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Scotland Russia Forum

6th July 2005

Dear All

Received from Scotland Russia Forum

Best wishes

Accomodation required for 5 young Belarus actors (3 women, 2 men) who have arrived early to prepare for their Festival performance – and have nowhere to stay. Will accept anything – incl floor! Please contact:
[removed] ( 0131 662 9149)
Denis on [removed]

All offers VERY gratefully received….

Fingask Castle, between Perth and Dundee, is looking for a resident assistant with catering experience who enjoys living in the country. Duties are extensive, ranging from showing potential clients round this successful venue for marriages and conferences, laying tables, cleaning, laundry and even helping with small children.
Modest self catering accommodation provided on the estate, own transport desirable.
Russian speaker preferred.

Fingask Castle
tel 01821 670777
fax 01821 670755
A Russian woman spending the summer in Falkirk (while her husband is working there) would be delighted to meet local Russians or Russian speakers. Please contact me in the first instance. [removed]

Any Nottingham Russian Dept alumni?
Message from James Muckle forwarded to us from SCR:

Two former members of staff at the University of Nottingham are collecting material for a short history of the teaching of Russian and other Slavonic languages in the University and in its predecessor, the Nottingham University College. Just at present we are concentrating on the early years, 1915 to approximately 1955. The earlier part of this period is, of course, beyond living memory. But it may be that SCR members had older relations, parents or grandparents who studied Russian, Serbian and so on at Nottingham, and who left relics, letters, diaries, photos, or who reminisced to you about their student days. There will doubtless be people still very much alive who have memories or souvenirs to share. I wonder if we have any former students of Professor Janko Lavrin – what was he like as a teacher? Does anyone know the eventual fate of our very first teacher, Mr Basil Slepchenko, who moved to Liverpool in 1918? We have some information about him, but it is incomplete.

Please contact me, James Muckle, by e-mail [removed] or post: 81 Rayneham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8RJ. If you are willing to send me any documents, please be assured the greatest care will be taken of them. My colleague in this enterprise is Professor Malcolm Jones.

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