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Scotland Russia Forum

30th September 2005

Dear All
From the Scotland Russia Forum
Best wishes
Ute

BBC SCOTLAND SEEKING FLUENT RUSSIAN SPEAKERS/ACTORS

To take part in a 60min drama-documentary: “Brotherhood Of The Sea” about the Russian crew who were trapped in their submarine and saved by a British rescue team earlier this summer. They will be filming between approx. 7th and 12th November. Looking for the following characters:

Captain Milashevsky: aged 25 – captain of the sub – one days filming

3 x Russian crew: various ages – one days filming

2 x Russian generals: late 40’s – one days filming

Yelena Milashevsky: aged 25 – wife of captain – one days filming

Father of Milashevsky: approx 50 – one days filming

Dimitri Popenov: 40’s – head of Russian rescue effort. Few days filming

Yelena’s friend: approx. 25 – friend who comforts Yelena – one days filming

Russian security guard: approx. 50 – one days filming

If you are interested, please contact:

Sandra Breslin (Factual Department) on 0141-338-2368 / [removed]

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A member writes: The 15 year old son of a friend in St Petersburg would like a female penfriend of similar age for email correspondance.
Further details from Colin Macpherson [removed]

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BOYAN ENSEMBLE – Sacred Chants and Songs of Ukraine
Ukraine's top professional male voice choir will be touring the UK 30 Oct – 24 Nov
Two concerts in Scotland:
Tues 15 Nov, 7.30pm – St Aloysius Church, Garnet Hill, GLASGOW (0141 204 5151)
Wed 16 Nov, 7.30pm – Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile, EDINBURGH (0131 228 1155)
For further info + other venues: tel. 01905 350237 and 01684 573730, [removed]

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ARCTIC / RUSSIAN CONVOYS (1)
The Scots at War Trust will hold a witness seminar on the subject of the Arctic/Russian Convoys in WW2 led by Veterans from the period. The seminar will be in central Edinburgh, 5.30pm on 29 November. This will no doubt interest those of you who came to the (excellent!) talk on the Russian convoys on Sept 15 – and those who missed it.

Numbers are strictly limited and the Trust has kindly offered to make 10 tickets available to SRF members. If you would like one please contact me and I will allocate them on the basis of first come first served. No charge.

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ARCTIC / RUSSIAN CONVOYS (2)
We have 10 copies of a book entitled "Loch Ewe during World War II" by Steve Chadwick (a local historian) which are available for £3.50 incl p&p.
I meant to put these out at Jock Dempster's talk on 15 Sept but forgot…
Please contact me if you would like one: [removed]

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ENGLISH LESSONS
We are frequently asked to suggest English language classes for Russians newly arrived in Edinburgh. We have recently received details of a course run by the ESU:

English-Speaking Union – tel. 0131 229 1528
8 week courses, 2 or 4 hrs per week.
£120 for 4 hour course, £70 for 2 hour course – ie less than £4/hour
Small groups (min 4 people), daytime or evening, qualified TEFL teachers, preparation for Cambridge Certs, intensive weekend courses…. They tell me they MIGHT even find a Russian-speaking teacher.
Phone the number above or email [removed] (mentioning SRF)

If you have experience of this or other classes OR tutors OR can offer English language tuition yourself please let us know.

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