Great Britain-Russia Society
Talks Programme: Autumn 2019 and New Year Party
Wednesday 13th November at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP. Talk is at 1830 for 1900.
Politics beyond the Kremlin: Developments in Russia’s regions by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Coverage of Russia, both academically and in the mainstream press is overwhelmingly focused on the Kremlin and the capital. However, Russia’s regions play an important role in the country’s national political development, and one that is only growing as more and more Russians outside of Moscow become willing to take to the streets on issues from pension reform to waste management. With Kremlin politics in a state of uncertainty over Putin’s intentions for 2024, the regions are set to play a greater role in the nation’s future.
Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (BA Florida International University, MA PhD George Washington University) is reader at King’s College London and the author of Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism Inside Russia (2010). Before joining the King’s Russia Institute, she taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism.
THE GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA SOCIETY’s MAJOR SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020. CELEBRATING RUSSIA’S NEW YEAR-OLD YEAR
This will be held in the Lowiczanka Restaurant at The Polish Social and Cultural Centre (POSK) 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF
The nearest tube station is Ravenscourt Park (just inside Zone 2) a 2 minute walk to POSK. There is free car parking from 5.00 pm in the area.
There will be a cash bar open for members to purchase their own pre-dinner drinks from 1830, if they want one. Dinner starts at 7.00 pm
MENU (there will be jugs of water on the tables)
Home made Polish Mushroom Soup (a POSK speciality).
Roast Duck with Potatoes and Vegetables (or Fillet of Salmon, or Pancakes with Spinach for fish eaters or Vegetarians)
Cold Apple Crumble (another POSK speciality)
Tea or Coffee
Half a bottle of House Red or White Wine.
Dinner including wine and service is £33. Dinner without wine including service is £27. Both prices represent a £3.25 discount. Soft drinks will need to be purchased at the cash bar, or paid for to the serving staff at tables.
There is a two piece band from 8.00 pm playing east European, Russian and gipsy music. There is a small dance floor and an enchanting atmosphere.
Members are welcome to bring non members or their guests. POSK is popular on Saturday nights so please book as early as possible, preferably in November or early December.
If paying by cheque (payable to the Great Britain Russia Society) please send this to MRS. UTE LYNCH (THE HON MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY) 43 KENILWORTH COURT, LOWER RICHMOND ROAD, LONDON SW15 1EN. Please ensure you mention the names of all those you are booking for, your main course options (meal choices CANNOT be selected on the night itself) and whether you are booking with or without wine.
You can also book this event on the Society’s web site in the usual manner. You need to ensure you are logged in to see both the with or without wine prices. If booking on line please ensure you also send an email to Ute Lynch specifying the names of the people in your party, your main course options (if not duck) and whether you are booking with or without wine. Meal choices CANNOT BE SELECTED on the night itself. The email address to use is firstname.lastname@example.org