, 16 17 November: BELKA PRODUCTIONS DOUBLE BILL - SEMYON ZLOTNIKOV'S 'TIED TO YOU' AND BEN MAIER'S 'THE IMAGINARY CIRCUS'
Matinee and Evening showings available. Two unmissable plays back-to-back- first a remake of a rapid fire Soviet farce about courtship, followed by an innovative musical and poetical interpretation of one man's quest to save a glass factory...
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.
The first in a series of tasting-talks. Purveyors of Russian feasts and English humour will be taking us on an exploration of Russia and its people - through delicious conversation and stimulating flavours...
Portrayed by Russian historians as 'savages on horseback', the Tatar population has been oppressed to the point of genocide, its culture destroyed, and its rulers maligned as tools of Russia's enemies, even by historians with access to the documentation. This talk is aimed at redressing the balance. The Crimea may not have been a paradise, nor the Tatars angels, but this was a civilisation and a political power that deserves respect. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
The author of 'Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929' - described by critics as 'pioneering' 'excellent' and 'compelling' joins us to tell a story hidden away for nearly a century - of how two great powers of the time did battle, both openly and in the shadows. This is a GB Russia Society public event.
Second in a series of monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people. This month, internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad takes us on a piano journey through the fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen, including pieces by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Boccherini. Bring paper and coloured pencils so you can draw while you listen. In Russian.
Cultural adaptation on the couch... Tonight's talk examines the psychological effects of immigration, based on a study of Russian migrants to the UK.
Stories of the St Petersburg Pushkin Museum: Films introduced by the Museum's Director, Sergei Nekrasov
'An Afternoon at the Museum': join Sergei Nekrasov, Director of the National Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg, for an tour in film and anecdote of one of Russia's most important literary museums. With the support of the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation and the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies. In Russian with translation.
Oliver Carroll is an independent journalist, formerly a founder editor of Russian Esquire and editor in chief of openDemocracy Russia. He writes for a number of publications including Newsweek, Foreign Policy and New Republic, and tweets sporadically at @olliecarroll. At the moment Oliver is based in Kiev
The fourth and final day of films from St Petersburg brings a trio of works by cult director Aleksey Balabanov, ending with 'Of Freaks and Men' (1998): corruption and hypocrisy in St Petersburg at the turn of the last century, shot in 'glorious sepia'. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
The fourth and final day of films from St Petersburg brings a trio of works by cult director Aleksey Balabanov. This is his lesser-known film, 'The Castle', based on Kafka's novel of the same name. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
The fourth and final day of films from St Petersburg brings a trio of works by cult director Aleksey Balabanov, starting with 'Happy Days' (1991), inspired by Samuel Beckett. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
The third of 4 days of recent feature films and documentaries from some of St Petersburg's most exciting film-makers. This, a re-telling of Kafka's classic novel, tracks Josef K as he tries to establish and escape an unknown crime he has committed...
CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of A White White Night is cancelled. We do apologise for this disappointing news. Part of "St Petersburg: Take Another Look" - a four day festival placing St Petersburg on the cultural map with new and classic films and music. 'A White White Night' stars Saint Petersburg, as a main character - in an unusual mystery where a detective is forced to discover his previous life in the city because of a missing person case. Directed by Ramil Salakhutdinov. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
Part of the "St Petersburg: Take Another Look" Festival. Tonight's second film is comedy horror from Mikhail Brashinsky - Russians on a shopping holiday encounter some Finnish vegetarians turned cannibals. All in a day's vacation. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
Two very current and contrasting pianists from St Petersburg: the contemporary 'King of Petersburg Jazz', Andrei Kondakov, and Polina Fradkina - a pianist celebrated for her seamless and unexpected integration of styles. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
Day two of our four-day festival. Tonight's first film is a documentary by Vladimir Nepevny about Sergei Kuryokhin, one of the most famous and brilliant composers of Russian rock and avant-garde music. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
Part of the "St Petersburg - take another look" festival. Today's second film is Andrey Khvostov's charming Anglo-Russian romcom 'St Pete - Summer - Love'. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.
CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of Nepal Forever is cancelled. We hope to be able to screen another film in its place and we do apologise for this disappointing news. 4 days of classic and contemporary films from the most exciting St Petersburg directors, kicking off with Aliona Polunina's tongue-in-cheek documentary, on two communists' fateful trip to Nepal..
Leading Nabokov scholar and director of the Nabokov Museum in St Petersburg, Tatiana Ponomareva, Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw, daughter of Nabokov’s closest friend at Cambridge, and others, discuss a lesser-known aspect of the writer’s personality – his Englishness. A must for all Nabokov fans.
Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, held by many to be Russia’s greatest poet after Pushkin, was born in Moscow on the night of 2/3 October 1814. Join the Pushkin Club celebration of his 200th anniversary with music, recitals, and an illustrated talk by David Brummell.
A rare opportunity to meet cult British artists Billy Childish and Steve Adams, look with them at the new works they have created specially for their exhibition at Pushkin House, and discuss the inspiration they have drawn from Mikhail Larionov and the pre-revolutionary Russian avant-garde. Alex Kan, BBC Russian Service Arts Correspondent, will lead the session.
Dr Sam Greene, Director of the Russia Institute at Kings College London, discusses his new book on recent political opposition in Moscow with Andrew Jack of the Financial Times, Co-Chair of Pushkin House. Expect enlightening research and analysis, and heated debate.
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...