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Joining information for GB-Russia Society talk by Dr Bettina Renz on Tuesday 26 May via Zoom 25th May 2020

Thank you for making or requesting a ‘household’ booking to attend Dr. Bettina Renz’s talk ‘Russia’s Military Revival’, at which you will be most welcome. Here, for your private information as the recipient of this email, is how to attend via Zoom: please do not share this onward.   information redacted as only available to those booking   You should next be taken into a ‘virtual waiting room’ from which, after a short wait, you will then be ‘admitted’ to the talk. It is hoped that it will be pretty straightforward. However, please bear with us as this is only our third…
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Tuesday 26 May – Dr. Bettina Renz: “Russia’s military revival”. 22nd May 2020

Dear All – this is a reminder for the next talk on Tuesday 26 May, starting at 19:00 (but please click on the Zoom link 5/10 minutes beforehand). Dr. Bettina Renz: “Russia’s military revival” At the end of the Cold War the once formidable Red Army was divided up among the successor states. While Russia could boast the largest number of weapons and men under arms, corruption and demoralisation drastically reduced their effectiveness, while the US and its allies raced ahead. Only with the invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and subsequent campaign in Syria have Russia’s conventional forces begun to…
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Joining information for GB-Russia Society talk by Dr Uilleam Blacker on Monday 11 May via Zoom 10th May 2020

Thank you for making or requesting a ‘household’ booking to attend Dr Uilleam Blacker’s talk ‘Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine’, at which you will be most welcome. Here, for your private information, is how to attend via Zoom. You should next be taken into a ‘virtual waiting room’ from which, after a short wait, you will then be ‘admitted’ to the talk. It is hoped that it will be pretty straightforward. However, please bear with us as this is only our second talk via Zoom and the first one using ‘waiting room’ and offering a…
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11 May – Dr. Uilleam Blacker: “Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine 10th May 2020

  Dear All,   This is to remind those who have booked for tomorrow’s talk that Henry Pares, our Hon Secretary, will be sending later today a Zoom link to enable them to join.  Please let me know during the day tomorrow, if you haven’t received the link.   If anyone else would like to join the talk, please either book online or let me know today.   We look forward to “seeing” many of you tomorrow evening.   Best wishes   Ute   Dear All, I hope you are keeping well.  This is a reminder that the next talk…
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[GBR] Zoom talk on Monday 11 May: Dr. Uilleam Blacker: “Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine” 6th May 2020

Dear All, I hope you are keeping well.  This is a reminder that the next Great Britain-Russia Society talk will take place via Zoom on Monday 11 May: Dr. Uilleam Blacker: “Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine”.  As nations are all what Benedict Anderson once called ‘imagined communities’, the collective memories and shared experiences of their members are vital to binding them together and forging their identity. Events combining both trauma and upheaval, such as the ‘Revolution of Dignity’, form powerful focal points in determining these identities. Dr Blacker will discuss how this process has unfolded…
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Zoom talk on Monday 11 May: Dr. Uilleam Blacker: “Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine” 5th May 2020

  Dear All,   I hope you are keeping well.  This is a reminder that the next talk will take place via Zoom on Monday 11 May:   Dr. Uilleam Blacker: “Memory after Maidan – The politics of memory in post-revolutionary Ukraine”.   As nations are all what Benedict Anderson once called ‘imagined communities’, the collective memories and shared experiences of their members are vital to binding them together and forging their identity. Events combining both trauma and upheaval, such as the ‘Revolution of Dignity’, form powerful focal points in determining these identities. Dr Blacker will discuss how this process…
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Joining instructions for GB-Russia Society talk by Professor Dan Healey on Tuesday 28 April using Zoom 26th April 2020

Thank you for your booking. Here is the link to use (plus other details, which should not be needed) to join The Great Britain-Russia Society talk by Professor Dan Healey on Tuesday 28 April using Zoom video conferencing. [redacted as only available in email to those who have booked] This is first time the Society has used video conferencing for a talk, and we hope that you will find it pretty straightforward. The video will be live to join from 6:45pm (UK time) and the talk will start, as usual, at 7pm. Please try to join in good time so…
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Tuesday 28th – Professor Dan Healey: “Being queer in the Soviet Union after Stalin” 25th April 2020

  Dear All,   Just a reminder that our next talk will take place by Zoom on Tuesday 28th April.  Please see details below.  As this is a bit of a trial run, we would like to invite you to dial in free of charge.   You do not need to have the Zoom App on your computer in order to dial in.    If you wish to join this talk, please let me know so that Henry Pares, our Hon Secretary can email you the link and joining instructions.    Tuesday 28 April at 19:00   Professor Dan Healey:…
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Great Britain-Russia Society: Programme of talks via Zoom – April-June 2020 22nd April 2020

Great Britain-Russia Society: Programme of talks via Zoom – April-June 2020 Dear All, We are delighted that four speakers have agreed to present talks by way of the Zoom video-conferencing facility. We are inviting members, their guests and non-members to book these Zoom talks in the same way they book physical talks. Those who book will receive an email from our Hon Secretary, Henry Pares, with a link to the Zoom event, two days before the talk, inviting them to take part by clicking on the link. As this will be somewhat experimental, we would like to invite you to…
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Contacting members of the Society 30th March 2020

    Dear All, I hope you are well.  A member has recently suggested that some members of the Society might appreciate being able to contact each other during this difficult time. The Committee agrees that this is a good idea and one which we should facilitate for those members who are interested. The purpose of this email is to ask if you would like to be able to contact – and be contacted by – other members and if so, whether you would like me to share your email address with the other members who are also interested.  Please…
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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  

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