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Sir Anthony Brenton 27 April 23rd April 2017

  Dear All,   Sir Anthony Brenton’s hardback book “Historically Inevitable? Turning Points of the Russian Revolution” retails at £25 a copy. No less than 12 international experts contribute their own individual chapters and we will be selling it on Thursday for just £12.00.   If you would like to purchase a copy, please bring the exact cash, as we have no facility for accepting debit or credit cards.   Best wishes Ute

Daniel's next big birthday 21st April 2017

Dear all, At the end of September this year Daniel will have his next big birthday and we wanted to do something for it. I suggest we meet for a meal and the choice is either at my flat (like last time) or to hire a venue.  This depends partly on finances and partly on the number of people who want to attend. So I can have an idea of numbers and preferences, can you please e-mail me to let me know if you would like to attend (and we will try and get a date convenient to all) and…
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27 April 19th April 2017

Dear All Just to let you know that the next talk is completely full.  If you have booked online or with me you have a seat. Best wishes Ute

starting time of talk this evening 27th March 2017

Dear all attending the talk tonight, Please note that it will begin 30 minutes earlier than usual, i.e. at 6:30pm, with drinks from 6:15. Looking forward to seeing you there, Regards Anna

talk starts at 6.30 p.m. 25th March 2017

Dear members of the GB-Russia Society The talk by Natasha Dissanayake this coming Monday March 27th will begin earlier than usual. There will be a brief wine reception from 6.15 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. The talk will start at 6.30 p.m. (and NOT at 7.00 p.m. as incorrevtly adviesd on the website against ‘talks’. If you look on the website under ‘lectures’ it does say that the talk will begin at the earlier time of 6.30 p.m. This is because the speaker needs 90 minutes for her talk, which is illustrated with up to no less than 200 slides!  …
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Lecture 27 March 20th March 2017

Dear all, Ute’s computer has a problem at the moment and Pushkin House has confirmed the the talk on Monday 27th March will be upstairs so she can take another 10 bookings for it on a first come first served basis. She can also take 10 more bookings for the remaining talks this session. With best wishesAnna  

The Soviet Economy 1917-1991 31st January 2017

Dear All, Just to let you know that the talk on the Soviet economy on 2 March is full.  Everyone who has booked online or with me has a seat.   Best wishes Ute

Russia and the Revolutions of 1917 29th January 2017

Dear All Just to let you know that this talk is completely full.  Everyone who has booked online or with me has a seat. Best wishes Ute

Elena Marttila Exhibition 25th January 2017

Dear All, You might be interested in the Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad exhibition in Cambridge: Members will recall the feature article in the New Year 2017 East-West Review on the work of the Leningrad artist Elena Marttila. An exhibition of her work   ELENA MARTTILA: ART and ENDURANCE in the SIEGE of LENINGRAD will be on display at the Old Library, Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EU from 20th JANUARY – 19th MARCH 2017 Opening times: Fridays 2–6pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1–5pm   The exhibition will feature drawings, engravings on cardboard and lithographs conceived during the…
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The Life of Boris Pasternak 24th January 2017

Dear All, Just to let you know that this event is now completely full.  Everyone who has booked online or with me has a seat.   Best wishes Ute

Refugees from Revolution 16th January 2017

Dear Fellow Members of The Great Britain-Russia Society This is just to remind you that our first lecture in 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, takes place at Pushkin House this Thursday January 19th. The title of this illustrated lecture is “White Russian Refugees in Constantinople 1918-1923”. Our guest speaker, Mr. Edward CHarlton-Jones is a first class Honours Graduate in History from the University of Oxford, an experienced debater from the Oxford Union, and with a Masters Degree from Harvard. He has also worked with the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Tbilisi, Georgia, This subject of rhis talk, with some fantastic pictures,…
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Holocaust Memorial Day – Friday 27 January 2017 11th January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day – Friday 27 January 2017   On behalf of the Trustees of the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund [SMTF] I would like to invite you to attend this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day [HMD] commemoration on Friday 27 January, organised by the SMTF, Southwark Council and Imperial War Museum London. As you may be aware, HMD marks the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps by the Soviet Red Army in 1945.   The commemoration begins in the Cinema of Imperial War Museum London and ends with an Act of Remembrance, including the laying of wreaths, at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and…
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Talk at the Sutton Russian Circle 9th January 2017

Dear All Received from a member.   Best wishes Ute   RE: DELIGHTS AND PERILS OF AN INTERNATIONAL INTERPRETER By NATASHA WARD   I presume that there are some interpreters and translators among the Society’s Members. They might be interested to know about the above talk, which Natasha Ward, one of the top simultaneous interpreters for about 40 years, will give at the Sutton Russian Circle on Friday the 20th of January.   http://www.suttonrussiancircle.org.uk   If you think that some of your members might be interested, you may pass it on to them.   Kind regards. Natasha Dissanayake      …
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Old Russian New Year Party Friday 13th 9th January 2017

Dear All Happy New Year! If you would like to join us on Friday, I’d be grateful if you could book as soon as possible as we need to give final numbers to the club.  Please see details below. We have been advised that the dress code is “smart – no jeans or woolly jumpers”. Best wishes Ute Great Britain-Russia Society Russian Old New Year Party   at the    Civil Service Club, 13-15, Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ   on   Friday, 13 January 2017, 6.30 for 7 pm.   A three course dinner from an extensive a la carte…
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A Platonov blog, a review and 3 Russian events 2nd January 2017

Dear all, With best wishes for 2017. This has just been received from Robert Chandler: “This blog by me has recently been published on the British Library website: http://blogs.bl.uk/european/2016/12/platonov.html And there has been one review of this selection of Platonov’s plays: http://freebeacon.com/culture/russias-forgotten-anti-stalinist-playwright/   *   Tuesday, Jan 17th, 7.30 pm at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2017/1/17/1917-anthology-for-pushkin-club-with-boris-dralyuk ‘1917: STORIES AND POEMS FROM THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION’ –  Join me and Boris Dralyuk to discuss this collection of immediate literary responses to an event that shaped the last century.  Boris Dralyuk’s most recent translations include Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories (both from Pushkin Press).  He is also co-editor, with Robert Chandler…
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The January-April Session 21st December 2016

Dear Fellow members of TYhe Great Britain-Russia Society The programme for the Winter-Spring session 2017 is now on the Society’s website. Now for 2017, a century after after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 we have succeeded in arranging an outstanding programme. We start with an atmospheric Russian Old-New Year Party. This is followed by 8 superb lectures, many of which deal with the causes and consequences of the Bolshevik Revolution. The list of our expert speakers for these 8 talks is as impressive as it ever gets! We anticipate heavy booking, so my advice to all of you is to download the full programme, and to book…
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GBRS programme January-April 2017 19th December 2016

Dear All Please see the programme for the next session below. Best wishes Ute   Winter-Spring Session (January-April 2017)   Great Britain-Russia Society Traditional Atmospheric Russian Old New Year Party   at the    Civil Service Club, 13-15, Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ   on   Friday, 13 January 2017, 6.30 for 7 pm.   A three course dinner from an extensive a la carte menu and live Russian music from celebrated accordionist Nikolai Ryzhkov and his three singers in traditional Russian costume.   We welcome members, group parties, and the guests of members.   Members & Non Members @ £25.00…
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Armenian Byzantium 10th December 2016

Dear Fellow members of The Great Britain-Russia Society This coming Monday December 12th is the last talk in the current session, when Mr. Toby Bromige will talk about the contributions of Armenians in leading positions to the life of Byzantium (from 950 to 1084 AD). Mr. Toby Bromige has been described by the Manager of the Armenian Institute as having given his superb talk there in a most engaging manner – and radiating infectious enthusiasm for his subject! As a PhD candidate in his final year he is a “master of his subject”, and advance bookings for this unique talk have been surprisingly encouraging. We now…
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Alexander Karpeyev concert 13/02/2017 3rd December 2016

Dear all, Please see attached information about a piano recital by Alexander Karpeyev in February next year at Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG. With best wishes Anna

Healthprom cello recital 1st December 2016

Apologies, the flyer wasn’t attached.   Best wishes Ute

Healthprom 10th annual cello recital – 14/12/16 – 1st December 2016

Dear All, Please see attached flyer and reply slip for the 10th Healthprom cello recital on 14th December.   Best wishes Ute

Platonov in Bethnal Green-Dash Arts Cafe-30/11/12 24th November 2016

Dear all, Robert Chandler has sent us this, for your information: I will be very grateful if you could forward this to anyone who might be interested – especially if they live in East London.  There are several interesting people taking part, including the theatre director Tim Supple and the composer/Shostakovich expert Gerard McBurney.  And I will of course be reading and speaking myself. https://www.facebook.com/events/148579168896766/ And here are details of 2 new Platonov publications:1.    http://www.housesparrowpress.com/product/a-sparrows-journey/John Berger is a well-known art critic, poet, novelist, etc.2.   And  three of Platonov’s plays:http://tinyurl.com/gnp2pze There is also a long article about Platonov by me in…
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The AGM 16th November 2016

Dear Fellow Members of The Great Britain-Russia Society The Society’s AGM takes place this evening. Complimentary wine reception from 5.15 p.m. AGM starts at 5.45 p.m. Attendance at the AGM is free of charge. Please  make every effort to attend Best Wishes Daniel Salbstein (Temporary talks Organizer)     P.S.  It is just possible that there may be one or two spare seats for the talkl by Dr. Martin McCauley “Putin and the New Order”. Seatys for members atre £5 per member.  

Church Bazaar 12 November 5th November 2016

Dear All, Please see flyer attached.   Saturday 12 November 12:00-16:00 St Mary Abbott’s Church Hall Vicarage Gate, W8 off Kensington Church Street.   Best wishes Ute  

HealthProm Annual Charity Evening 5th November 2016

Dear All Received from Healthprom.   Kind regards Ute     HealthProm Annual Charity Evening 8th November, 6 p.m. at the St Bride’s Foundation featuring a presentation: “Inclusive Siberia – challenges and perspectives of developing inclusive education in Siberia, Russia”   Address: Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ RSVP:   [removed], tel: 020 7272 7356 HealthProm cordially invites you to join us at our Annual Charity Evening featuring a talk on the development of inclusive education in Russia from our Siberian colleagues who will be in London for a study visit.     The evening will commence with a drinks reception…
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