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!

Russian Art Week

31 May – 7 June
Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, MacDougall’s and more
Russian Art Week is a bi-annual event which takes place in May and November, bringing the best Russian art to London.

Russian Seasons of the 21 Century

16-20 July 2013
London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES
Following its triumphant Coliseum debut in 2011 and four successful seasons in Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Saisons Russes du XXI Siècle returns to London with international guest star Artistic Director Andris Liepa.

Submissions open for Rossica Young Translators Award 2013

Academia Rossica is pleased to announce that the Rossica Young Translators Award 2013 (RYTA) is now underway! Returning for the 5th year, this award, the younger sister of the prestigious Rossica Prize, is designed to inspire young people around the world who speak or are learning Russian to get involved with literary translation.

Special Screening of ICONOSCOPE for University Students

Wednesday 7 November, 2pm
London Film School

Last chance to visit Russia.Sochi.Park
Where Russia greets the world!

26 July - 12 August 2012
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
RUSSIA.PARK enjoys its final weekend of bringing together the best in Russian culture, cuisine and sport to London for the 2012 Olympic Games! Visit russiasochipark.com to find out more about this incredible event.

The Blue God
One of the greatest of Diagilev's restored ballets.

28 July 2012, 6.30pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL
Following An Evening with Andris Liepa, there will be a screening of the mysterious and gracious The Blue God. Andris Liepa's revival of a Ballet Russes performance now a century old reconnects with the golden age under Diaghilev, whilst continuing a tradition of innovation and beautiful dance.

An Evening with Andris Liepa
The Liepa Family - International Ballet Legends

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.

Maris Liepa Gala. Russian Season of the XXI Century

29 July 2012, 5pm
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Following the sensational success of the Diaghilev Festival in 2011, Saison Russes de XXIe Siècle presents yet another stunning performance at London’s Coliseum, this time a Gala in tribute to the legendary Bolshoi dancer Maris Liepa celebrating many of the legendary Liepa original commissions that have become a major part of the Bolshoi’s repertoire.

Russia.Sochi.Park. Where Russia greets the world!

26 July - 12 August 2012
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
RUSSIA.PARK brings together the best in Russian culture, cuisine and sport to London for the 2012 Olympic Games! Visit russiasochipark.com to find out more about this incredible event.

International Conference in Memory of Chingiz Aitmatov

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.

RYTA submissions close

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.

Man with a Movie Camera

20 March 2012, Tricycle Theatre
A unique live cinema event with a modern electronic score and live accompaniment to a classic silent film.

Russian Films at ICA

Various dates in March, ICA
Three fascinating documentaries on contemporary Russia will be shown at the ICA in March.

Maslenitsa comes to London!

19 - 26 February 2012
Celebrate the arrival of spring Russian-style!

Первый Российско-Британский Форум ко-продукции и дистрибьюции российских фильмов в Великобритании

В рамках Пятого Фестиваля Российского Кино, при поддержке Российского Фонда Кино, был проведен первый Российско-Британский Форум ко-продукции и дистрибуции. В деятельности Форума, проходившего в здании BFI, приняли участие ключевые фигуры российской и британской киноиндустрии.

The First Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum

The 5th Russian Film Festival, supported by the Russian Cinema Fund, held the first Russian-British Co-Production and Distribution Forum at the BFI and included key film industry figures from Russia and Britain.

Prokofiev: Man of the People?

13 January – 1 February 2012
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski introduces a festival of fourteen events over twenty days that explores one of the most misunderstood men in 20th-century music.

The City Rate by Alexandra Marinina

Hopelessly stuck in the traffic, Nastya cursed the laziness that had made her accept the offer of an official car from her new boss, Bolshakov. It would have been so much quicker by metro. Of course, if only she’d bothered to think for just a moment, she wouldn’t have taken the car, but everything happened so fast, she was caught on the hop.

Stalin's Foreign Policy by Ernst Henry

In December 1952, three months before Stalin’s death, the French Communist Party abruptly expelled two of the most distinguished members of its Politburo, André Marty and Charles Tillon. These were exalted veterans of the revolutionary movement in France, having risen to prominence as far back as the 1920s. Both belonged to the party’s founding core but had enjoyed Lenin’s trust even during the Russian Civil War.

The List by Dmitry Bykov

At Vnukovo, the scriptwriter Sergei Spiridov, who was flying to the Crimea for a children’s film festival with the picture The Little Miracle, was detained at the border. Spiridov said hello to the genial blonde border official, proffered his overseas passport to her (he could have gone on his internal one, but Sviridov liked to think he was showing work abroad) and prepared to wait. The procedure usually took no more than a minute.

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.

Leo Tolstoy: Flight from Paradise by Pavel Basinsky

‘We all put on a brave face with each other, and forget that without love we’re the most wretched of the wretched. But we grow used to acting this way and become spiteful and proud, and mistake sick chickens for fierce lions.’ Letter from Tolstoy to his friend Vladimir Chertkov DEPARTURE OR ESCAPE?

Rossica 21

A New Chapter. Part 1
Russian Writing from the 21st Century

The first of a special double issue of ROSSICA published to mark the occasion of Russia’s Guest of Honour status at the London Book Fair, an unprecedented event which brought 50 leading Russian writers to Britain. These two Rossicas set out to capture the range and depth of the literary scene in Russia, with Part 1 featuring well-established authors such as Vladimir Makanin and Olga Slavnikova alongside promising newcomers such as Zakhar Prilepin.

Sir Frederick Ashton's Romeo & Juliet

11-17 July
Bolshoi stars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova at the London Coliseum for nine perfomances only. Special offer available to all AR friends!

Press release - Russia: Global Market Forum, BEA 2012

Russia is to be the Guest of Honour at BookExpo America’s Global Market Forum in 2012 in New York. Sponsored by the country’s Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, and supported by Academia Rossica and Intelligent Television, a particularly broad set of events for both publishing professionals as well as a general cultural audience is currently being planned. The primary goals are to shed light on Russian publishing and contemporary literature in one of the world’s most diverse, yet least known book landscapes. “We are particularly enthusiastic to roll out the carpet for Russia with its long and prestigious literary tradition as well as help the match making between Russian and American book professionals”, says BEA’s event director Steven Rosato.

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.

Russia to be guest of honour at the BookExpo America Global Market Forum 2012

Massive literary and professional programme, with 50 Russian writers and as many editors in preparation…

Rossica 21

A New Chapter. Part 1
Russian Writing from the 21st Century

The first of a special double issue of ROSSICA published to mark the occasion of Russia’s Guest of Honour status at the London Book Fair, an unprecedented event which brought 50 leading Russian writers to Britain. These two Rossicas set out to capture the range and depth of the literary scene in Russia, with Part 1 featuring well-established authors such as Vladimir Makanin and Olga Slavnikova alongside promising newcomers such as Zakhar Prilepin.

Winner of 2011 Russian Young Translators Award Announced

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.
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