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7th June 2006

Dear All

Received from the Scotland Russia Forum

Best wishes
Ute

News from The Russia House (travel agents):
The Russian Consulate has put a restriction on the number of Visa
applications they will accept each day – restrictions especially severe on
Thursdays and Fridays.
Russia House suggest a multientry visa.
Any questions call Barry on 0207 403 9922

********
Info for school and university teachers: NEW CD: WHY STUDY LANGUAGES?
The Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies Subject Centre (based at Univ of
Southampton) has launched a new CD designed to excite, educate and
encourage young people to continue with their language learning in KS4 and
beyond. The CD is divided into two parts:'The Language Lab' is aimed at
pupils in KS3 and KS4 and 'Why study languages' is aimed at pupils in KS4
and post-16. There are quizzes, powerpoint presentations and much much
more AND it comes with its own poster!
One free copy will be sent to the Modern Languages member of staff in HEIs
who is responsible for schools liaison. Additional copies can be purchased
by schools, colleges, universities and members of the public for
GBP15.00.
Further information about the CD and ordering procedure can be found on
the Subject Centre website – http://www.llas.ac.uk/whystudylanguages

*********
3 EVENTS SOUTH OF THE BORDER: 2 Shostakovich events + Shakespeare in
Russian

1) SHOSTAKOVICH ON FILM:
The biggest season of his work on film ever presented in this country,
including specially imported prints never before seen in the UK.
Mounted by The Barbican Film, in association with the UK Shostakovich
Society, to celebrate the centenary of Shostakovich's birth.
The first event:
"Testimony" (PG), dir. Tony Palmer, starring Ben Kingsley,
followed by a discussion with director Tony Palmer, John Riley (author of
"Dmitri Shostakovich: a Life in Film") and film writer Gareth Evans.
WHEN: Sunday, 11th June, 2:00pm
WHERE: The Barbican, London

"Testimony" is an extraordinary visual biography based on Solomon
Volkov's controversial book of the same name, painting Shostakovich as a
covert
dissident.

The season will then continue from Saturday 23rd September to Sunday 10th
December.
Dates of the screenings will be confirmed shortly and they will be
available on the UKSS website and the Barbican Cinema website
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=315&show=info

Other films that will be shown are:
(UK Premieres are marked UKP)

The Golden Mountains (1931), The Counterplan (1932), Love and Hate (1935,
UKP), The Girlfriends (1936, UKP), The Tale of the Priest and His Worker
Balda (1935), The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse (1940), The Adventures of
Korzinkina (1940, UKP), Zoya (1944), Simple People (1945 [released 1956],
UKP), Pirogov (1947, UKP), The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1952, UKP), The
Gadfly (1955, UKP), Cheryomushki (1962)

2) "SHOSTAKOVICH: Centenary Reflections", an International Conference,
organised by the UK Shostakovich Society
WHEN: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2006
WHERE: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

This conference will balance paper sessions with performances, workshops,
and lecture-recitals. The keynote speakers are Gerard McBurney (Royal
Academy of Music) and Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow).

Other speakers will include: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of
Cambridge), Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol), Aida Huseynova
(Baku Music Academy), Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University
of London), Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London), Francis Maes
(Universiteit Gent), John Riley (British Universities Film and Video
Council), Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory), Yevhen Stankovych (Kyiv
Conservatory), and Derek Hulme.

There will be piano recitals by Colin Stone and Alissa Firsova, and the
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, selected by Shostakovich to give the Western
premieres of his last three string quartets, will give two performances,
as well as participate in workshops and lecture-recitals.

For a copy of the full conference programme and a booking form, please
email:[removed] or [removed]
For more information please go to http://www.shostakovich-uk.com

3) "TWELFTH NIGHT" – performed in Russian!

WHEN: 13th – 17th June
WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2
http://www.barbican.org.uk
Box office: (0207) 638 8891

Chekhov International Theatre Festival's production, in association with
Cheek by Jowl
Directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod
Starring Alexander Feklistov, Dmitry Dyuzhev and Vladimir Vdovichenkov.
This extraordinary production has toured internationally to huge
acclaim.

"As exhilarating as champagne!" Le Monde, France

"Magical… Darkness and light, the dualities of good and evil, and the
possibilities of transvestism are all explored with hummingbird wit and
precision… it is the funniest of Twelfth Nights." The Guardian, UK

"The characters sing, suffer and make us roar with laughter with all
their
hearts. But into the hilarity, Donnellan infuses a mysterious secret
sadness…" Kommersant, Russia

DO YOU KNOW JACK GILLILAND?
The Herald (June 5) has a story about a Russian tycoon searching for his
long lost Scottish father – see
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/63389.html

**********
ACADEMIC POSTS ADVERTISED

1) UCL SSEES
The Department of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University College London, invites applications for a full-time
permanent Lectureship in Russian to start on 1st September 2006 or as soon
as possible thereafter.
Closing date: 18th June 2006. Interviews for this post will take place on
Wednesday 5th July.
More information: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk

2) UNIV OF CENTRAL ASIA (in Bishkek) SEEKS DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES &
RECRUITMENT
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of
Central Asia, and especially its vast mountain regions. It is the world's
first internationally chartered institution of higher education. The
International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private
University was signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic
and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered
with the United Nations. The Central Administration is in Bishkek, Kyrgyz
Republic.

The Director will develop and manage immediate and long-term strategies
for human resource systems and support services; work with academic and
administrative staff to identify, recruit, retain and train UCA staff and
faculty; and develop strategies that build human resource capacity in the
campus communities, including hiring and training opportunities.
The Director must have an advanced degree in human resource management,
higher education, or a related field; a minimum of seven years of
progressive experience demonstrating success in developing human
resources, recruitment systems, or policies in an institution of higher
education; and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional Information:
Preferred candidates for the above position will have previous related
experience in Central Asia, CIS countries, and/or the developing world.
Oral and written English fluency is required, and proficiency in Russian
or national languages is desirable. Some regional and international travel
will be required. UCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits
package.
Interested candidates should submit, in English, a curriculum vitae, list
of three professional references, and a covering letter explaining
interest in the position and where this vacancy announcement was
discovered to: [removed] Applications will be
reviewed as soon as they are received.

**********
News from The Russia House (travel agents):
The Russian Consulate has put a restriction on the number of Visa
applications they will accept each day – restrictions especially severe on
Thursdays and Fridays.
Russia House suggest a multientry visa.
Any questions call Barry on 0207 403 9922

********
Info for school and university teachers: NEW CD: WHY STUDY LANGUAGES?
The Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies Subject Centre (based at Univ of
Southampton) has launched a new CD designed to excite, educate and
encourage young people to continue with their language learning in KS4 and
beyond. The CD is divided into two parts:'The Language Lab' is aimed at
pupils in KS3 and KS4 and 'Why study languages' is aimed at pupils in KS4
and post-16. There are quizzes, powerpoint presentations and much much
more AND it comes with its own poster!
One free copy will be sent to the Modern Languages member of staff in HEIs
who is responsible for schools liaison. Additional copies can be purchased
by schools, colleges, universities and members of the public for
GBP15.00.
Further information about the CD and ordering procedure can be found on
the Subject Centre website – http://www.llas.ac.uk/whystudylanguages

*********
3 EVENTS SOUTH OF THE BORDER: 2 Shostakovich events + Shakespeare in
Russian

1) SHOSTAKOVICH ON FILM:
The biggest season of his work on film ever presented in this country,
including specially imported prints never before seen in the UK.
Mounted by The Barbican Film, in association with the UK Shostakovich
Society, to celebrate the centenary of Shostakovich's birth.
The first event:
"Testimony" (PG), dir. Tony Palmer, starring Ben Kingsley,
followed by a discussion with director Tony Palmer, John Riley (author of
"Dmitri Shostakovich: a Life in Film") and film writer Gareth Evans.
WHEN: Sunday, 11th June, 2:00pm
WHERE: The Barbican, London

"Testimony" is an extraordinary visual biography based on Solomon
Volkov's controversial book of the same name, painting Shostakovich as a
covert
dissident.

The season will then continue from Saturday 23rd September to Sunday 10th
December.
Dates of the screenings will be confirmed shortly and they will be
available on the UKSS website and the Barbican Cinema website
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=315&show=info

Other films that will be shown are:
(UK Premieres are marked UKP)

The Golden Mountains (1931), The Counterplan (1932), Love and Hate (1935,
UKP), The Girlfriends (1936, UKP), The Tale of the Priest and His Worker
Balda (1935), The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse (1940), The Adventures of
Korzinkina (1940, UKP), Zoya (1944), Simple People (1945 [released 1956],
UKP), Pirogov (1947, UKP), The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1952, UKP), The
Gadfly (1955, UKP), Cheryomushki (1962)

2) "SHOSTAKOVICH: Centenary Reflections", an International Conference,
organised by the UK Shostakovich Society
WHEN: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2006
WHERE: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

This conference will balance paper sessions with performances, workshops,
and lecture-recitals. The keynote speakers are Gerard McBurney (Royal
Academy of Music) and Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow).

Other speakers will include: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of
Cambridge), Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol), Aida Huseynova
(Baku Music Academy), Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University
of London), Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London), Francis Maes
(Universiteit Gent), John Riley (British Universities Film and Video
Council), Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory), Yevhen Stankovych (Kyiv
Conservatory), and Derek Hulme.

There will be piano recitals by Colin Stone and Alissa Firsova, and the
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, selected by Shostakovich to give the Western
premieres of his last three string quartets, will give two performances,
as well as participate in workshops and lecture-recitals.

For a copy of the full conference programme and a booking form, please
email:[removed] or [removed]
For more information please go to http://www.shostakovich-uk.com

3) "TWELFTH NIGHT" – performed in Russian!

WHEN: 13th – 17th June
WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2
http://www.barbican.org.uk
Box office: (0207) 638 8891

Chekhov International Theatre Festival's production, in association with
Cheek by Jowl
Directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod
Starring Alexander Feklistov, Dmitry Dyuzhev and Vladimir Vdovichenkov.
This extraordinary production has toured internationally to huge
acclaim.

"As exhilarating as champagne!" Le Monde, France

"Magical… Darkness and light, the dualities of good and evil, and the
possibilities of transvestism are all explored with hummingbird wit and
precision… it is the funniest of Twelfth Nights." The Guardian, UK

"The characters sing, suffer and make us roar with laughter with all
their
hearts. But into the hilarity, Donnellan infuses a mysterious secret
sadness…" Kommersant, Russia

DO YOU KNOW JACK GILLILAND?
The Herald (June 5) has a story about a Russian tycoon searching for his
long lost Scottish father – see
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/63389.html

**********
ACADEMIC POSTS ADVERTISED

1) UCL SSEES
The Department of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University College London, invites applications for a full-time
permanent Lectureship in Russian to start on 1st September 2006 or as soon
as possible thereafter.
Closing date: 18th June 2006. Interviews for this post will take place on
Wednesday 5th July.
More information: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk

2) UNIV OF CENTRAL ASIA (in Bishkek) SEEKS DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES &
RECRUITMENT
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of
Central Asia, and especially its vast mountain regions. It is the world's
first internationally chartered institution of higher education. The
International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private
University was signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic
and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered
with the United Nations. The Central Administration is in Bishkek, Kyrgyz
Republic.

The Director will develop and manage immediate and long-term strategies
for human resource systems and support services; work with academic and
administrative staff to identify, recruit, retain and train UCA staff and
faculty; and develop strategies that build human resource capacity in the
campus communities, including hiring and training opportunities.
The Director must have an advanced degree in human resource management,
higher education, or a related field; a minimum of seven years of
progressive experience demonstrating success in developing human
resources, recruitment systems, or policies in an institution of higher
education; and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional Information:
Preferred candidates for the above position will have previous related
experience in Central Asia, CIS countries, and/or the developing world.
Oral and written English fluency is required, and proficiency in Russian
or national languages is desirable. Some regional and international travel
will be required. UCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits
package.
Interested candidates should submit, in English, a curriculum vitae, list
of three professional references, and a covering letter explaining
interest in the position and where this vacancy announcement was
discovered to: [removed] Applications will be
reviewed as soon as they are received.

**********
News from The Russia House (travel agents):
The Russian Consulate has put a restriction on the number of Visa
applications they will accept each day – restrictions especially severe on
Thursdays and Fridays.
Russia House suggest a multientry visa.
Any questions call Barry on 0207 403 9922

********
Info for school and university teachers: NEW CD: WHY STUDY LANGUAGES?
The Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies Subject Centre (based at Univ of
Southampton) has launched a new CD designed to excite, educate and
encourage young people to continue with their language learning in KS4 and
beyond. The CD is divided into two parts:'The Language Lab' is aimed at
pupils in KS3 and KS4 and 'Why study languages' is aimed at pupils in KS4
and post-16. There are quizzes, powerpoint presentations and much much
more AND it comes with its own poster!
One free copy will be sent to the Modern Languages member of staff in HEIs
who is responsible for schools liaison. Additional copies can be purchased
by schools, colleges, universities and members of the public for
GBP15.00.
Further information about the CD and ordering procedure can be found on
the Subject Centre website – http://www.llas.ac.uk/whystudylanguages

*********
3 EVENTS SOUTH OF THE BORDER: 2 Shostakovich events + Shakespeare in
Russian

1) SHOSTAKOVICH ON FILM:
The biggest season of his work on film ever presented in this country,
including specially imported prints never before seen in the UK.
Mounted by The Barbican Film, in association with the UK Shostakovich
Society, to celebrate the centenary of Shostakovich's birth.
The first event:
"Testimony" (PG), dir. Tony Palmer, starring Ben Kingsley,
followed by a discussion with director Tony Palmer, John Riley (author of
"Dmitri Shostakovich: a Life in Film") and film writer Gareth Evans.
WHEN: Sunday, 11th June, 2:00pm
WHERE: The Barbican, London

"Testimony" is an extraordinary visual biography based on Solomon
Volkov's controversial book of the same name, painting Shostakovich as a
covert
dissident.

The season will then continue from Saturday 23rd September to Sunday 10th
December.
Dates of the screenings will be confirmed shortly and they will be
available on the UKSS website and the Barbican Cinema website
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=315&show=info

Other films that will be shown are:
(UK Premieres are marked UKP)

The Golden Mountains (1931), The Counterplan (1932), Love and Hate (1935,
UKP), The Girlfriends (1936, UKP), The Tale of the Priest and His Worker
Balda (1935), The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse (1940), The Adventures of
Korzinkina (1940, UKP), Zoya (1944), Simple People (1945 [released 1956],
UKP), Pirogov (1947, UKP), The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1952, UKP), The
Gadfly (1955, UKP), Cheryomushki (1962)

2) "SHOSTAKOVICH: Centenary Reflections", an International Conference,
organised by the UK Shostakovich Society
WHEN: Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2006
WHERE: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

This conference will balance paper sessions with performances, workshops,
and lecture-recitals. The keynote speakers are Gerard McBurney (Royal
Academy of Music) and Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow).

Other speakers will include: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of
Cambridge), Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol), Aida Huseynova
(Baku Music Academy), Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University
of London), Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London), Francis Maes
(Universiteit Gent), John Riley (British Universities Film and Video
Council), Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory), Yevhen Stankovych (Kyiv
Conservatory), and Derek Hulme.

There will be piano recitals by Colin Stone and Alissa Firsova, and the
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, selected by Shostakovich to give the Western
premieres of his last three string quartets, will give two performances,
as well as participate in workshops and lecture-recitals.

For a copy of the full conference programme and a booking form, please
email:[removed] or [removed]
For more information please go to http://www.shostakovich-uk.com

3) "TWELFTH NIGHT" – performed in Russian!

WHEN: 13th – 17th June
WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2
http://www.barbican.org.uk
Box office: (0207) 638 8891

Chekhov International Theatre Festival's production, in association with
Cheek by Jowl
Directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod
Starring Alexander Feklistov, Dmitry Dyuzhev and Vladimir Vdovichenkov.
This extraordinary production has toured internationally to huge
acclaim.

"As exhilarating as champagne!" Le Monde, France

"Magical… Darkness and light, the dualities of good and evil, and the
possibilities of transvestism are all explored with hummingbird wit and
precision… it is the funniest of Twelfth Nights." The Guardian, UK

"The characters sing, suffer and make us roar with laughter with all
their
hearts. But into the hilarity, Donnellan infuses a mysterious secret
sadness…" Kommersant, Russia

*****
DO YOU KNOW JACK GILLILAND?
The Herald (June 5) has a story about a Russian tycoon searching for his
long lost Scottish father – see
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/63389.html

**********
ACADEMIC POSTS ADVERTISED

1) UCL SSEES
The Department of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University College London, invites applications for a full-time
permanent Lectureship in Russian to start on 1st September 2006 or as soon
as possible thereafter.
Closing date: 18th June 2006. Interviews for this post will take place on
Wednesday 5th July.
More information: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk

2) UNIV OF CENTRAL ASIA (in Bishkek) SEEKS DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES &
RECRUITMENT
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of
Central Asia, and especially its vast mountain regions. It is the world's
first internationally chartered institution of higher education. The
International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private
University was signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic
and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered
with the United Nations. The Central Administration is in Bishkek, Kyrgyz
Republic.

The Director will develop and manage immediate and long-term strategies
for human resource systems and support services; work with academic and
administrative staff to identify, recruit, retain and train UCA staff and
faculty; and develop strategies that build human resource capacity in the
campus communities, including hiring and training opportunities.
The Director must have an advanced degree in human resource management,
higher education, or a related field; a minimum of seven years of
progressive experience demonstrating success in developing human
resources, recruitment systems, or policies in an institution of higher
education; and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional Information:
Preferred candidates for the above position will have previous related
experience in Central Asia, CIS countries, and/or the developing world.
Oral and written English fluency is required, and proficiency in Russian
or national languages is desirable. Some regional and international travel
will be required. UCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits
package.
Interested candidates should submit, in English, a curriculum vitae, list
of three professional references, and a covering letter explaining
interest in the position and where this vacancy announcement was
discovered to: [removed] Applications will be
reviewed as soon as they are received.

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