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“Getting Putin Wrong” 3 July 25th May 2019

Dear All Just to let you know that the talk by Prof Mark Galeotti on 3 July is completely full.  Everyone who has booked has a seat. Best wishes Ute

BEARR lecture “Russia and the ‘no rules’ world of President Putin” Speaker: Bridget Kendall 14th May 2019

Dear All Received from the BEARR Trust Best wishes Ute Dear Friends,This is just a reminder that BEARR’s Annual Lecture, kindly hosted once again by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN. The event will begin at 6pm on 6th June 2019. We are very pleased to announce that Bridget Kendall will be our speaker.    Bridget Kendall specialised in Soviet and Russian affairs after graduating from Oxford, pursuing postgraduate studies at Oxford and Harvard.  She joined the BBC in 1983, serving as Moscow correspondent from 1989 to 1995, Washington correspondent from 1994…
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Concert at St. John smith square on June 13th 3rd May 2019

hello all a brief addendum to my email of a few days ago to say that members can get a £5 discount on full price £25 tickets to the concert by the Resonate Orchestra at St John Smith Square on June 13. You will need to use the  discount code – GBRS20 apologies if anyone has (lile me) already booked at the full price. yours jenny  

Correction to address for “Putin’s Russia: Worldview, grand strategy and cyberspace” on 22 July. 67 Wimpole Street 3rd May 2019

Dear All, Several members have pointed out that we have printed the previous address for the Open Russia Club on our talks programme.  This talk will obviously be at the new address: 67 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP. Thanks for letting me know and many apologies for the error!   Best wishes Ute

Correction to address for “Putin’s Russia: Worldview, grand strategy and cyberspace” on 22 July 3rd May 2019

Dear All, Several members have pointed out that we have printed the previous address for the Open Russia Club on our talks programme.  This talk will obviously be at the new address: 6 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AP. Thanks for letting me know and many apologies for the error!   Best wishes Ute

Pushkin House Music Salon 5th June: Romanovs in Music 2nd May 2019

  Dear All Received from a member. Best wishes Ute   PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ROMANOVS IN MUSIC Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 This concert consists entirely of music written by the member of the Russian Royal Family as well as music dedicated to them. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Narpavnik and Grechaninov all wrote songs on the words by Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov, himself a decent composer. Coronation marches, duets and solo piano pieces forms another major part of this unique concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanovs. T: +44 (0) 20 7269 9770office@nullpushkinhouse.org.uk

Concert on June 13 at St John smith sq 1st May 2019

hello all members we have received information that the Resonate Symphony Orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony at St John Smith Square (Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA) on Thursday June 13. Tickets can be booked on the St John Smith Square website and cost £25 (reduction for over 60s). More information about the concert is given below- Resonate Symphony Orchestra  Andrei Iliushkin on PIANO Henry Kennedy CONDUCTOR Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 35 Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 Op. 60 ‘Leningrad’   This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the siege of Leningrad, in which millions of lives were lost from hunger,…
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BEARR Trust Annual Lecture by Bridget Kendall on 6th June 28th April 2019

  Dear All, Received from the BEARR Trust Best wishes Ute Dear Friends,   You are cordially invited to BEARR’s Annual Lecture, kindly hosted once again by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN. The event will begin at 6pm on 6th June 2019. We are very pleased to announce that Bridget Kendall will be our speaker.    Bridget Kendall specialised in Soviet and Russian affairs after graduating from Oxford, pursuing postgraduate studies at Oxford and Harvard.  She joined the BBC in 1983, serving as Moscow correspondent from 1989 to 1995, Washington correspondent…
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Summer programme 28th April 2019

Dear All Just to let you know that you will be receiving your journal and the programme of talks for summer session in the next few days.  We are currently not able to update the booking form on the website, but we are expecting our web designer to make the necessary changes shortly.  In the meantime, you are still able to book talks online if you wish. We look forward to seeing many of you soon. With best wishes Ute  

“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@nullgbrussia.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@nullscrss.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).

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