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Pushkin House programme for 18th April

13th April 2007

Dear all,
Please find below an addition to the Pushkin House programme you were
recently sent.

With best wishes
Anna

I trust you received our recent bulletin about events at Pushkin House in
April, May and June. By way of addition 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 Wednesday
18th 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.

And don’t forget the reading by Azeri poet Negar Hasan-Zadeh at Pushkin
House on 17 April.

For information about all of our events, please go to our website at
www.pushkinhouse.org.uk or call our Box Office on 020 7269 9770 between
2pm and 6pm.

Jenny Levitan
Assistant Director
PUSHKIN HOUSE
5A Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7269 9770
F: +44 (0) 20 3116 0151
M: +44 (0) 7950 567852
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