Received from Joan Smith.
The London Russian Kruzhok is part of the Association for Language Learning (A.L.L.), a body which promotes both the teaching and the learning of languages. Local branches operate throughout the country. The London branch, of which the Russian section is called a “kruzhok”, i.e. “a little circle”, caters for teachers and students, and for anyone interested in Russian, by providing meetings and talks. When the former GB-USSR Association closed down, then was re-born as the Great Britain Russia Society, the initiation of their own programme of meetings and talks meant that the kruzhok should pursue a different line and make its meetings more informal. It now meets 3-4 times a year on a Saturday morning, usually in South Kensington, an dwe have c. 40 members. It is not exclusively for teachers or students of Russian, but for anyone interested in Russia or Russian. Meetings are conducted in English or Russian, and members are encouraged to use either language, and to take an active part by offering brief 10-15 minute talks.
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