Sold Out: Screening of 'Perm-36. Reflexion', documentary film by Sergei Kachkin & panel discussion with Zinovy Zinik and Michael Hunt
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sold Out: Screening of 'Perm-36. Reflexion', documentary film by Sergei Kachkin & panel discussion with Zinovy Zinik and Michael Hunt

In this important documentary by Sergei Kachkin, three former political prisoners tell the story of their imprisonment in the “Perm-36” prison camp, one of the last camps to be closed in Soviet times. Years later they return to the camp, that has since become a Museum of the Gulag, to participate in the “Pilorama” Forum. Communist activists zealously rail against Museum and the Forum, at which human rights and the Soviet legacy are discussed. Tensions begin to mount…

Film in Russian with English subtitles. Discussion in English and Russian.

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SOLD OUT: What the Heck is Happening in Russia?: A Talk by Michele A. Berdy, Culture editor of The Moscow Times
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: What the Heck is Happening in Russia?: A Talk by Michele A. Berdy, Culture editor of The Moscow Times

Russia is in the news every day, and it’s almost always all bad, from military incursions and hybrid wars beyond the borders to arrests, corruption, and human rights violations inside the country. But then visitors to Russia come back with tales of beautiful, clean cities; friendly people; great food and drink… So which is it? Culture editor of The Moscow Times and a former television long-form journalist and producer Michele A. Berdy will help sort it out. Followed by Q&A.

In English.

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Human Rights and Art in Russia today - social engagement in the post Soviet world through the eyes of artist Victoria Lomasko
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Human Rights and Art in Russia today - social engagement in the post Soviet world through the eyes of artist Victoria Lomasko

A talk by leading Russian artist specialising in graphic reportage, Victoria Lomasko, about social initiatives that she has documented in her work, including campaigners protecting parks and fighting mass demolitions in Moscow, and long distance lorry drivers protesting their rights. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

In Russian with English translation.

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Teatr.Doc Performance by Zaudinova, Sasha Dugdale and John Freedman: Devoted to Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Teatr.Doc Performance by Zaudinova, Sasha Dugdale and John Freedman: Devoted to Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina

Reading of a new play about Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina, the founders of Teatr.doc, the leading Moscow documentary theatre company, that makes plays about current events in Russia, who tragically died earlier this year. The play will be read by Zarema Zaudinova who wrote the play based on the social media posts of Ugarov and Gremina, with Sasha Dugdale who translated the play especially for this premiere, and Moscow-based theatre critic John Freedman. This is a joint event with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

In English with Russian translation.

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MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY

В программу войдут детские развивающие песенки, которые будут сопровождаться веселыми играми, креативная поделка "Тыковка", которую каждый ребенок украсит индивидуально и заберет домой, а также спектакль "Свинка Пеппа и Джордж отмечают Хеллоуин".

На русском языке.

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Teatr.Doc: A theatre where nobody acts
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Teatr.Doc: A theatre where nobody acts

A special event with leading critic of Russian theatre, John Freedman, on a rare visit to the UK, with teatr.doc’s Zarema Zaudinova. A talk about the history and activity of teatr.doc, Russia’s first centre of documentary theatre, including video excerpts from their most important performances and background on its history and the intimidation it has received over the years. This is a joint event with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club. 

In English with some Russian.

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Pushkin House Music Salon: In Search of Stravinsky’s Piano Teacher: Leokadiya Kashperova
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Pushkin House Music Salon: In Search of Stravinsky’s Piano Teacher: Leokadiya Kashperova

In keeping with theme of this year's Bloomsbury Festival - Activists and Architects of Change - this innovative lecture-recital invites the audience to consider Igor Stravinsky as an activist and, surprising as it may seem, his piano teacher Leokadiya Kashperova as the architect behind those famously enigmatic compositions for solo piano composed in the 1920s in Stravinsky’s challenging, and beguiling, neoclassical style. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2018.

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Встреча с Поэтом и писателем Линор Горалик
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Встреча с Поэтом и писателем Линор Горалик

Открытое интервью с Линор Горалик. Ведущий: писатель и переводчик Виктор Сонькин. Разговоры о творчестве и жизни будут сопровождаться чтением из разных книг. Вечер является совместным проектом c ARCC.

На русском языке.

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Reading Samizdat: an evening of talk and discussion with Josephine von Zitzewitz
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Reading Samizdat: an evening of talk and discussion with Josephine von Zitzewitz

Samizdat, the circulation of often hand-produced texts outside official channels, was a mass phenomenon during the later decades of the Soviet Union. Based on new survey results, we will learn how and why ‘mere’ readers decided to become (re-)producers and distributors of unofficial literary texts. Most importantly, the survey yielded many human details and stories that would otherwise be lost. This evening will make some of the new survey findings on samizdat available to the public. Part talk and part discussion, the audience, will also be invited to share their experience of reading samizdat. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English.

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Открой Рот
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Открой Рот

Читать – не скучно! Сделай это в приятной компании участников Чемпионата по чтению вслух на русском языке «Открой Рот» 24 октября в Пушкинском доме. Ты не знаешь, какая книга тебе попадется! Но мы ждем, что ты выразительно прочтешь как стихотворение Блока, так и прозу современного автора. Чемпионат – исключительно неформальное мероприятие для всех любителей книг всех возрастов и рода деятельности.

На русском языке.

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To Free the Romanovs - book presentation with Coryne Hall
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

To Free the Romanovs - book presentation with Coryne Hall

Join author Coryne Hall for a presentation of her latest book, 'To Free The Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayals in Europe 1917 - 1919'. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar’s cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement. This event is part of our Romanov Season.

In English.

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TALK: MARIA YUDINA (1899-1970) – PIANIST FROM THE CATACOMBS
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

TALK: MARIA YUDINA (1899-1970) – PIANIST FROM THE CATACOMBS

This talk by Elizabeth Wilson touches on the extraordinary circumstances of Maria Yudina’s life, which despite the odds allowed her to pursue a career as renowned pianist within the Soviet Union against the background of continuous communist repression. Her achievement was the greater for her total lack of compromise. She never hid her religious beliefs and actively supported the persecuted, whether victims of the intellectual and religious purges of the 1920s or of the Great Stalinist Terror of the 1930s. Chaired by Rosamund Bartlett.

In English.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Nov
3
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 HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART I
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART I

Total Immersion – Rachmaninov’s Complete Songs - celebrates the 145th anniversary of the composer’s birth and presents a unique opportunity to hear all of his songs over two afternoons - the 4th and 11th November. Many of Rachmaninov’s songs are rarely performed live and are brought to you by musicians and singers from over twelve countries, hand-picked students of UK’s leading conservatoires: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN: An illustrated TALK BY JOHN MASSEY-STEWART
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN: An illustrated TALK BY JOHN MASSEY-STEWART

John Massey Stewart has written the first full biography of Thomas William Atkinson (1799-1861) - “Thomas, Lucy and Alatau; The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and Kazakhstan”. Atkinson was an architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist. Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, but now unjustly forgotten, he spent nearly 7 years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation from the Tsar, producing 560 watercolour sketches of the often dramatic scenery and exotic peoples. This is a GB Russia event. Tickets are only available from www.gbrussia.org

In English.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: WINES OF EUROPE IN THE TIME OF IVAN TURGENEV
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: WINES OF EUROPE IN THE TIME OF IVAN TURGENEV

Join our wine expert Tanya Nesterova for an evening dedicated to the Russian writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, whose love for good food and wine is well documented. You will hear about Turgenev’s travels and taste the styles of wines he could have drunk or served to his friends when he stayed in the great wine regions of Europe and beyond.

In English and Russian.

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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Nov
10
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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Marina Tsvetaeva Poetry evening with actress Natalia Maeva and translator Sasha Dugdale
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Marina Tsvetaeva Poetry evening with actress Natalia Maeva and translator Sasha Dugdale

Join us for a poetry evening devoted to the poet Marina Tsvetaeva whose works will be read by an acclaimed actress of The Moscow New Drama Theatre, Natalia Maeva. The talk with be conducted in Russian and English with the help of poet, translator and playwright Sasha Dugdale. This event is being held in conjunction with The Poetry School, London.

In English and Russian.

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Pushkin house music salon: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART II
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Pushkin house music salon: TOTAL IMMERSION: COMPLETE SONGS BY RACHMANINOV PART II

Total Immersion – Rachmaninov’s Complete Songs - celebrates the 145th anniversary of the composer’s birth and presents a unique opportunity to hear all of his songs over two afternoons - the 4th and 11th November. Many of Rachmaninov’s songs are rarely performed live and are brought to you by musicians and singers from over twelve countries, hand-picked students of UK’s leading conservatoires: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the post-Soviet World: Historian Ilya Yablokov in conversation with Sam Greene
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the post-Soviet World: Historian Ilya Yablokov in conversation with Sam Greene

Allegations of Russian conspiracies meddling in the affairs of Western countries have been a persistent feature of Western politics since the Cold War, but Russian politics are rife with conspiracies about the West too. Join historian Ilya Yablokov for discussion of his new book with Sam Greene, specialist in Russian politics and social movements.

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Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames Readings
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames Readings

Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk will read from their recently published translation of Lev Ozerov’s Portraits without Frames. The original, first published in 1999, three years after Ozerov’s death, is one of the most remarkable books of Russian poetry to have been published since the collapse of the Soviet Union - both a moving, intensely personal document and a mini-encyclopedia of Soviet culture. This is a Pushkin Club event.

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Цензура в СССР, России и на западе
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Цензура в СССР, России и на западе

Разговор о цензуре с участием экспертов из разных областей коснется различных её проявлений: государственной цензуре в СССР, цензуре в России Путина, самоцензуре, политической корректности, выполняющей роль цензуры на Западе. Вечер является совместным проектом c ARCC.

На русском языке.

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

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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The Golden Gate - An Evening with Vikram Seth, translator Andrey Olear and artist Ekaterina Margolis
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Golden Gate - An Evening with Vikram Seth, translator Andrey Olear and artist Ekaterina Margolis

The Golden Gate is Vikram Seth's first novel - it is a novel in verse inspired by Eugene Onegin and was originally published in English in 1986. Thirty years later, the novel has finally been published in Russian translation 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 this trio, just back from a whirlwind tour promoting the book in Russia, discussing the Russian translation and its reception in Russia. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club andARCC (Anglo-Russian Culture Club) 

In Russian and English.

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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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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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'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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Refiguring the Text: Translating Conventions and Genres in Russian and English
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Refiguring the Text: Translating Conventions and Genres in Russian and English

In this evening talk Michele A. Berdy, Culture Editor of The Moscow Times and a professional translator for nearly 40 years, will help participants identify the genre in which they are working; develop templates of some genres in Russian and English; and propose ways to rework a text to fit the conventions of the genre in the target language. And finally, she’ll consider how some of these skills can help when translating fiction. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English with some Russian.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Oct
13
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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SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: RUSSIANS IN ITALY – ITALIAN WINE TASTING
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: RUSSIANS IN ITALY – ITALIAN WINE TASTING

Over the centuries, many famous Russians have spent a lot of time in Italy. Dostoyevsky loved Florence, Chekov travelled all over Italy, and Gorky spent many years there, mainly in Capri and Sorrento. During the tasting, we’ll follow in the footsteps of these great people and learn about the wines they used to drink or could have drunk. We’ll talk about the history of Italian wine and taste the styles of wines traditionally produced in the areas popular with Russians, both past and present. This event is devoted to 150th anniversary of the birth of M. Gorky.

In English and Russian.

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REMEMBERING THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING OF THE FAMILY’S OWN WORDS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

REMEMBERING THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING OF THE FAMILY’S OWN WORDS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE

Join us for 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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PREMIER SCREENING: KING LEAR, Satirikon Theatre, Moscow
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

PREMIER SCREENING: KING LEAR, Satirikon Theatre, Moscow

Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other in Shakespeare's classic work. Lear imagined himself to be God's equal - and so he divided his kingdom between his daughters just to see what would happen. Featuring 4 time Golden Mask Award-winning actor Konstantn Raikin as Lear.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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The Musical Genius of Mikael Tariverdiev: An evening with Vera Tariverdieva
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Musical Genius of Mikael Tariverdiev: An evening with Vera Tariverdieva

Mikael Tariverdiev, author of the haunting score for Seventeen Moments of Spring was one of the greatest  modern Soviet film composers. The score, which is held to have helped elevate the series to its unprecedented success, remains one of the most popular works of film music. For this very special event, Vera Tariverdieva, Mikael's widow and the guardian of his legacy, will join Alex Kan and Stephen Coates in conversation to provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the life and work of a modern musical genius. This event is part of the Pushkin House Seventeen Moments of Spring Two Day Marathon.

In English.

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SEVENTEEN MOMENTS OF SPRING: PUSHKIN HOUSE TWO DAY SCREENING MARATHON
Sep
22
to Sep 23

SEVENTEEN MOMENTS OF SPRING: PUSHKIN HOUSE TWO DAY SCREENING MARATHON

Pushkin House is pleased to present a two day screening marathon of the Soviet Cult Classic Seventeen Moments of Spring and accompanied events. The 1972 Soviet espionage TV series 'Seventeen Moments of Spring' with its haunting score and songs are rightly some of the most famous and well loved in Russian cinematic history. Yet inexplicably, they remain virtually unknown outside the Russian community and a small group of cognoscienti in the West. This special weekend at Pushkin House aims to help change that with a series of unique events.

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From the Lives of Planets:  Oleg Nesterov in conversation with Stephen Coates
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

From the Lives of Planets: Oleg Nesterov in conversation with Stephen Coates

Join us for a conversation between Oleg Nesterov and Stephen Coates, discussing Nesterov's important composition ‘From the Life of Planets’ that is being played in London on Saturday. ‘From the Life of Planets’ is a musical tribute to the Russian films of the 1960s that were halted mid-production, due to dramatic changes in the nation’s political climate.

In English and Russian.

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BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE COURSE
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE COURSE

Get your Russian off to a flying start with RLC’s September Intensive this Autumn! With 25 hours of tuition over two weeks, you will soon be having short conversations in simple, correct Russian. The course works perfectly as a stand-alone crash course in Russian, or is a great way to prepare for further studies. Group size is restricted to 8 students, making sure everyone gets extensive exposure to the language.

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SOLD OUT: THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS: Helen Rappaport in Conversation with Frank Althaus
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS: Helen Rappaport in Conversation with Frank Althaus

On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published just ahead of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, Helen Rappaport's The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family. Join us for an evening of discussion with Helen Rappaport who will be in conversation with Frank Althaus, co-founding partner of Fontanka publishing and founding director of the Russian Language Centre. This event is part of our Romanov Season.

In English.

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY

Start speaking fluent Russian! Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the October term (starting 8th October 2018) and our September Intensive (starting 20th September) browse our unique course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class.

In English.

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A talk by Paul Caister: “REQUIEM", Five short stories by Anton Chekhov made into a play
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

A talk by Paul Caister: “REQUIEM", Five short stories by Anton Chekhov made into a play

Join us for a talk by Paul Caister who dramatised five of Anton Chekhov’s 588 short stories into the play ‘Requiem’ which will be performed in the Upstairs at The Gatehouse from 12 September to 6 October.  This is a GB Russia event. Tickets are only available from www.gbrussia.org

In English.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ANNA GENIUSHENE IN RECITAL
Sep
2
3:00 PM15:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ANNA GENIUSHENE IN RECITAL

Pushkin House is thrilled to welcome the critically acclaimed pianist Anna Genuishene. A prizewinner of multiple national and international competitions, Anna is rapidly establishing herself on the European scene. Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Anna currently resides in London where she studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Her programme includes Prokofiev's monumental Eights Sonata, finished in 1944 and dedicated to his second wife.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: THE BEST OF RUSSIA’S MUSICAL YOUNG TALENT
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: THE BEST OF RUSSIA’S MUSICAL YOUNG TALENT

Flautists-pianists Zoya Vyazovskaya, Timur Jafarov and Mikhail Kaploukhiï are students and graduates of Moscow’s world-famous Gnesin Music School. Prizewinners of multiple national and international competitions, they are making their Pushkin House debut presenting contrasting programme of Russian and Western classics. Over 120 years old, the Gnesin school is one of the keepers of the renown Russian musical school, which is admired by music-lovers across the globe. The programme will feature solo piano compositions and trios by Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Taffanel, Vasilenko and Widor.

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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Jul
14
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.

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Pushkin the Opera: Marita Phillips in conversation with Sasha Dugdale
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin the Opera: Marita Phillips in conversation with Sasha Dugdale

Marita Phillips is the great-great-great granddaughter of both Pushkin and Nicholas I. She has spent many years writing the libretto for Pushkin - The Opera, which will premiere in the UK on July 11th and 12th at Grange Park Opera, with a score by Russian composer Konstantin Boyarsky. Join us to learn the background of the opera in a conversation between Marita Phillips and poet and writer Sasha Dugdale.

In English.

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Screening: The Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Screening: 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.

In Russian (with English subtitles). 

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VeloNotte Musica in London: If streets could sing!
Jun
16
to Jun 17

VeloNotte Musica in London: If streets could sing!

Join this one-off London musically accompanied nighttime bike tour, with historians and a band. You will explore buildings and sites where great melodies were born - from Handel to Hendrix, from Serge Diaghilev to Freddie Mercury - all the best music that has fled to London since the 1600s.

In English with Russian translation.

NB: this event is NOT taking place at Pushkin House. Please read all relevant event information for details.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA

We are proud to announce the return of Anna Tsybuleva to Pushkin House, triumphant winner of England’s most prestigious piano competition in 2015. This is a rare opportunity to hear ‘a pianist of a rare gifts’ (International Piano Magazine) in London. In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Anna will play a selection of works by Frederic Chopin.

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The War Within: Diaries From the Siege of Leningrad: A Talk by Alexis Peri
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

The War Within: Diaries From the Siege of Leningrad: A Talk by Alexis Peri

Pushkin House is delighted to welcome Alexis Peri to give an insightful talk on her book 'The War Within: Diaries From the Siege of Leningrad' which has been shortlisted for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize. Drawing on 125 unpublished diaries, author Alexis Peri chronicles the Leningrad blockade from the perspective of those who endured the unendurable. This event is part of the 2018 Pushkin Prize events programme.

In English.

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The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution: A Talk by Yuri Slezkine
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution: A Talk by Yuri Slezkine

Pushkin House welcomes Yuri Slezkine for a compelling talk on his book 'The House of Government', which is shortlisted for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.  Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's ‘War and Peace’, Grossman’s ‘Life and Fate’, and Solzhenitsyn’s ‘The Gulag Archipelago’, Yuri Slezkine tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. This event is part of the 2018 Pushkin Prize events programme.

In English.

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