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“From Fashion to Faberge: RussianDecorative Arts in the British Royal Collection” 20th March 2019

Dear Fellow members of The GB-Russia Society Above is the precise title of the illustrated talk to be given next Wednesday 27th March 6.30pm for 7.00 pm at The Open Russia Foundation 67 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP. We were still waiting fore it when the programme went to print. Ms. Caroline de Guitaut, Joint Curator of this Major Exhibition, is a an international expert on Faberge, and has written many books about this world renowned master jeweller. There will be some fabulous illustrations. We still have some spare places, so if You have not already booked, please do so…
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AGM followed by “ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH” at Pushkin House Tuesday 5 March. AGM at 17:45 and lecture at 19:00 2nd March 2019

  Dear All This is an automated reminder   Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square WC1A 2TA from 5.45 pm   THE AGM OF THE GB-RUSSIA SOCIETY   Complimentary wine reception at 5.45pm. AGM starts at 6.00pm.   Please make sure to attend. We need a quorum.   Then ordinary wine reception at 6.30 or 6.45 pm. Talk starts at 7.00 pm   “ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH”   AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE   MRS. BARBARA EMERSON   HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE GB-RUSSIA SOCIETY   There was mounting evidence that Russia, using the latest technology, the telegraph, was…
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Visit to SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB on 2 March 2019 20th February 2019

Dear All,   This is an automated message: Ralph Gibson, Hon Secretary of the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) has invited GBRS members for a tour of the centre, followed by a lecture by Andrew Jameson on 2 March 2019.  Please see details below.  If you would like to join the tour at 12:00, please let me know on membership@gbrussia.org.  If you would like to attend Andrew Jameson’s talk at 14:00, (if you haven’t already) please could you let Ralph know on ruslibrary@scrss.org.uk.           The SCRSS is a library and cultural centre, based…
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PUSHKIN’S LOVE LYRICS: PUSHKIN CLUB – 7.00 pm, TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY, PUSHKIN HOUSE 16th February 2019

Dear All, You might be interested in this Pushkin Club event. Best wishes Ute PUSHKIN’S LOVE LYRICS: PUSHKIN CLUB – 7.00 pm, TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY, PUSHKIN HOUSE An evening in English and Russian hosted by the Pushkin Club, devoted to Pushkin’s love lyrics.  This will include Pushkin’s most popular love poems, amongst others – I loved you: in my heart, perhaps…; To*** (That moment comes to me again); and My beauty, do not sing to me…  The poems will be recited in Russian by Alla Gelich and read in English translation by two guest readers, Lucy Daniels and Penelope Dimond….
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Pushkin’s Love Lyrics – Pushkin Club, 7.000 PM, Tuesday, 26th February 2019 16th February 2019

Dear All You might be interested in this Pushkin Club event. Best wishes Ute   Pushkin’s Love Lyrics – Pushkin Club, 7.000 PM, Tuesday, 26th February 2019 An evening in English and Russian, devoted to Pushkin’s love lyrics. This will include Pushkin’s most popular love poems, amongst others – Я вас любил, любовь ещё, быть может… // I loved you: in my heart, perhaps…; К* (Я помню чудное мгновенье) // To*** (That moment comes to me again) ; and Не пой, красавица, при мне… // My beauty, do not sing to me… The poems will be recited in Russian by…
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“KEY TRENDS IN RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THREAT PERCEPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY” Monday 18 February at Open Russia 12th February 2019

Dear All This is an automated message:   Monday 18th February 2019 at Open Russia Club 67 Wimpole St. London W1G 8AP at 6.30 for 7pm   “KEY TRENDS IN RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THREAT PERCEPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY”   MR. MATHIEU BOULEGE (in immaculate English)   Russia  is acting as a judge, jury and executioner of the current rules-based, Western– led international order. The talk will explore Moscow’s real and imagined security and threat perceptions as well as address the role of internal factors in Russian foreign policy trajectories. From the place of international  sanctions to ‘hybrid warfare’…
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“KEY TRENDS IN RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THREAT PERCEPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY” Monday 18 February at Open Russia 12th February 2019

Dear All This is an automated message:   Monday 18th February 2019 at Open Russia Club 67 Wimpole St. London W1G 8AP at 6.30 for 7pm   “KEY TRENDS IN RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THREAT PERCEPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY”   MR. MATHIEU BOULEGE (in immaculate English)   Russia  is acting as a judge, jury and executioner of the current rules-based, Western– led international order. The talk will explore Moscow’s real and imagined security and threat perceptions as well as address the role of internal factors in Russian foreign policy trajectories. From the place of international  sanctions to ‘hybrid warfare’…
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“CRIMEA – A HSTORY” 31st January 2019

Apologies – I meant Wednesday 6 February – not January! Best wishes Ute

“CRIMEA – A HSTORY” Wednesday 6th February at 67 Wimpole Street 31st January 2019

Please note that the next talk is on Wednesday 6th January not on 11 January as is printed on the back of the Journal.     Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 67 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP, at 6.30 for 7.00 pm   “CRIMEA – A HSTORY”   PROFESSOR NEIL KENT, associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University   In 2014 Crimea shaped the headlines much as it did some 160 years ago, when the Crimean War pitted Britain, France and Turkey against Russia. Yet few books have been published on the history of the peninsula. For many…
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The book “Crimea. A History” 30th January 2019

Dear fellow Members of The Great Britain – Russia Society, At our meeting on Wednesday February 6th at 67 Wimpole Street Professor Neil Kent’s recent book (in hardback) “Crimea. A History” will be on sale to members. The retail price is £25.00 but it will be on sale to members and guests and non members at just £15.00 per copy. Please bring the exact money. WE look forward to seeing as many of You as possible. Best wishes Daniel Salbstein (talks organizer).

Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs – pls note the date is Wednesday 27 March not Thursday 20th January 2019

  Dear All Just to confirm that the date of the end of March meeting (Wednesday 27th) is correctly scheduled on the website, but is incorrect on the printed booking form sent out with the East West journal. The booking form says Thursday March 27 (instead of Wednesday).  Apologies for the confusion. Best wishes Ute  

Land of Stone Flowers 17th January 2019

Dear All From Robert Chandler. Best wishes Ute This book is quite wonderful and by all accounts Jane (the translator) is an unusually gifted speaker. Do come, if at all possible, to Pushkin House (Bloomsbury) on 22 Jan to hear her speak about it: https://tinyurl.com/yateqwvj I have never seen such unanimously enthusiastic reviews on Amazon And here is a link to Jane’s evening at Pushkin House (22 Jan): http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2019/1/22/the-land-of-stone-flowers Jane was once a professional ice-skater and she brings that grace, deftness and lightness of touch into all her work. Do come if you can – and forward this to friends. …
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Land of Stone Flowers – Pushkin House 22 January 17th January 2019

  Happy New Year and all the very best for 2019! Information about a event at Pushkin House – received from Robert Chandler. Best wishes Ute Tuesday, January 22, 2019 19:00 20:30   An evening with Translator Jane Bugaeva, talking about the challenges of translating this unusual book, an experience that will be useful for translators working with difficult material. Jane will be introduced by Robert Chandler. This event is organised by the Pushkin Club group – Please book on the Pushkin House website..  

The death of Professor Richard Freeborn 16th January 2019

Dear Members of The Great Britain-Russia Society We are extremely sad to announce the death on January 1st 2019, at the age of 92, of Emeritus Professor Richard Freeborn. He was a longtime and great supporter of the Society and the predecessor organisations, delivered many fascinating lectures, and wrote several beautifully crafted articles for the Society’s journal. His cremation will take place on Thursday January 24th at 3.00pm at The Kingston (upon Thames) Crematorium, Bonner Hill Road, Kingston on Thames KT1 3EZ. The 85 bus goes from Putney High Street to Kingston (but I am not sure how near to…
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New year party 4th January 2019

hello and happy UK New Year A reminder that the society’s Russian New Year party is taking place on Saturday January 12 at the Civil Service Club in London. We still have a few places available. Full details are on the website. The cost (£26) includes welcome drink, 3 course dinner, half bottle of wine or soft drinks and Russian singers. Booking/payment is possible either on line through the  website or by contacting our treasurer – Jenny Alexander at jenny.alexander@btinternet.com Ute Lynch is currently away on holiday so new bookings need to be made through Jenny at this stage. yours…
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New year Party and lectures 3rd January 2019

hello happy UK New Year to all our members. a quick reminder that we are celebrating Russian New Year on Saturday January 12 at the civil service club. The price for the evening (£26) includes a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, half bottle of wine and Russian entertainment. We have a few spaces left if members and their friends/guests would like to attend. If you are interested in coming along please contact Jenny Alexander (the Treasurer) on jenny.alexander@btinternet.com to reserve a space and find out how to pay. Alternatively you can book/pay on line through the society’s website. i hope…
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New year Party and lectures 3rd January 2019

hello happy UK New Year to all our members. a quick reminder that we are celebrating Russian New Year on Saturday January 12 at the civil service club. The price for the evening (£26) includes a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, half bottle of wine and Russian entertainment. We have a few spaces left if members and their friends/guests would like to attend. If you are interested in coming along please contact Jenny Alexander (the Treasurer) on jenny.alexander@btinternet.com to reserve a space and find out how to pay. Alternatively you can book/pay on line through the society’s website. i hope…
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New year party and lecture dates 3rd January 2019

hello happy UK New Year to all our members. a quick reminder that we are celebrating Russian New Year on Saturday January 12 at the civil service club. The price for the evening (£26) includes a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, half bottle of wine and Russian entertainment. We have a few spaces left if members and their friends/guests would like to attend. If you are interested in coming along please contact Jenny Alexander (the Treasurer) on jenny.alexander@btinternet.com to reserve a space and find out how to pay. Alternatively you can book/pay on line through the society’s website. i hope…
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SANCTIONS, WAR AND THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY”. Dr. Richard Connolly Wednesday 19 December, Pushkin House 16th December 2018

  This is an automated reminder Wednesday 19th December, at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square London WC1A2TA 6.30 for 7pm. “SANCTIONS, WAR AND THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY” by Dr Richard Connolly, Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES).   Dr Richard Connolly will give a talk entitled “SANCTIONS, WAR AND THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY”.  Dr. Richard Connolly is Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) University of Birmingham, and an Associate Fellow on the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He has been HIGHLY recommended by Mr. James Nixey (the Head of the…
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A superb replacement talk on Wednesday December 19th 7th December 2018

To all members of The Gb-Russia Society Luke Harding is being flown by “The Guardian” to the USA, so he has had to postpone his talk to us. However, we shall have a talk in its place “SANCTIONS, WAR AND THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY”. This will be given by Dr. Richard Connolly, Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) University of Birmingham, and an Associate Fellow on the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He has been HIGHLY recommended by Mr. James Nixey (the Head of the Russia & Eurasia Programme at Chatham House) as an…
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ROYALTY AND THE ROMANOVS Monday 10 December 6th December 2018

Dear All This is an automated reminder Monday 10 December 2018, at the Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street W1G 8AP, at 6.30 for 7.00 pm.  “THIS THORNY THRONE:  RUSSIA, ROYALTY AND THE ROMANOVS”AN ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION by Stephen Patterson   Royal Collection Trust is staging the exhibition Russia: Royalty & the Romanov at The Queen’sGallery, Buckingham Palace from 9 November 2018 – 28 April 2019. This exhibition, the first on the subject drawn solely from the Royal Collection, is devoted to Russia and the interaction of the British and Russian Royal families. It will feature a wide range of works;…
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RUSSIAN OLD YEAR – NEW YEAR PARTY Saturday 12 January 2019 5th December 2018

Saturday 12 January 2019, The Civil Service Club, 13-15 Gt. Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ at 6.30pm.  THE GREAT BRITAIN-RUSSIA SOCIETY’S  RUSSIAN OLD YEAR – NEW YEAR PARTY   Welcome drink, 3 course a la carte dinner, musical entertainment with Russian songs fromThe 5 strong group “Russian Souvenir” in national costume. We welcome members and guests.   £26 per person including half a bottle of house wine (or mineral water or soft drinks)   THE SOCIETY’S MAJOR SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE RUSSIAN ATMOSPHERE. LIMITED SEATING. SO BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACES!   PAYMENT FOR THIS EVENT BY CHEQUE PLEASE TO…
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Visit to SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB on 2 March 2019 30th November 2018

Dear All,   Ralph Gibson, Hon Secretary of the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) has invited GBRS members for a tour of the centre followed by a lecture by Andrew Jameson on 2 March 2019.  Please see details below.  If you would like to join the tour, please let me know on membership@gbrussia.org.  If you would like to attend Andrew Jameson’s talk, please could you let Ralph know on ruslibrary@scrss.org.uk.   The SCRSS is a library and cultural centre, based in Brixton, that promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet…
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Luke Harding talk at Pushkin House on 19 December 24th November 2018

Dear All Just to let you know that the Luke Harding talk on Collusion: How Russia helped Trump win is completely full.  Everyone who has paid on line or booked with me has a seat. If you find you are unable to come, please let me know and I will offer your seat to someone on the reserve list. Many thanks Ute

Russian Christmas Bazaar Saturday 8 December 23rd November 2018

Russian Christmas Bazaar Russian Orthodox Church in London Ecumenical Patriarchate Saturday 8th December 2018 12 – 4pm Saint Mary Abbots Church Hall Vicarage Gate W8 off Kensington Church Street Closest underground: High Street Kensington Buses: 9, 27, 28, 52, 328 Traditional Russian Presents, Books, Linen, Antiques, Toys, Bric-à-brac, Grand Draw and of course Delicious Russian Food, including Borsch, Pirozhky, Cakes and Tea Ежегодный рождественный РУССКИЙ БАЗАР Прихода успения божией матери ВП Суббота 8 декабря с 12:00 до 16:00  

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