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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

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

Dear All If you haven’t already booked for this talk and wish to come, please send me an email on membership@gbrussia.org. Best wishes Ute Tuesday 30th October 2018 at The Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole St London W1G 8AP 6.30 for 7.   ***** A MAJOR FIVE STAR EVENT *****“IS THE NORWEGIAN OPTION NOW THE UK’S BEST BET?”. MR. JEREMY WARNER. (Daily Telegraph)   The UK ‘s negotiations with the European Union are going nowhere! The prospect of the UK falling out of the EU without any deal raises many fears for smooth transport by road or air in the near future,…
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Vremya cassettes 25th October 2018

Dear All Received from a member Best wishes Ute “I have hundreds of Vremya cassettes from 1986 to 1996. Some probably have deteriorated.  If someone wants to come up with a van and LOTS of boxes, they are welcome to them.It would be a good thing of such a historical record could be preserved in some way.I live in Willesden North London and will give my details to an interested party”.

SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST Act of Remembrance – Sunday 11 November 2018 – 12.30pm 23rd October 2018

Dear All Received from the 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 11 November 2018 – 12.30pm The Soviet Memorial Trust Fund is pleased to announce that it has been officially transformed into a UK charity – the Soviet War Memorial Trust (SWMT). Further details will be announced in due course. The Trustees of the new charity hope that this step will help to secure the necessary funding to allow the SWMT to continue to organise regular ceremonies at the Memorial, as well as associated commemorative and educational events. …
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BEARR Trust Annual Conference, Friday 16th November 2018 6th October 2018

Dear All Received from the BEARR Trust Best wishes Ute   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.   We will hear presentations by highly qualified speakers from around the region and the UK, and look forward to…
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GBRS at Pushkin House THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921 6th October 2018

Dear All Just a reminder that Monday’s talk will be at Pushkin House not at SSEES as previously stated. Best wishes Ute Monday 8th October 2018, at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A2TA at 1830 for 1900.  THIS TALK IS CO-SPONSORED BY UCL SSEES.THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921. DR. BERYL WILLIAMS   The Bolsheviks came to power in October 1917 promising to build socialism. All factions within the party and its followers agreed with this; but what was socialism and how did you build it? This lecture will look at the debates within the party on this…
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Marking the Centenary of a Russian Coup d’Etat and the Life of Secret Agent Captain Leo Steveni MC OBE Wednesday 26th September 25th September 2018

Wednesday 26th September 2018, at the Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street. London W1G 8AP at 6.30 for 7.00pm.  “Marking the Centenary of a Russian Coup d’Etat and the Life of Secret Agent Captain Leo Steveni MC OBE” An illustrated talk by MARTIN VANDER WEYER.Leo Steveni’s kinsman Major Peter Steveney will introduce the talk with his personal recollections of this remarkable SIS officer.     The daring deeds of Captain Leo Steveni more than match those found in the thrillers of Ian Fleming or John Le Carre. This talk highlights his activities during the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War. In…
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Daniel Grimwood In Recital – Rarities of Russian Piano Music/ Sun 7 Oct 3.00pm Pushkin House 23rd September 2018

Dear All Received from a member. Best wishes Ute Pushkin House Music Salon: Daniel Grimwood In Recital – Rarities of Russian Piano Music/ Sun 7 Oct 3.00pm         Programme: Field: Sonata no. 1; Nocturne no 6Glinka: NocturneGlinka/Liszt: Chernomor’s MarchHenselt: ‘Vie orageuse’, Op. 2 no. 5, ‘Danklied Nach Sturm’, Op. 5 no. 6, ‘Plein de soupirs, de souvenirs…’, Op. 2 no. 12Balakirev: Au jardinBlumenfeld: Nocturne-Fantasie, Op. 20Glazunov: Three Etudes, Op. 31Pabst: Paraphrase on Themes from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’  Please book with Pushkin House http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2018/10/7/daniel-grimwood-in-recital-rarities-of-russian-piano-music      

Sergei Polunin’s ‘Documentary portrait’ Dancer on BBC2 19th September 2018

Dear All You might be interested to know that Sergei Polunin’s ‘Documentary portrait’ Dancer (quoting Radio Times) is being shown this Saturday 22nd on BBC2 at 11 pm – 12.20 am.  English/Russian/Ukraine + subtitles.   Best wishes Ute  

UCL SSEES Library 18th September 2018

  Dear All Please see email from UCL SSEES library below Best wishes Ute     When the Britain-Russia and British East-West Centres were formally wound up in March 2002 a sum of approximately £4000 was deposited with UCL SSEES Library, so that members of the Great Britain-Russia Society could take out an individual membership of SSEES Library. Many of your members have taken advantage of this opportunity over the years, but unfortunately the funds have now been completely exhausted. We issued the final lending ticket to a Great Britain-Russia Society member at the end of August.    I would…
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Change of venue 8 October THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921 18th September 2018

Dear All  Please be advised that this talk will be at Pushkin House 5a Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TA not at UCL SSEES as previously advertised. Monday 8 October at 6.30 for 7.00 pm. THIS TALK IS CO-SPONSORED BY UCL SSEES THE FRONT DOOR OF PUSHKIN HOUSE IS ON BLOOMSBURY WAY THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921 DR. BERYL WILLIAMS The Bolsheviks came to power in October 1917 promising to build socialism. All factions within the party and its followers agreed with this; but what was socialism and how did you build it? This lecture will look at…
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THE LAST TSAR : BLOOD AND REVOLUTION at the Science Museum 18th September 2018

Dear All You might be interested in this exhibition at the Science Museum THE LAST TSAR : BLOOD AND REVOLUTION 21 September 2018 – 24 March 2019e: 21 September 2018 – 24 March 2019 Explore the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.   Rulers of a sixth of the surface of the Earth, the last imperial monarchs of Russia, the Romanovs, enjoyed lives that glittered with unimaginable wealth and power but the family mysteriously disappeared in…
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THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921 at Pushkin House 18th September 2018

Dear All Please be advised that this talk will be at Pushkin House 5a Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TA not at UCL SSEES as previously advertised. Monday 8 October at 6.30 for 7.00 pm. THIS TALK IS CO-SPONSORED BY UCL SSEES THE FRONT DOOR OF PUSHKIN HOUSE IS ON BLOOMSBURY WAY THE BOLSHEVIKS & THE BUILDING OF SOCIALISM 1917-1921 DR. BERYL WILLIAMS The Bolsheviks came to power in October 1917 promising to build socialism. All factions within the party and its followers agreed with this; but what was socialism and how did you build it? This lecture will look at…
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BEARR Trust annual lecture 13th September 2018

    Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to the BEARR Trust Annual Lecture on 20 September 2018, 18:00 at EBRD (One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN). Topic: Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past Speaker: Shaun Walker, The Guardian Shaun Walker is Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent for The Guardian, based in Budapest and covering the wider region. Previously, he spent more than a decade in Moscow, first for The Independent and then for The Guardian. His book on Putin’s Russia, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past, was published in January 2018 by Oxford University Press. The lecture will be followed by…
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BEARR Trust lecture 12th September 2018

ubject: REMINDER: BEARR Trust Annual Lecture by Shaun Walker, The Guardian:  “Putin’s Russia & the Ghosts of the Past”, 20 Sept 2018 Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to the BEARR Trust Annual Lecture on 20 September 2018, 18:00 at EBRD (One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN). Topic: Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past Speaker: Shaun Walker, The Guardian Shaun Walker is Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent for The Guardian, based in Budapest and covering the wider region. Previously, he spent more than a decade in Moscow, first for The Independent and then for The Guardian. His book on Putin’s Russia, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts…
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Ozerov’s PORTRAITS WITHOUT FRAMES at Pushkin House on November 13 11th September 2018

Dear All Received from Robert Chandler Best wishes Ute   Dear all,   While compiling THE PENGUIN BOOK OF RUSSIAN POETRY, Boris Dralyuk, Irina Mashinski and I discovered three important poets I hadn’t known.  One was Georgy Ivanov – the poems he wrote during his last year are among the finest short lyrics I know in any language.  The second was Varlam Shalamov – I had known only his prose, but some of his poems are no less remarkable.  And the third was Lev Ozerov.  Like Georgy Ivanov, he achieved true greatness in his last collection, published only after his death….
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BEARR Annual Lecture – Shaun Walker, The Guardian 11th September 2018

Dear All Received from the BEARR Trust Best wishes Ute Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to the BEARR Trust Annual Lecture on 20 September 2018, 18:00 at EBRD (One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN). Topic: Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past Speaker: Shaun Walker, The Guardian      Shaun Walker is Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent for The Guardian, based in Budapest and covering the wider region. Previously, he spent more than a decade in Moscow, first for The Independent and then for The Guardian. His book on Putin’s Russia, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past, was published in January…
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Message from Tony Wolstenholme 2nd September 2018

Dear Members/ Frintonians This is a privately organised unusual itinerary in South Russia. At short notice, one couple has had to withdraw and there are two spare places in a multinational group of 13 ….. organised by Norman, a Dutch-based South African. Some are single, some have partners/spouses. But time is very short and any takers will have to make urgent applications for Russian visas. Help is available from ASLA, Huntingdon – Ask for Becky. Tel 01480 433799 Itinerary. Fly to Moscow. Optional Moscow tour for Euros 125. A cruise aboard MS Vasilii Kandinsky along the Moscow canal to the Volga via Uglich, Yaroslavl,…
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Chekhov’s Requiem 2nd September 2018

Thursday 6th September 2018, Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, LondonWC1A2TA 6:30 for 7pm. “REQUIEM”.  Five short stories by Anton Chekhov made into a play by MR. PAUL CAISTER.   ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV (1860-1904) wrote 588 short stories, and ranged more widely in subject matter than any Russian writer before him. According to Somerset Maugham, Katherine Mansfield and others he was the greatest ever writer of short stories. The 5 stories that Mr. Paul Caister has dramatised have all the qualities, layers, observation and compassion of Chekhov’s 4 great plays.   Paul Caister trained at the Bristol Old Vic as an actor. He…
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