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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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BEARR Trust Anniversary Conference 28th October 2016

Dear All, Received from the BEARR Trust Regards Ute   Dear Colleagues, You are warmly invited to the BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, to be held on Friday 11th November 2016 at BEARR’s premises at 32-36 Loman Street, SE1 0EH. “25 Years On: the Development of Health and Welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”  For our anniversary conference we shall be looking at what has changed in the context of NGO work in the last 25 years in the countries of our region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), and how NGOs have managed…
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Maisky Diaries 28th October 2016

Dear All, The Maisky Diaries talk on Monday 31st is completely full.  Everyone who has booked or contacted me has got a seat. Best wishes Ute

Putin and the New Order 16 Nov 27th October 2016

Dear All The “Putin and the New Order” talk on 16th November is completely full.  Everyone who has booked or contacted me has got a seat. Best wishes Ute

GBRS Annual Members Meeting 19th October 2016

Dear All, This is to inform you that before the “Putin and the New Order” talk by Dr Martin McCauley on November 16th, the Great Britain-Russia Society will have its Annual Meeting at 5.30pm.  All paid up members are welcome. We hope to see you there. Best wishes Ute

BEARR Trust Anniversary Conference 4th October 2016

Dear All, Received from the BEARR Trust – hopefully this time with the programme too. Best wishes Ute   Dear Colleagues, You are warmly invited to the BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, to be held on Friday 11th November 2016 at BEARR’s premises at 32-36 Loman Street, SE1 0EH. “25 Years On: the Development of Health and Welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”  For our anniversary conference we shall be looking at what has changed in the context of NGO work in the last 25 years in the countries of our region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,…
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BEARR Trust conference 4th October 2016

Dear All, Received from the BEARR Trust Best wishes Ute   Dear Colleagues, You are warmly invited to the BEARR Trust 25th Anniversary Conference, to be held on Friday 11th November 2016 at BEARR’s premises at 32-36 Loman Street, SE1 0EH. “25 Years On: the Development of Health and Welfare NGOs in the BEARR region”  For our anniversary conference we shall be looking at what has changed in the context of NGO work in the last 25 years in the countries of our region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), and how NGOs have…
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Vytautas Sondeckis classical concerts-some changes 4th October 2016

Dear all, The organisers have offered GB-Russia members discounted tickets of £10. With best wishes Anne

Vytautas Sondeckis classical concerts-some changes 4th October 2016

Dear all, The organisers have had to change the morning concert on the 8th to a different venue. It will be now in the Whitespace gallery, not in St Peters. Sunday concert will be in St Peters as planned. Please find amended programme below. sorry for creating more hassle!  Anya Part of Antanas Sutkus IN MEMORIAM exhibition programme Dedicated to survivors of Kaunas and Vilnius Ghetto Saturday 8 October 11.00 – 13.00 Family concert. All ages welcome! Cultural Dialogue (UK), 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF Music by Luigi Boccherini, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Anatolius Šenderovas. Performed by Vytautas…
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New Factory of the Eccentric Actor 2nd October 2016

Dear All Received from the Pushkin Club Penny Dimond and her theatre company, The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor, are putting on an exciting performance at Pushkin Club on Tuesday.  This was inspired by the revolutionary Blue Blouse theatre movement, which flourished in Soviet Russia in the 1920s. In accord with the spirit of the Blue Blouse movement, this event is open to all and will be free of charge! More details in the link below. http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2016/10/4/blue-blouse-performance-by-the-factory-of-the-eccentric-actor Best wishes Ute

ghetto memorial concert 30th September 2016

My apologies – this should have been attached to the previous e-mail. Anna

Antanas Sutkus in memoriam concerts and exhibition 30th September 2016

Dear all, We have been asked to circulate this information. With best wishes Anna   Vytautas Sondeckis classical music concerts in London 8 – 9 October 2016 Part of Antanas Sutkus IN MEMORIAM exhibition programme Dedicated to survivors of Kaunas and Vilnius Ghetto Saturday 8 October 11.00 – 13.00 Family concert. All ages welcome! St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ Music by Luigi Boccherini, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Anatolius Šenderovas. Performed by Vytautas Sondeckis, cello; Verene Andronikof, soprano; Andis Pargle, keyboard, electronics. Tickets: 15 pounds. Students 12 pounds. Family (2 adults + 2 kids) 30 pounds. 19.00 First…
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Richard McKane 23rd September 2016

Dear Members, Some of you may have known Richard McKane who sadly passed away on Saturday 17th September 2016. Richard’s Funeral is confirmed for Friday 7th October at 11 am at St Bride’s, Fleet Street, London. There will be drinks afterwards at the Humble Grape. Every-one  is very welcome. The cremation will be held at the South Essex Crematorium , Upminster at 15.40 to which all are also most welcome. Please pass this information on to anyone you can think of. PEN will publish an obituary and funeral notice on their website and his death notice will appear in the…
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The Maisky Diaries 22nd September 2016

Dear fellow members of the Great Britain-Russia Society   There is a misprint in the Journal regarding the start time of the major lwecture on October 31st. The lecture by Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky, which will be an ILLUSTRATED presentation will start at 7.00 p.m. (and not at 7.30 p.m. as shown at the end of my review article in the latest copy of the  Journal).   Please note that Professor Gorodetsky is a leading world class authority on the foreign policy of both the Soviet Union and of the Russian Federation. DO NOT MISS THIS MAJOR LECTURE! BOOK EARLY!

How the Oligarchs used TV 17th September 2016

Dear All Just to let you know that the talk on Thursday 29th is fully booked.  Everyone who has paid online or booked with me has a seat.   Best wishes Ute

The South Caucasus Dr Yilmaz 13th September 2016

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

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