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Pushkin House

12th April 2007

Dear All

Received from Pushkin House.

Best wishes
Ute

Please see details about a special presentation by publishers ROSSPEN and
GARF (The State Archive of the Russian Federation) which will take place
at Pushkin House on Thursday 18 April, 6.30 pm.

REMEMBERING THE PAST; THREE PUBLICATIONS BY ROSSPEN AND GARF

A presentation by

Andrey Sorokin, Director-General of ROSSPEN and

Sergey Mironenko, Director of the State Archive of the Russian Federation

The Russian Political Encyclopedia (or “ROSSPEN”) is one of Russia’s most
important contemporary publishers in the socio-humanitarian sphere and
publisher of the latest archival documents on the history of Russia and
the Soviet Union. Major works in this field are the results of wide
international cooperation.

The History of Stalin’s Gulag, a collection of documents in 7 Volumes, was
published in 2005 with forewords by Robert Conquest and Alexander
Solzhenitsyn. The compilers, headed by Sergey Mironenko, were awarded the
Gold Medal of the Ombudsman in the Russian Federation. The publication
includes material sifted from files only recently released to the public.

At the end of the 2006 ROSSPEN published an album of reminiscences and
drawings by Yefrosinia Kersnovskaya, a well-known Gulag prisoner. The book
is of historical, political and artistic value.

The most recent joint work of ROSSPEN and the State Archives is A Book of
Pogroms; 1918 – 1922, published at the beginning of 2007. The book brings
to light data on pogroms conducted during the Civil War and which heralded
the Holocaust.

ROSSPEN’s presentation at Pushkin House will introduce these and other
projects dealing with Russia’s tragic history in the 20th century.

Admission; free. Refreshments available. Please note that we are also
showing Playing the Victim, the brilliant film by Kirill Serebrennikov
after the presentation.

'THE SEA WILL DROWN'
POETRY EVENING BY NEGAR
WITH SOME TRANSLATIONS READ BY RICHARD McKANE

Negar is a poet in love with word-play, able to use the full resonance of
the
Russian language. It makes her peculiarly difficult to translate
particularly in
playful poems exploring her emotional life. She reads beautifully and
knows how
to communicate her own passion to an audience.
It should be a memorable evening.
Elaine Feinstein Poet

At once reminsicent of the poems of Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva her poems are
totally her own. Negar's poetry has revelations, intimacy, a combination
of
innocence and wisdom.
Richard McKane Poet and Translator

PUSHKIN HOUSE TUESDAY 17 APRIL
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LONDON WC1A 2TA

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www.pushkinhouse.org.uk or call our Box Office on 020 7269 9770 between
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Assistant Director

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United Kingdom

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