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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  

“Estonia & Russia: 100 years of poor relations”. 18th November 2018

To all members of The Great Britain-Russia Society Ever since early in the 20th century (and even before) relations between the 3 Baltic states and Tsarist Russia/The USSR and then The Russian Federation have been tense. This Thursday’s talk on November 22nd at The Open Russia Foundation 67 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP is on Estonia (a Baltic state with a high percentage of ethnic Russians, about 30%). Guest speaker Mr. Neil Taylor is a top expert on Estonia and on Estonian-Russian relations. We still have some available seats, so do make an effort to come. Our Hon Membership Secretary…
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BEAR Trust annual conference 16 November 9th November 2018

Dear All From the BEARR Trust Dear Friends and Colleagues, This is our last reminder about the upcoming BEARR Trust’s Annual Conference, to be held on Friday 16th November 2018 at 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH, on the theme of “Disability and Inclusion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. We shall be looking at issues such as: attitudes to people with disabilities, stigma, inclusive education and training, leaving care, accommodation, supported living, accessibility, and employment and employers.   The speakers presenting will be from NGOs in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and the UK, sharing insights and stories, challenges…
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7th November. LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN”. MR. JOHN MASSEY-STEWART 4th November 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that our next talk is “Lucy and Alatau” at Pushkin House on Wednesday 7th November. Best wishes Ute Wednesday 7th November, Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA 6.30 for 7pm.   “THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU: THE ATKINSONS’ AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA & KAZAKHSTAN”.  MR. JOHN MASSEY-STEWART(AN ILLUSTRATED TALK)   Thomas William Atkinson (1799-1861), was an architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist. Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, but now unjustly forgotten, he spent nearly 7 years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation…
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BEARR Trust Annual conference 16 November 1st November 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues, You are warmly invited to the BEARR Trust’s Annual Conference, to be held on Friday 16th November 2018 at 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH, on the theme of “Disability and Inclusion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. We shall be looking at issues such as: attitudes to people with disabilities, stigma, inclusive education and training, leaving care, accommodation, supported living, accessibility, and employment and employers.   The speakers presenting will be from NGOs in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and the UK, sharing insights and stories, challenges and victories of their everyday hard work. How…
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IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph) 28th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that the Open Russia Club has moved to 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP. Best wishes Ute

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