Dear Members and Friends,
Happy New Year to you all!
Dr Simon Pirani will address the Society next Monday, 17 January at the
usual time of 6.30 for 7 pm on 'Russia's Oil and Gas Resources: Weapon or
Curse? in Pushkin House, as usual. Please book tickets for this event if
you wish to attend and have not yet done so. It promises to be a
I have also arranged for Dr Pirani's highly acclaimed book 'Change in
Putin's Russia' to be available for purchase at the discounted price of
£12 to our members: Amazon are charging £17.05, so it's a great saving and
Dr Pirani will be happy to sign your copy and make it personal for you.
Hope you can come and join us and looking forward to seeing you all.
P.S. By now you should have received the Winter 2010 copy of the
East-West Review, which was posted out a couple of days later than usual
because of the weather. A couple of copies have never arrived, which is
unusual – the Post Office usually does a good job, but things can go wrong
at Xmas time, especially when the weather was so bad. If your membership
is up-to-date and you haven't received your copy, please let me know and I
shall send you a replacement.