Support Russia in the Kaplan Cup!

17 May, 6 pm
West Ham United Stadium
In honour of the upcoming World Cup, Kaplan language school is holding its own football championships - the Kaplan Cup!

Guests

Roman Liberov is a documentary filmmaker and animator. He trained at the BBC specializing in documentary filmmaking, where he then worked for six years. Ilfandpetrov forms part of a cycle of animated documentaries about Russian writers, including Yuri Olesha, Joseph Brodsky, Georgi Vladimov, and Sergei Dovlatov.

Russky London Launch

15 January 18.30
Erarta Gallery, London
Make sure not to miss the official launch of Russky London! Coming to the celebrated contemporary art gallery, Erarta, and accompanied by the music of some of London's most talented Russian musicians, the launch will see in the Old New Year in style!

Rocking the USSR

10th December, 6.30pm
Waterstones, Piccadilly, London, UK
The story of the heroic time of Soviet rock - told by BBC cultural observer Alexander Kan

Russky London Nights at Waterstones

Rocking the USSR
10th December, 6.30pm
Waterstones, Piccadilly, London, UK
The story of the heroic time of Soviet rock - told by a BBC cultural observer Alexander Kan.

КиноКлуб представляет - Написано Сергеем Довлатовым

Киноклуб представляет британскую премьеру документально-анимационного фильма «Написано Сергеем Довлатовым».

Молодые солисты Мариинского театра в Лондоне

24 марта, 19.30, Wigmore Hall
Лариса Гергиева представит пять самых талантливых молодых солистов Мариинского театра.

Justine Waddell

Actress, Target
Justine Waddell (born 4 November 1976) is a South African born, British actress. Her roles include playing Estella in the 1999 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations and her dual role in 2006 feature film The Fall. She has also appeared in various theatrical productions of works by Anton Chekhov such as the 1997 London stage production >>>

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman on BBC Radio 4

From 18th September, 3pm BBC Radio 4
Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant star in an eight-hour dramatisation of Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman. Thirteen episodes will be broadcast from 18 to 25 September on Radio 4.

Gagarin: Man and Myth by Lev Danilkin

Having once escaped from the Earth’s gravitational pull, on his return Gagarin naturally found himself back in its power and he felt it just like everyone else. But the unique status that in reality was his for only one and a half hours was miraculously prolonged: in the eyes of virtually the entire population of the planet he remained a body free of the influence of earthly gravity.

Rossica 18

The Ties of Blood
Russian Literature from the 21st Century

This edition of Rossica takes on a new form! It is an Anthology of New Russian Writing, featuring both prose and poetry translated into English and edited by leading specialists.
The issue was launched at the first Russian Literature Week, in April 2008.

Sergei Kostin speaks at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

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.

BBC Symphony Orchestra - Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Dalbavie

Friday 17 December, 7pm
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks, Marc-André Dalbavie Oboe Concerto, performed by Sergei Orgrintchouk and Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor at the Barbican.

Вечер с Дмитрием Быковым

27 мая, 19:00, Apollo Cinema
Приглашаем Вас на вечер с Дмитрием Быковым, одним из самых харизматичных и ярких представителей современной интеллектуальной России. Лауреат многих литературных премий, включая «Национальный бестселлер» и «Большая книга», острый публицист, блестящий рассказчик , теле- и радиоведущий, страстный киноман – Дмитрий Быков не нуждается в представлении.

An evening with Dmitry Bykov

Thursday 27 May, 7pm, Apollo Cinema
Dmitry Bykov is one of Russia most charismatic and controversial intellectual figures – an award winning writer, a phenomenal film buff and a successful tv and radio presenter. Dmitry will be interviewed by Alexander Kan from BBC World Service. They will be discussing today’s Russia, Bykov’s latest books, including Living Souls, which has recently been published in Britain, new Russian films and the crossover themes in Russian and and British culture (in Russian).

Cостоялось первое заседание лондонского оргкомитета по подготовке к проекту 2011

9 ноября 2009 В Российском Посольстве в Лондоне состоялось первое заседание британского оргкомитета по подготовке к проекту «Россия – Почетный гость Лондонской книжной ярмарки 2011 года». В работе оргкомитета приняли участие влиятельные британские издатели, литературные агенты, журналисты и специалисты по русской литературе

SLOVO 2012

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 19 - 25 April 2010 London and other UK cities Russian Literature Week is back for the third time, held in the same week as the London Book Fair. The aim is to highlight Russian writers and publishers, both in London and on an international scale. This year's SLOVO will also showcase the new generation of writers, exciting new poets and the fascinating culture scene of today's Russia.

Bridget Kendall

Bridget Kendall, the much-admired BBC diplomatic correspondent, never fails to delight and impress audiences by the clarity of her delivery and the perceptiveness of her insights into many societies and cultures from around the world, and especially on Russia. She has spent several extended periods of study in Russia as a British Council Exchange Student at Voronezh State University in 1976-77 and again in 1981-82 at Moscow State University, while reading modern languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She subsequently undertook postgraduate research in Soviet Studies at St Antony’s College Oxford and Harvard (USA).

Beyond Moscow: New Russian Literature in the Provinces

Monday, 14 April, 8 pm
Waterstone’s Piccadilly, 5th Floor, 8 pm, FREE
Discovering brilliant new writing in Russia’s expanses. Speakers: Olga Slavnikova, winner of the Russian Booker Prize 2006, Natalia Ivanova, literary critic, Irina Prokhorova, NLO publisher, Ravil Bukharaev, BBC correspondent, poet and translator, and Alexander Gavrilov, editor in chief of the “Knizhnoe obozrenie” (Book Review)
In Russian and English

Russia: Dialectic of Hope

Tuesday, 15 April, 8 pm
Waterstone’s Piccadilly, 5th Floor, FREE
Lev Rubinstein, winner of the prestigious Andrey Bely Prize (1 rouble and a bottle of vodka), poet and writer, in conversation with Zinovy Zinik, London-based writer and BBC broadcaster In English and Russian

Zinovy Zinik

Novelist and broadcaster. He was born in Moscow in 1945. He studied art and later geometrical topology at Moscow University. He emigrated in 1975 and worked as a theatre director for a student theatre group in Jerusalem. Since 1976 he has lived and worked in London. He regularly contributes to BBC Radio, the Times Literary Supplement and to other periodicals. He is editor and presenter of West End, a weekly radio show for the BBC Russian Service. Zinovy's seven novels have been translated into a number of European languages. His novel The Mushroom Picker was made into a film for BBC Television in 1994. His novel Russian Service, as well as a number of his short stories, were adapted for BBC Radio 3 and for Radio France. During the 1990s three of his novels in Russian were nominated for the Russian Booker in Moscow. Zinik's dramatic farce Here Comes the Tiger, set to music by Gerard McBurney, was first performed by The Gogmagogs at the London City Festival in 1999. His radio documentary on Berlin, After the Wall, (with Claudia Sinnig) was awarded the Bronze Medal at the New York International Radio Festival in 2001. His documentary radio drama My Father's Leg was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in 2003. Zinik's recent collection of short stories Mind the Doors was published in 2002 by Context Books, New York. Zinovy is a member of The Colony Room Club in Soho.

Zinovy Zinik

Zinovy Zinik is a Moscow-born novelist and broadcaster. He studied art and later geometrical topology at Moscow University. He emigrated in 1975 and worked as a theatre director for a student theatre group in Jerusalem. Since 1976 he has lived and worked in London. He regularly contributes to BBC Radio, the Times Literary Supplement and other periodicals. He is the editor and presenter of West End, a weekly radio show for the BBC Russian Service. Zinovy's nine books of fiction have been translated into a number of European languages. Of his recent books, Zinik's collection of short stories in English Mind the Doors was published in 2002 by Context Books, New York.

Russia: Dialectic of Hope

Tuesday, 15 April, 8 pm
Waterstone’s Piccadilly, 5th Floor, FREE
Lev Rubinstein, winner of the prestigious Andrey Bely Prize (1 rouble and a bottle of vodka), poet and writer, in conversation with Zinovy Zinik, London-based writer and BBC broadcaster In English and Russian

Beyond Moscow: New Russian Literature in the Provinces

Monday, 14 April, 8 pm
Waterstone’s Piccadilly, 5th Floor, 8 pm, FREE
Discovering brilliant new writing in Russia’s expanses. Speakers: Olga Slavnikova, winner of the Russian Booker Prize 2006, Natalia Ivanova, literary critic, Irina Prokhorova, NLO publisher, Ravil Bukharaev, BBC correspondent, poet and translator, and Alexander Gavrilov, editor in chief of the “Knizhnoe obozrenie” (Book Review)
In Russian and English

Rossica 18

The Ties of Blood
Russian Literature from the 21st Century

This edition of Rossica takes on a new form! It is an Anthology of New Russian Writing, featuring both prose and poetry translated into English and edited by leading specialists.
The issue was launched at the first Russian Literature Week, in April 2008.
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