Exhibition Opening and Artist's talk: Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition Opening and Artist's talk: Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control

Join us for an opening of our new exhibition Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control by the Belarus-born New-York based artist Alina Bliumis. Curated by Elena Zaytseva this exhibition explores the human relationship with freedom and nature. It is built around a paradox, revealed by Bliumis in her study of the passport covers of nations all over the world: that birds, the ultimate symbol of freedom, are used on documents controlling international movement. Includes artist’s talk and Q&A. RSVP to office@pushkinhouse.org.uk

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jun
23
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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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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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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THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF THE RUSSIAN FAR RIGHT: AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY PROFESSOR ANDREI ROGATCHEVSKI
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF THE RUSSIAN FAR RIGHT: AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY PROFESSOR ANDREI ROGATCHEVSKI

The Russian far right is a varied, little known, and elusive and constantly changing topic of study. Joining us to provide some clarity on the matter is Professor Andrei Rogatchevski, Professor of Russian Culture and Literature at the Arctic University of Norway. Going beyond the usual format of an academic’s talk, Professor Rogatchevski will explore with us, and illustrate, the political aesthetic of Russia’s far right groups, examining the flags, insignia, posters, fictions, and songs that comprise the visual culture and aesthetic of Russia’s far right movements. This is a GB-Russia event.

In English.

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The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

After the collapse of the Soviet Union an astonishing treasure trove came to light – hundreds of thousands of maps showing in chilling detail countries and cities throughout the world. Join us for an evening of discussion based on the newly published ‘The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World’ with its authors John Davies and Alexander J Kent.

In English.

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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

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

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ANNA GENIUSHENE IN RECITAL

Pushkin House welcomes talented Russian pianist Anna Genuishene. Prizewinner of multiple national and international competitions, Anna is rapidly establishing herself on the European scene. Graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, Anna is 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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ROBERT CHANDLER: FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

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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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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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jun
16
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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THROUGH TIMES OF TROUBLE - A TALK ON THE WAR IN EASTERN UKRAINE BY DR. ANNA MATVEEVA
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

THROUGH TIMES OF TROUBLE - A TALK ON THE WAR IN EASTERN UKRAINE BY DR. ANNA MATVEEVA

Join us for an evening with Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College’s Department of War Studies, Dr Anna Matveeva, who will be telling the story of the insurgency in Ukraine’s troubled Donbass region from the perspective of the rebels themselves. Drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews, Dr Anna Matveeva will share her unique and invaluable insight into what drives the rebels, who is driven to take to arms in Europe’s frozen conflict, and the changes occurring on the battlefield. This is a GB-Russia event.

In English.

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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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PUSHKIN THROUGH ENGLISH POETS
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

PUSHKIN THROUGH ENGLISH POETS

This year Pushkin’s birth is celebrated at Pushkin House with a bilingual reading – a poem for each year of his writing life, from the age of fourteen to thirty-six . A different translator has been chosen for each poem, representing the wide variety  of responses to Pushkin during the twentieth century and the present time: by such as Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Christopher Reid, Elaine Feinstein, Eavan Boland, Michael Frayn and others. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English and Russian.

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Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation: A Talk by Rodric Braithwaite
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation: A Talk by Rodric Braithwaite

Pushkin House welcomes Sir Rodric Braithwaite for a compelling talk on his book 'Armageddon and Paranoia', which is shortlisted for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize. In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and warfare was never the same again. 'Armageddon and Paranoia' relates how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation and considers what this has done to the world. This event is part of the 2018 Pushkin Prize events programme.

In English.

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SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS. RUSSOPHONE POST PUNK AND FOLK ROCK
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS. RUSSOPHONE POST PUNK AND FOLK ROCK

2016's BBC Introducing artist Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and folk lyricism. Ilyukevich writes songs in Russian to capture the essence of Eastern-Slavic heritage but also translates his lyrics to English to convey the ideas behind his songs and share the nuances of language and emotion. In his songs Sasha fuses Western and Eastern-Slavic sensibilities to bridge a historical divide and engage understanding between two cultures to reverse prejudice between East and West.

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FILM SCREENING: CHRONICLES OF A REVOLUTION THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN BY KONSTANTIN SELIN
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

FILM SCREENING: CHRONICLES OF A REVOLUTION THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN BY KONSTANTIN SELIN

When in November 2015 in Russia a toll system for heavy lorries was imposed on Federal highways, it changed the lives of its long-distance drivers, and rendered their businesses unviable. What started as a peaceful protest by the drivers soon transformed into a strike that lasted for over two months and became a major protest of the Putin era. The film was shown at the "Artdocfest", the largest documentary film festival in Russia. It won an award for Best Debut Film at the "Saratov Sufferings" International Documentary Festival. This event is part of the season accompanying our current exhibition  - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Screening and talk with a leading Russian filmmaker Marina Razbezhkina
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Screening and talk with a leading Russian filmmaker Marina Razbezhkina

Marina Razbezhkina is one of the most respected documentary makers in Russia. Her directorial voice is unmistakable: her ability to look at the life of a person from up close to reveal the essence of everyday life, and also to see it in the grand and enchanting. Students and graduates of her Moscow School of Documentary Film and Theatre, create films around the world that are screened at international festivals. At Pushkin House, Razbezhkina will talk about the work of her celebrated school, before introducing her latest film Opticheskaya Os - Optical Axis. (2014)

Talk in Russian with English translation. Film in Russian with English subtitles.

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Fighting for Human Dignity: Nikolay and Tatyana Shchur on Conditions in Russian Prisons
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Fighting for Human Dignity: Nikolay and Tatyana Shchur on Conditions in Russian Prisons

Nikolay Shchur’s book, published in 2017, is called “FSIN Empire” (FSIN is the Federal Service for the Implementation of Punishments), with the subtitle “A Short Guide to Russian Prisons”. In 1994, when Nikolay was chairman of the Snezhinsk Ecological Foundation, he was arrested and held in a pre-trial detention centre for six months on trumped--up charges for trying to draw attention to the pollution caused by the military near Chelyabinsk. Since then he and his wife, Tatyana, in addition to their activities as ecologists, have become experts on Russian prisons – they both became members of Public Monitoring Commissions (ОNK) as soon as they were formed in Russia, so they really know the Russian Penal Service inside out. This is a joint event of the Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia.

In Russian with English translation.

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CANCELLED: КЛАССИКА ДЛЯ ДЕТЕЙ ​- ФРАНЦУЗСКАЯ​ МУЗЫКА: Часть I Равель и Дебюсси
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

CANCELLED: КЛАССИКА ДЛЯ ДЕТЕЙ ​- ФРАНЦУЗСКАЯ​ МУЗЫКА: Часть I Равель и Дебюсси

"Классика для детей" - музыкальный абонемент классической музыки, разработанный лауреатами многих международных конкурсов, профессиональными музыкантами Лондонского ансамбля Gamma Majoris & Friends при поддержке Tchaikovsky London Music Schoo нацелен на привлечение интереса детей (5+) к музыкальным инструментам и классической музыке. 

Для детей от 5+. На русском языке.

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Pushkin House Wine Club: RUSSIA AND WINE IN THE 21st CENTURY – MODERN DEVELOPMENTS
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin House Wine Club: RUSSIA AND WINE IN THE 21st CENTURY – MODERN DEVELOPMENTS

Join Pushkin House wine expert Tanya Nesterova at our next wine tasting event, where she will talk about Russian wines produced in the 19th century and compare them to modern wines produced today.  Have the old traditions been revived? Has Russia succeeded in reclaiming the status of the gourmand society it boasted about in the 19th century? These are just some of the questions to be discussed during this fantastic lecture, accompanied by a selection of beautiful wines.

In English.

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Private screening of ‘This is the Last Song of the Evening’ by Evgeny Granilshchikov
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Private screening of ‘This is the Last Song of the Evening’ by Evgeny Granilshchikov

Evgeny Granilshchikov’s debut feature film pursues the exploration of the social and political landscape of contemporary Russia started in his short video works and drawings about a decade ago. Lives and careers of his characters develop against a backdrop of current political affairs. Filmed over two years in Saint Petersburg and Paris, The Last Song starts with a conservative turn in Russian society after the presidential elections of 2012 and ends in the present day. This event is part of our current exhibition - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: JONATHAN POWELL PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: JONATHAN POWELL PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH

Russian music devotee, pianist Jonathan Powell plays Shostakovich’s complete Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87. The masterpiece was inspired by 48 Preludes and Fugues by J.S. Bach and written in 1950-51 in Moscow.  One of the best works written in Soviet Russia, the cycle is rarely heard in its entirety. Please note the concert ending time. 

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THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: PRIDE, PASSION & POLITICS
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: PRIDE, PASSION & POLITICS

With specific focus on several former Soviet republics, this talk by Dr Paul Jordan (Dr Eurovision) will discuss the role of the Eurovision Song Contest in terms of nation building and the implications that this has in terms of wider discussions concerning minority rights, freedom of expression and national identity. Join us at Pushkin House, in the middle of Eurovision season this year, between the two  semi-finals and days before the Grand Final in Lisbon.

In English.

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Victory Day Special: The Fallen and The Living // Павшие и живые
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Victory Day Special: The Fallen and The Living // Павшие и живые

An Evening dedicated by the Pushkin Club to Victory Day. The Evening is inspired by the play, The Fallen and The Living // Павшие и живые, which was directed by Yuri Lyubimov and performed at the Taganka Theatre in 1965, on the 20th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.  The play was dedicated to the young poets who went to the Front straight from school and university – both to those who died and to those who survived.

In English and Russian

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FILM SCREENING: SONGS OF ABDUL BY ANNA MOISEENKO
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

FILM SCREENING: SONGS OF ABDUL BY ANNA MOISEENKO

This is a documentary about Abdulmamad Bekmamadov, otherwise known as Abdul, who came to Russia from Tajikistan in search of a job. Abdul hasn't seen his wife and children for 10 years - they live far from him in the snow-covered Pamir mountains. He tells the story of his hard life in Moscow through traditional Pamirian tunes, in modern Odyssean tale. This film has been shown at many international and Russian film festivals and won several prizes. This event is part of the season accompanying our current exhibition  - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.

In Russian with English subtitles.

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Поэтический Вечер с Сергеем Гандлевским
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Поэтический Вечер с Сергеем Гандлевским

Сергей Гандлевский - один из самых выдающихся поэтов в России сегодня. Он характеризует свою поэзию как “критический сентиментализм”. В вечере также примет участие архитектор Александр Бродский.

Этот вечер продолжает серию творческих вечеров современных российских поэтов Poetry on the Move. 

На русском языке. 

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Rehearsed reading "Take the rubbish out, Sasha!". Чтение пьесы Натальи Ворожбит: "Саша, вынеси мусор!"
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Rehearsed reading "Take the rubbish out, Sasha!". Чтение пьесы Натальи Ворожбит: "Саша, вынеси мусор!"

Kiev-based  playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit is against the war. In her play ‘Sasha, Take the Rubbish Out,’ she gives voice to those who are never asked for their opinion in real life; to those whose lot is to be widowed and who have no need for deadly heroic acts. Translated by Sasha Dugdale.

Reading in Russian with English subtitles on screens.

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RED TORCH THEATRE'S THE THREE SISTERS: SCREENING
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

RED TORCH THEATRE'S THE THREE SISTERS: SCREENING

Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present a premiere screening of Red Torch Theatre's THE THREE SISTERS. Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language.

 Presented in Russian SIGN Language with Russian Subtitles.  No English subtitles.

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