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Mishka and White Nights

17th June 2003

For information. Secretary.

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Sent: 29 May 2003 10:08

Dear Charles,

Could the following be of interest to anyone in your group?


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From: “Yurasova, Tanya” <[removed]>
To: “Yurasova, Tanya” <[removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:14 PM
Subject: Russian Day at Hills Rd, Mishka and White Nights

Dear Members and Friends of the Russian Speaking Society,

Last Thursday some of us seized the opportunity to listen to
“Russkaya muzyka” in Clare College (the concert organised by Rossica). It
was extremely impressive. Folk Russian and Ukrainian songs from the 18th
century were performed in the authentic manner, with so much brightness,
that you could almost physically feel the exuberant vastness of Russian
land, green meadows and valleys… Watch out for them – I hope they will
come back!

And now some more Russian news:

2. Mishka: Russian course in Kent 1-10 August 2003.
3. St. Petersburg celebrations on the web.
4. “White Nights”: Russian songs and guitar music in the
open air.


2. Here is yet another Russian course which is available in Kent from 1 to
10 August:
The deadline for enrolments is the end of May.

By the way, has anyone been on any of such courses lately? It would be very
useful to know what you thought of them. Could you possibly send your
comments to me please?

3. A new Web site, providing coverage of the St. Petersburg 300th
celebrations in real time, was launched on Monday:

4. It has become a tradition of the Russian Speaking Society to mark the end
of June with our “White Nights” party. It is free, and everyone is very

WHEN: Friday, 27th June, 7 pm
WHERE: Fort St. George Pub by the river, Midsummer Common, Cambridge (a map
will be availbale on our website soon).

We shall sit outside, weather permitting, and sing our favourite songs to
the guitar, in Russian, Ukrainian, English, Polish, Irish, French – you name
it! Come and sing along, or simply listen and relax, warm yourself up with a
few drinks on a fresh summer night, meet old friends and make new ones! Food
can be ordered in the pub.

You don’t have to be musical or speak a word of Russian, but if you do play
a musical instrument, please bring it along. Hope to see you there.

Vsego samogo dobrogo,
Tanya Yurasova

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