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Cancellation of GB-Russia Society Annual Members Meeting and Spring talks programme 19th March 2020

Dear Member, Thank you for all responses to last Thursday’s email. In the light of official advice about the developing COVID-19 pandemic since then, the Committee has with regret decided that it has no option but to cancel the 26 March AMM and to postpone all Spring programme talks presently scheduled until the end of April. The Committee commends to you the Chairman’s Report, which summarises the Society’s activities over the last year, and which is contained within the Report & Accounts that were attached with my email of 12 March (together with the Agenda and Minutes of last year’s…
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Cancellation of GB-Russia Society Annual Members Meeting and Spring talks programme 19th March 2020

Dear GB-Russia Society member, Thank you for all responses to last Thursday’s email. In the light of official advice about the developing COVID-19 pandemic since then, the Committee has with regret decided that it has no option but to cancel the 26 March AMM and to postpone all Spring programme talks presently scheduled until the end of April. The Committee commends to you the Chairman’s Report, which summarises the Society’s activities over the last year, and which is contained within the Report & Accounts that were attached with my email of 12 March (together with the Agenda and Minutes of…
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Cancellation of GB-Russia Society Annual Members Meeting and Spring talks programme 19th March 2020

Dear Member, Thank you for all responses to last Thursday’s email. In the light of official advice about the developing COVID-19 pandemic since then, the Committee has with regret decided that it has no option but to cancel the 26 March AMM and to postpone all Spring programme talks presently scheduled until the end of April. The Committee commends to you the Chairman’s Report, which summarises the Society’s activities over the last year, and which is contained within the Report & Accounts that were attached with my email of 12 March (together with the Agenda and Minutes of last year’s…
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GB-Russia Society Annual Members Meeting on 26 March at 5:45 for 6 pm at Pushkin House 12th March 2020

Dear GB-Russia Society Member, As advised in the New Year edition of East-West Review and on our website (https://gbrussia.org/programme/), the Annual Members Meeting (AMM) of The Great Britain-Russia Society will be held at Pushkin House on Thursday 26 March before Marat Shterin’s talk on ‘Vera and Vlast: Religion’s Role in Russian Politics’. It will be at 5:45 pm for 6 pm and followed by drinks before the talk begins at 7 pm. You are encouraged to review the attached the Agenda, Minutes of last year’s AMM and the Reports & Accounts, including the Chairman’s Report, for the year ended 30 June…
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‘Traditional Values’ and the Law in Putin’s Russia’ 11 March Open Russia Club 8th March 2020

Dear All, This is an automated message   Wednesday 11th March at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP   ‘Traditional Values’ and the Law in Putin’s Russia   Jane Henderson   Vladimir Putin came to power promising a ‘dictatorship of the law’. Since 2012 he has consciously built a more socially conservative regime, emphasising opposition to ‘non-traditional sexual relations’ and promoting ‘traditional values’. How has Russia’s ‘conservative turn’ interacted with the Kremlin’s formal legal and constitutional obligations?   Jane Henderson, a King’s College London affiliate educated at the University of London, is a retired academic lawyer. She has written widely on…
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We Are Building Capitalism! Moscow in Transition 1992–1997 24th February 2020

Dear All This is an automated reminder   Wednesday 26th February at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP  at 18:30 for 19:00   We Are Building Capitalism! Moscow in Transition 1992–1997   Robert Stephenson   Few cities have undergone transitions as enormous as that endured by Moscow in the wake of the Soviet collapse. Robert Stephenson takes us on an illustrated tour of the Russian capital’s transformation with his photographs of a remarkable city in an extraordinary historical moment.   Robert Stephenson is a photographer and the author of We Are Building Capitalism! Moscow in transition 1992–1997 (2019). A former UK senior civil servant…
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An event at Pushkin House that might be of interest 5th February 2020

hello all   please find below details of a poetry event be t Tuesday at Pushkin House which might be of interest to the membership. PROPHETIC POEMS BY RUSSIAN POETS  –  Pushkin Club, Pushkin House – 7.00 pm, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 In English, with readings of poems in English and Russian The Pushkin Club continues the celebration of its 65th Anniversary with an Evening dedicated to the prophetic visions of the greatest Russian poets. Poems by poets of the Golden Age, the Silver Age and the latter part of the 20th century will be read in Russian and in English translation. These poems contain amazing prophesies…
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The future of protest in Russia on Thursday 30 January 28th January 2020

hello all attendees of the lecture on thursday just  quick reminder that thus lecture is not in any of our usual locations. The location and directions are available on the website and are also produced here below. our talks organiser Lincoln Pigman will also be in reception and will have the attendance list. Thursday 30th January – 6.00pm for 6.15pm at Kings College London, Bush House (Room 2.09 in the southeast wing), 300 The Strand, London, WC2R IAE. The entrance to use for The south east wing is on the Strand opposite the main Kings College building. Once inside, please go…
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Two-day intensive seminar in advanced Russian 22nd January 2020

Dear All Received from Andrew Jameson. Best wishes Ute   Seminar Programme (full programme of lectures available on the website)   The two-day intensive seminar in advanced Russian 2020 offers a stimulating lecture programme, aimed at teachers, translators and interpreters of Russian, as well as all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia. Two senior lecturers from St Petersburg, Russia, each read four lectures per day, in parallel, on a selection of topics covering both Russian linguistics and ‘stranovedenie’ (country studies, including Russian literature, culture, education and history). Participants choose from one of…
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St Gregory’s Foundation vacancy 21st January 2020

Dear All Please see email below from the St Gregory’s Foundation.  If you are interested in finding out more about their vacancy, please contact Julia Ashmore. Best wishes Ute St Gregory’s Foundation is looking for a part-time Assistant to take on some administrative work, liaising with Russian charity projects and providing assistance for our sole employee.  www.stgregorysfoundation.org.uk/get-involved/work-for-st-gregorys-foundation/ Kind regards,   Julia Ashmore, Executive Secretary The St. Gregory’s Foundation Helping vulnerable families and children in Russia and Georgia UK registered charity 1002469 www.stgregorysfoundation.org.uk Tel. +44(0)203 372 4992  

Yekaterina Schulmann – The Future of Protest in -Thursday 30 January 17th January 2020

Dear All, Just to let you know that the talk on 30 January is completely full.  Everyone who has booked online or with me has a seat. Best wishes Ute

New Russias 2020 Festival 7-9 February 17th January 2020

Dear All, I thought you might like to know about this event taking place in Manchester 7-9 February. Best wishes Ute   New Russias 2020 – the first UK festival dedicated to contemporary Russian culture – 7-9 February 2020, Manchester, UK. New Russias is a brand-new initiative aimed at introducing contemporary Russian culture to the British public in all its diversity and richness. The festival takes place over three days and five different venues in Manchester, showcasing the newest and most exciting trends in Russian literature, music, cinema, and visual arts.  Free registration for the symposium and booking for the festival…
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PARTY CELEBRATING RUSSIA’S NEW YEAR-OLD STYLE 2nd January 2020

Dear All, Happy New Year! Just to let you know that there are still places available for the Old Russian New Year party at POSK on Saturday 11 January.  If you would like to join us, please could you book online, send me a cheque (to 43 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EN, made out to the GB Russia Society) or email me by Saturday evening so that I can let POSK have numbers and menu choices. Please see details below:   “THE GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA SOCIETY’s PARTY CELEBRATING RUSSIA’S NEW YEAR-OLD STYLE will be held in the…
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Old New Year Party on Saturday, 11 January at POSK 17th December 2019

Dear All,   A number of you have already booked for our Old New Year Party on Saturday, 11 January – one of the social highlights of the Society’s year.   This is just to let you know that places are still available for this event.   If you haven’t yet decided, may I draw your attention to the following:   We’re holding our party at a different – and livelier – venue this year: POSK (Polish Social and Cultural Centre), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, which is a short walk from Ravenscourt Park Tube. The food at POSK is excellent and…
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Russian Old New Year Party at POSK on Saturday 11 January 2020 12th November 2019

Dear All,   Just to let you know that you can pay online or by cheque for the Old Russian New Year party, to be held at POSK, the Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith.   Please see details and booking form attached.   Best wishes Ute  

Russian church bazaar 14 December 11th November 2019

Dear All,   You may like to know that the Russian Church bazaar will take place at St Mary Abbotts Hall on Saturday 14 December at 12:00 – 16:00.   Best wishes   Ute  

13th November at Open Russia Club: Politics beyond the Kremlin: Developments in Russia’s regions 10th November 2019

This is an automated message Wednesday 13th November at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP. Talk is at 1830 for 1900.   Politics beyond the Kremlin: Developments in Russia’s regions by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova   Coverage of Russia, both academically and in the mainstream press is overwhelmingly focused on the Kremlin and the capital. However, Russia’s regions play an important role in the country’s national political development, and one that is only growing as more and more Russians outside of Moscow become willing to take to the streets on issues from pension reform to waste management. With Kremlin politics in a state of uncertainty…
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Friday 15th November BEARR’s Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls at CAN Mezzanine, Borough 5th November 2019

Received from the BEARR Trust ** Please note that our address changed in January. Our conference on Friday 15th November will be held at: CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.  We have just eleven days until our conference on Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia! Haven’t got a ticket yet? Click here to book via our website or alternatively, via Eventbrite. Please note that Eventbrite charges a booking fee.   The finalised programme boasts speakers from Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the UK and promises a full day of insightful and…
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Carnegie Moscow Center 21st October 2019

Dear All  This might be of interest Best wishes Ute From: Carnegie Moscow Center <info@nullcarnegie.ru> Date: 18 October 2019 at 14:23:25 BST Subject: The Way Forward for Russia and the EU, Rehabilitating Stalin, Ukraine’s Toxic History Politics, and More Reply-To: info@nullcarnegie.ru The Global Think Tank Russia Facing Europe: A Provisional Road Map Dmitri Trenin argues that new security architecture in Europe will grow out of Moscow’s ongoing confrontation with Washington, and China’s relationships with Russia and the United States. Read Online Commentary and Analysis Putin Welcomes Stalin Back to the Pantheon Foreign Affairs | The Putin regime has no achievements of…
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Pushkin Club: An Evening in Commemoration of Father Alexander Men’ – 7.00 pm, Tuesday, 22 October 17th October 2019

Pushkin Club: An Evening in Commemoration of Father Alexander Men’ – 7.00 pm, Tuesday, 22 October     This event may be of interest to members.  Next Tuesday, 22 October the Pushkin Club will be commemorating Father Alexander Men’ (22 January 1935 – 9 September 1990) by an event which will be dedicated to Russian poetry on religious and spiritual themes.   The ‘old’ Pushkin Club – which was then based in Ladbroke Grove  – held an evening in April 1991  in memory of Father Alexander. In the course of that Evening, poems were read on religious and spiritual themes – including…
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SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST Act of Remembrance – Sunday 10 November 2019 – 12.30pm 14th October 2019

SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST   MEMORIAL TO THE 27,000,000 SOVIET WAR DEAD 1941-1945 Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London Borough of Southwark (adjacent to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ) Act of Remembrance – Sunday 10 November 2019 – 12.30pm   You are cordially invited to join the Trustees of the Soviet War Memorial Trust (SWMT) at the annual Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, 10 November 2019 starting at 12.30pm. Participants should gather in front of the main entrance to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ by 12.15pm. From there they will process to the nearby Memorial.          Invitees include the Mayor…
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16 October: Russia’s Relations with the West: Is the West’s strategy for dealing with Russia fit for purpose? 10th October 2019

This is an automated message Wednesday 16th October at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP Russia’s Relations with the West: Is the West’s strategy for dealing with Russia fit for purpose?   Ruth Deyermond and Malcolm Chalmers   The advent of the Ukraine crisis in 2014 began a period of more open confrontation and conflict between Russia and the West. Outside of the Donbass the conflict has deepened and resulted in more ‘incidents’, from the Skripal poisoning to military confrontation between US and Russian forces in Syria. The sanctions regime constructed in 2014 has clearly failed to change Russia’s behaviour, but does the West…
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Microsoft keyboard 7th October 2019

Dear All, One of our members is offering – free of charge:   – “Microsoft Wired Keyboard”;   – a full size, “straight”, MS keyboard – i.e., not a “curve” design;   – keys are identified both as Roman (top LHS corners of the letter keys), and, in equal size, Cyrillic (bottom RHS corners of the letter keys;   – bought in Moscow, a few years ago;   – little used, and in mint condition.   Please email me if you are interested.   Best wishes Ute    

Ukrainian Politics after the 2019 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Thursday 3rd October at Pushkin House, 27th September 2019

Dear All This is an automated reminder   Thursday 3rd October at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA   Ukrainian Politics after the 2019 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections   Andrew Wilson, Sarah Whitmore & Orysia Lutsevych   2019 was a monumental year for Ukrainian politics with Volodymyr Zelenskiy comfortably capturing the presidency, and his Servant of the People party achieving the first overall Rada majority in Ukraine’s post-Soviet history. While the course of the Zelenskiy administration is difficult to project, given the ongoing conflict in the Donbass, Crimea, and his own lack of political background, the elections themselves are a milestone in Ukraine’s democratic transition. This roundtable will explore the…
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Visits by Russian journalists – Autumn 2019 26th September 2019

Dear All, Members of the Society may be interested to know that the Thomson Reuters Foundation has for the third consecutive year arranged a programme this autumn of week-long, working press visits to London and the UK for small groups of Russian journalists. The programme is funded by the British Embassy in Moscow. The programme organiser is Richard Meares, a London-based Russian-speaking journalist and journalism trainer for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Each visit will focus on a different theme. The first group, which came here during the week of 16th September, concentrated on diplomacy and international relations. The Foreign Office…
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