28 July 2012, 6.30pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL
Academia Rossica, in collaboration with Snob, is delighted to invite you to a very special evening with the legendary Liepa family. Ballet star Andris Liepa will host a retrospective of the life and career of his father, Maris Liepa, one of the greatest dancers and choreographers of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Golden Age.
21 July 2012, 10am – 8pm
The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street London, W1U 5AS
In the context of the 2012 London Olympic Games, hundreds of World citizens will send a message for global peace and Olympic Truce!
11 June – 11 July 2012
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
This summer, Hayward Gallery transforms into Wide Open School. More than 100 international artists, including Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, and Jeremy Deller, will lead classes and give lectures and performances on subjects that inspire them.
Many congratulations to John Elsworth, who has won the Rossica Translation Award 2012 for his translation of Petersburg by Andrei Bely. The winner of the Rossica Young Translators Award is Gregory Afinogenov for his translation of an extract from S.N.U.F.F by Victor Pelevin.
9 June 2012
Orlean House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ The Aitmatov Academy is delighted to invite you to the International Conference in Memory of Chingiz Aitmatov – a special event commemorating the life and works of the renowned intellectual and author.
Monday 28 May 2012, 8.30pm KinoKlub's film for May is Written by Sergei Dovlatov, a documentary on one of the Soviet Union's most renowned dissident writers. This beautifully crafted film, a fusion of archive footage, interviews and original animation, is an evocative and insightful portrait on his life and legacy.
Between 1902 and 1904 Ivan Bilibin travelled across Northern Russia drawing and photographing wooden architectural structures. A century later Richard Davies came across Bilibin’s photographs and decided to travel to Russia to find out which churches have survived.
Alexander Sokurov’s lates award-winning masterpiece Faust will be released in UK cinemas on 11 May. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the film completes Sokurov's loose tetralogy on the lives of historical figures.
11, 12, 13, 15, 17 May
Join the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev for a festival of five concerts, spread across three London venues, celebrating the many faces of composer Igor Stravinsky. Includes everything from the iconic Firebird and Rite of Spring to the hidden curiosities of Stravinsky's jazz miniatures.
Sadly, SLOVO 2012 has drawn to a close. We are grateful to everyone who made last week such an enjoyable and inspiring time. Most of all, we are indebted to our writers - Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Irina Muravyova and Alex Dubas - for coming to London and very generously making this week what it was – reflective, informative, emotional and full of discovery and laughter.
We're delighted to announce the full programme for the SLOVO RUSSIAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL
16 - 20 April, London
Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Olga Slavnikova and Alex Dubas are all coming to London for a series of talks at The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones!
Monday 9 April, 8.30pm
Winner of the Kinoglaz Best Documentary Award at ArtDoc Fest, Moscow, Vladimir Kozlov’s witty and poignant film examines the culture of Gagarin memorialisation in Russia. Behind the light-hearted tone there is a serious and subtle comment on the nature of nationalism in contemporary Russia.
‘...a charming, refreshing film that boldly, and plausibly, proclaims itself the world’s first comic, cosmic film.’
Academia Rossica is delighted to announce that we have received 183 entries for the 2012 Rossica Young Translators Award.This is an unprecedented number of submissions and we are especially pleased to have received translations from all over the world, including Europe, Russia and North America.
18 - 20 May - The Royal Albert Hall The Imperial Ice Stars, the international ice dance sensation, make a triumphant return to the Royal Albert Hall with a dynamic new staging of their award-winning masterpiece, Swan Lake on Ice, following their acclaimed performance of Cinderella on Ice in 2010.
7, 11, 12 March - Apollo Piccadilly
KinoKlub is delighted to present 2 Days, the acclaimed romantic story starring Fyodor Bondarchuk and Xenia Rappoport. Having enchanted audiences in Russia, the film is now coming to London, giving you the chance to enjoy what is fast becoming a classic!
Friday, 2nd March 2012 - The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Saturday, 3rd Mach 2012 - Central Hall Westminster Methodist Church
On the eve of the Russian presidential elections, author Dmitry Bykov, actor Mikhail Yefremov and producer Andrey Vasiliev will hold some of their last audacious intellectual shows in London.
Saturday 3rd March 2012
Rich Mix, Shoreditch
On the eve of the Russian elections, four outstanding and varied international documentaries, accompanied by panel sessions and discussions, shed light on contemporary Russia
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 4th Rossica Young Translators Award!
If you speak or are studying Russian, and are 24 or under, why not enter this competition for the chance to win £500 and perhaps take the first step to becoming a professional literary translator. This year's writers are Dmitri Bykov, Viktor Pelevin and Figgle-Miggle. Closes 15th March.
8pm, 13 / 20 December, Apollo Piccadilly
December's KinoKlub will be showing the UK premiere of Vladimir Mirzoev's contemporary adaptation of Boris Godunov, presented by the director! Only just out in Russia, this critically acclaimed film, reexamines the eternal Russian themes of crime and punishment and power and the people.
6.30pm, 1 November, Apollo Piccadilly
KinoKlub, the new Russian Film Club, launches with Vladimir Marinichev’s animated interpretation of the famous vampire story, ‘Nosferatu - Terror of the Night!’. Witty, spooky and fun, with a soundtrack by the fantastic Billy’s Band!, Nosferatu is the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween.
The 5th Russian Film Festival opens with the UK premiere of Generation P, the adaptation of Victor Pelevin’s cult novel! With Victor Pelevin in the running for the Nobel Prize for Literature today, there’s no better time to announce this exciting news about the UK premiere of this film!
On the 10th and 11th of September the Theatre at the Moscow Book Fair's International Lounge was home to a battle of book trailers from the world's leading publishers. Over 75 clips were screened on the Theatre's video wall representing books of all genres from across the world and visitors to the fair were able to vote for their favourite video. Find out who won here!
6 July - 28 August
Calvert 22, in collaboration with the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, presents an exhibition of the highly influential Moscow Conceptual School. Featured artists include: Ilya Kabakov, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid and Andrei Filippov.
Mikhail Shishkin’s Maidenhair («Венерин волос») has won the 2011 Haus der Kulturen der Welt International Literature Award, given annually to the best work of international literature translated into German. A distinguished jury chose Shishkin’s masterful novel from over 100 translations from 24 languages submitted by publishers from all over the German-speaking world.
Acclaimed spy writer and television documentary maker, Sergei Kostin, took part in a high profile event at the Hay festival in Wales. Speaking on the state of espionage in the post-Cold War world, and on the perception of spies in contemporary fiction, Mr Kostin gave an entertaining and vivid picture of his own thoughts and views, which he often portrays in his own works.
See photographs of our 50 Russian writers, very special guests and the action packed programme across three days at the Russian Pavilion at the London Book Fair. Highlights include a personal video message from the cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station, the opening speech by Boris Akunin and a presentation by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill I.
Maya Vinokour of the University of Pennsylvania has won the Rossica Young Translators Prize 2011. The result was announced at a special event at the London Book Fair in the Pen Literary Cafes by Rossica Young Translator judge and esteemed translator Andrew Bromfield.
Over 50 of Russia’s leading authors are preparing to fly to the UK in April for a widespread programme of literary events. Discover the writers who are making the coffee houses of Moscow and St Petersburg buzz with excitement, debate and laughter. The full schedule of events in London and around the UK has been announced.
To celebrate the new classics of Russian literature, Academia Rossica is running a series of competitions, giving you the chance to win copies of 10 great new books published in English translation. For our first competition, we want you to update your favorite Russian novel for the 21st Century and rewrite it in 25 words or less.