An evening with Poel Karp – to mark his 90th Birthday
Sep
8
7:30 pm19:30

An evening with Poel Karp – to mark his 90th Birthday

Join sociologist, political analyst, ballet critic and poet Poel Karp who will read his poems and verse translations from English and German and lead a wide-ranging discussion over his other areas of interest.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.  In Russian.

'The Way to Ukraine'
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

'The Way to Ukraine'

Journalist and film maker Sarah Hurst shows excerpts from her new film documenting the recent experiences of Russians moving to Kiev in reaction to political change in Moscow.  In English; film in Russian with subtitles.

FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH WEST: LEVIATHAN
Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH WEST: LEVIATHAN

'The North-West' - a series of contemporary films celebrating and exploring the remote, beautiful region Richard Davies captures in our current photography exhibition, Russian Types and Scenes.

Part 4: Zvyagintsev's Leviathan. In Russian with English subtitles; free entry.

ROBERT CHANDLER'S MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Sep
11
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.  

Discussion: the 'Chronicle of Current Events': Back to the Future
Sep
16
6:30 pm18:30

Discussion: the 'Chronicle of Current Events': Back to the Future

The Chronicle of Current Events was one of the best-known and longest-running samizdat periodicals in the Soviet Union.  This evening's panel, chaired by John Crowfoot of Rights in Russia, with Alexander Podrabinek, Martin Dewhirst and Melek Maksudoglu,  marks the new on-line publication of the full archive and looks at the work of campaigners today.  In English.  

Arkady Ostrovsky: The Invention of Russia
Sep
17
6:30 pm18:30

Arkady Ostrovsky: The Invention of Russia

On the publication of his new book, The Invention of Russia, join Arkady Ostrovsky, Moscow Bureau Chief of The Economist, in conversation with John Lloyd.  What are the sequence of steps which have taken Russia 'from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war' over the last 30 years?  Talk and Q&A, followed by drinks.  In  English.

NIKA SHIROCORAD: GORNOSTAEVA OPEN PIANO SERIES: (1) BACH
Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

NIKA SHIROCORAD: GORNOSTAEVA OPEN PIANO SERIES: (1) BACH

First in a season of monthly concerts with short talks in Russian, to introduce - or re-introduce - London audiences to favourite classical piano repertoire, in memory of Vera Gornostaeva (1929-2015), Professor and Head of the Keyboard Department of the Moscow Conservatoire.  

Vladimir Pastoukhov in Conversation: (2) Russian Political Institutions, with Ben Judah
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Vladimir Pastoukhov in Conversation: (2) Russian Political Institutions, with Ben Judah

The insightful and witty lawyer and political philosopher Vladimir Pastoukhov in the second of a series of three conversations at Pushkin House about the Russian state.  This evening, he discusses Russian political institutions with writer and analyst Ben Judah, the author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and out of Love with Vladimir Putin.  Talk and open Q&A, followed by drinks.

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PRESENTS: 'PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'
Sep
26
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PRESENTS: 'PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'

Petrushka Studio gives you another chance to catch their sell-out new show, Pippi Longstocking. Immersive, loaded with songs, good fun and creative activities, this is a treat your children won't want to miss!  In Russian.

Rachmaninov: reflections - Russian Christmas with OperaCoast
Dec
18
7:30 pm19:30

Rachmaninov: reflections - Russian Christmas with OperaCoast

Rachmaninov: reflections is a part of OperaCoast’s wider programme Sing Russian designed to introduce non-Russian speaking professional singers to the diversity and beauty of Russian vocal repertoire. he programme of Rachmaninov: reflections will include some of the most precious jewels of Russian song repertoire, such as Oh, do not sing to me again, Spring Waters, The Lilacs and many more. In Russian.


ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Jul
17
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. 

KUPALA NIGHT ARTISTS' 'COUP'
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

KUPALA NIGHT ARTISTS' 'COUP'

Remember the night of Ivan Kupala?  Join the artists and performers taking over Pushkin House for one night only to reinterpret this ancient, wild summer festival.  Art, music, refreshments.

FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH-WEST: 'THE ISLAND' / "ОСТРОВ"
Jul
3
7:00 pm19:00

FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH-WEST: 'THE ISLAND' / "ОСТРОВ"

Pavel Lungin's highly-regarded 2006 film about a fictional 20th century Russian Orthodox monk, shot in Karelia on the shores of the White Sea, is the first in our series of free film screenings depicting the north west of Russia, as a reflection on our current exhibition, Richard Davies' Russian Types and Scenes.  In Russian with English subtitles.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY

Drop in to Pushkin House to meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre and find out more about our Special Summer modules, individual tuition, examinations and  our Summer term of group courses, starting the 13th of July.

VIKTOR TSOI DOUBLE BILL: FILM SCREENING: 'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

VIKTOR TSOI DOUBLE BILL: FILM SCREENING: 'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'

1988 youth-culture classic which shocked Soviet society on first release with its non-moralising, and graphic, portrayal of drug addiction; with a soundtrack by Kino, and starring the legendary Viktor Tsoi. This screening is in partnership with Obskura.  In Russian with English subtitles.  

 

Special screening event: Fabergé: A Life of Its Own
Jun
19
6:30 pm18:30

Special screening event: Fabergé: A Life of Its Own

In anticipation of its worldwide release on 29th June, this exclusive event at Pushkin House will offer audiences the unique opportunity to see the film before its release in cinemas, and to hear the film's Director, Patrick Mark in conversation.

FULLY BOOKED

RUSSIA THROUGH ITS BELLY: Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside
Jun
11
6:45 pm18:45

RUSSIA THROUGH ITS BELLY: Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Next in the Russian Revels talks with tastings series.  If it's June, we're off to the dacha. Join professor of anthropology Melissa Caldwell to discuss - and eat - the favourite foods Russians eat at the dacha, and why they matter so much culturally, economically and historically.  In English.

Please note: tonight's event will be starting at 6:45, 15 minutes later than the originally advertised start-time.

Readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry'
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry'

Robert Chandler and some of his fellow translators will present a selection of readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry', edited by Chandler, Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinsky, and comment on the context, the authors, and the process of translating the verses. In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Wines of Burgundy
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Wines of Burgundy

This month, join wine writer Tanya Nesterova to discover Burgundy, one of the most ancient wine regions in France. It's fascinating, exciting, confusing and undoubtably unique...In Russian with some English translation.

Pushkin Club: THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN POETRY, PROSE AND SONG
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Pushkin Club: THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN POETRY, PROSE AND SONG

An evening of poetry, prose and song from the Great Patriotic War, introduced by David Brummell and performed by Alla Gelich, Lucy Daniels, David Matthews, Lila Moshtael and Nadia Giliova, including favourite works by Paustovsky and Simonov. In Russian and English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (4): 'THE ASCENT'
May
31
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (4): 'THE ASCENT'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

The Ascent (1977, Larisa Shepitko). Two partisans in the Belarussian forest encounter a Nazi patrol, with devastating consequences, in Larisa Shepitko's harrowing and cinematically groundbreaking film.  In Russian with English subtitles.

Patrick O'Meara on V.A. Karazin: Alexander I’s Opinionated Ukrainian Visionary on Russia’s Future
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Patrick O'Meara on V.A. Karazin: Alexander I’s Opinionated Ukrainian Visionary on Russia’s Future

Vasily Nazarovich Karazin was a critic of many of the Russian institutions of his day and a prolific writer on science, agriculture, pharmacology, chemistry and physics, until his views and constant petitioning of Alexander I brought him into direct confrontation with the tsar.  In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (3): 'THE DEMI-PARADISE'
May
24
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (3): 'THE DEMI-PARADISE'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

The Demi-Paradise (1943, Anthony Asquith).   A fish-out-of-water wartime comedy, starring Laurence Olivier as Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Soviet inventor who travels to England to have his revolutionary propeller manufactured, and Penelope Dudley-Ward as the woman who falls in love with him.