Roland Mortimer, BA Economics and Business with East European Studies at University College London
''Volunteering at Pushkin House has been a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Russian culture, whilst taking part in some amazing events. The staff there are fun, friendly and make you feel like a valuable member of the team. I thoroughly recommend any Russophile to sign up and get involved!''
Jasmit Soni, MA Languages and Cultures of South Asia at SOAS, University of London
''I believe that engaging with a country’s culture through literature, philosophy, language, cuisine, cinema or theatre gives one a deeper and nuanced understanding of its history and politics. As an individual with an academic background in politics and international relations as well as cultural studies, I have come to appreciate - both as a volunteer and spectator - Pushkin House’s efforts at showcasing Russia’s rich and intriguing culture by expanding their range of events and exhibitions over the years and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for volunteers and visitors alike. Working with staff members and volunteers from all walks of life, I have learnt a lot about teamwork and hospitality by which we have been able to hold many successful events. Volunteering at the Pushkin House has been a great learning experience!''