The Mother Tongue Friends offer includes complimentary access to all season events.
Becoming a Friend of Pushkin House also entitles you to a year of:
Discounted tickets to all our standard events
10% discount on rates for private rental of our rooms
10% discount on purchases from the Pushkin House Bookshop
Invitation to the annual Pushkin House party
Offer ends 31st March 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
Zhenya Tsoy is a drag artist who impersonates the grandees of Russian pop. He has a large following and is much in demand. Despite this, life as a drag artist in Russia is challenging. Tsoy is a diva who lives for his art, earning a living at festivals and in night clubs but also giving his time for free helping the marginalised, such as the inmates of psychiatric institutions. This documentary provides a unique insight into the realities of LGBTQ life in today’s Russia. By Director Matvey Troshinkin.
In Russian with English subtitles
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
In this talk Alexander Kondakov will explore the political economy of violence in Russia and beyond, focusing on the structure and drivers of the current sexual counter-revolution by studying emotions manifested in violence against queer populations in Russia. The evening will be introduced by Dr. Richard Mole, UCL, who will also chair a Q&A session with the audience.
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
In spite of the present hostile environment, there has been an explosion of queer artistic practice in recent years in Russia. In this talk academic and author Vlad Strukov will explore how recent legislation in Russia has affected cultural production, especially the visual arts. He will also analyse recent exhibitions of contemporary art to reveal the actual scope and dynamics of queer art in Russia. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Galina Miazhevich of Cardiff University.