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Xmas Party & recent deaths

10th December 2008

Dear member of The Great Britain-Russia Society
(1) Please note that the Christmas Dinner & Party is now fully booked, so
we are unable to accept any further last minute reservations.

(2) In recent days we have been informed of the sad deaths of two very
distinguished members of the Society.

Lady Jill Braithwaite, wife of Britain's former Ambassador to the USSR and
the Russian Federation (1988-1992) and Chairman of The Britain-Russia &
British East-West Centres from 1994-2000 has passed away at the age of 71.
Lady Braithwaite was the driving force in the setting up and running of
The BEARR TRUST.

Sir Curtis Keeble GCMG, Britain's former Ambassador to the USSR
(1978-1982) and Chairman of the GB-USSR Association and the Britain-Russia
and British East-West Centres from 1984-1994 (where he was widely liked
and respected) has passed away at the age of 86.

Any members who wish to send letters or cards of condolence should address
the envelopes to Mr. Andrew Baptista, Hon. Secretary of The Great
Britain-Russia Society, 6 Dairyman Close, London NW2 1EP. Mark the
envelope 'for the attention of Sir Rodric Braithwaite' or 'for the
attention of Lady Keeble' – whichever the case may be. Andrew will forward
the letters to Sir Rodric or Lady Keeble.

Yours sincerely
Daniel Salbstein
Talks Organiser.

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