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“GERMANY’S RUSSIA CHALLENGE” MR. JOHN LOUGH on 8 May at the Open Russia Club 11th April 2019

Dear All, The next session’s talks are now listed on our website.  The first one is on: Wednesday 8th May 2019, at 67 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP, at 6.30 pm for 7.00pm   “GERMANY’S RUSSIA CHALLENGE”    MR. JOHN LOUGH   Of all European countries, Germany cares the most about Russia. Common historical and cultural experience is central to Germany’s view of Russia and its instinctive desire to include Russia in European affairs. After the collapse of the USSR, Germany invested considerable effort in building political, economic, cultural and human links with Russia in the hope that they would…
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Russia on the Couch – Full 6th April 2019

Dear All, Just to let you know that the next talk “Russia on the Couch” is completely full.  Everyone who has booked has a seat. If you have booked and are no longer able to come, please let me know and I will offer your seat to someone on the reserve list. Thanks and best wishes Ute

Saturday 6th April 2019. Group Visit to The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. 4th April 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019. Group Visit  to The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Dear All, This is the Major Exhibition on “Royalty & The Romanovs” covering 300 years of history and running from November 9th 2018 until April 29th 2019.    We will assemble outside the entrance to The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace Road by 10.45 am on Saturday. We look forward to seeing all those on the list.  If you haven’t paid yet, but would like to join us, please let me know tomorrow (Friday).   GROUP PRICES PER PERSON          Adult        …
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Soviet War Memorial Trust Thursday 9 May 4th April 2019

SWMT Reply Form 2019.pdf 222 KB Dear All Received from the SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST  Best wishes Ute   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) Victory Day – Thursday 9 May 2019 – 11.00am To mark the 74th anniversary of the Allied Victory over Fascism, you are cordially invited to join the Trustees of the Soviet War Memorial Trust in an Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, adjacent to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 6HZ on Thursday 9…
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Warwick Translates Summer School 26th March 2019

Dear All You might be interested in the below: Best wishes Ute   “Warwick Translates Summer School” offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention. Places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature, crime writing). Lunch time events will include discussion panels with publishers and editors. Evening events will…
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“From Fashion to Faberge: Russian Decorative Art n the Royal Collection” 26th March 2019

Dear Fellow Members This Wednesday’s illustrated talk is by Caroline

“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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