Mari Vanna & Academia Rossica Film Nights

Tuesday, 22 January, 9 pm
Mari Vana restaurant, London
'The Goddess: How I Fell in Love' by Renata Litvinova

Anna Karenina at Mari Vanna

Tuesday 11 December, 9pm.
Mari Vanna, 116 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PJ
Keeping with a popular theme this year, join us to watch Sergei Solovyov's version of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina', starring Tatyana Drubich as Anna and Oleg Yankovsky as Karenin.

Eifman Ballet presents ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Onegin’

3-7 April 2012, London Coliseum
The celebrated Eifman ballet company comes to the London Coliseum with two spectacular UK premieres: Anna Karenina and Onegin.

My Life

By Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya
Translated by John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski
University of Ottawa Press; 2009; pp. 1125
ISBN 978-0-7766-3042-7
My Life is the most important primary document about Tolstoy to be published in many years and a unique and intimate portrait of one of the greatest literary minds of all time, providing new details about his life to which she alone was privy. Tolstaya’s story takes us from her childhood through the early years of her marriage, the writing of War and Peace and Anna Karenina and into the first year of the twentieth century.

My Life

By Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya
Translated by John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski
University of Ottawa Press; 2009; pp. 1125
ISBN 978-0-7766-3042-7
My Life is the most important primary document about Tolstoy to be published in many years and a unique and intimate portrait of one of the greatest literary minds of all time, providing new details about his life to which she alone was privy. Tolstaya’s story takes us from her childhood through the early years of her marriage, the writing of War and Peace and Anna Karenina and into the first year of the twentieth century.

The Mariinsky Ballet 50th Anniversary Season

25 July - 13 August
The Mariinsky Ballet put on six stellar productions at the Royal Opera House.

3rd Russian Film Festival

3rd RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL 30 October – 8 November 2009 Apollo Piccadilly, London T: 0871 220 6000 Academia Rossica is proud to present 10 UK premieres of award-winning Russian films produced in 2008-2009. All films with English subtitles. Programme director: Andrey Plakhov, President of FIPRESCI. The festival opens on 30 October with a new adaptation of Anna Karenina by one of Russia’s most defiant film directors, Sergei Soloviev. The film took 14 years to make and it is part of Soloviev’s trilogy ASSA (1987) – ASSA-2 (2009) – Anna Karenina (2009). Full programme of the Festival:

Robert Porter

When Academia Rossica approached me to serve on the jury for their translation prize, I was excited and intrigued. What would the field be like, how many entries would there be, were there still publishers around in the West willing to produce translations of serious Russian works? The classics apart, was there more to Russian literature for English-speaking people than penguins and historical detectives? My caricature of the average Western reader's view of Russian literature today can perhaps be excused in part by my own education.

3rd Russian Film Festival

3rd RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL 30 October – 8 November 2009 Apollo Piccadilly, London T: 0871 220 6000 Academia Rossica is proud to present 10 UK premieres of award-winning Russian films produced in 2008-2009. All films with English subtitles. Programme director: Andrey Plakhov, President of FIPRESCI. The festival opens on 30 October with a new adaptation of Anna Karenina by one of Russia’s most defiant film directors, Sergei Soloviev. The film took 14 years to make and it is part of Soloviev’s trilogy ASSA (1987) – ASSA-2 (2009) – Anna Karenina (2009). Full programme of the Festival:

Anna Karenina

by Lev Tolstoy
Translated by Kyril Zinovieff and Jenny Hughes
One World Classics, 2008, pp. 876
Considered to be Leo Tolstoy's most personal novel, Anna Karenina is a resonant story which scrutinizes fundamental moral and theological questions through the impassioned and tragic story of its eponymous heroine. Anna is desperately pursuing a good, "moral" life, standing for honesty and sincerity, passion drives her to adultery and this flies in the face of the morally corrupt Russian bourgeoisie.
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