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June 2019

Aleksandr Sokurov, Moscow Elegy (1987)

Sat 15th Jun '19 - 18:00 - 21:00

Film screening with introduction and discussion. One of Sokurov's series of 'elegies', this is a tribute to his former mentor Andrei Tarkovsky who died in 1986. A long way removed from a conventional documentary, it is more a meditation on Tarkovsky, an attempt to capture his essence, than a chronological account of his life and work. Sokurov visits Tarkovsky's one-time Moscow apartment and speculates on why he went into exile and what his legacy is to Russian cinema. The style…

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A story of one departure

Sun 16th Jun '19 - 18:00 - 21:00
Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church Street
London, W8 4BH United Kingdom
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A rare opportunity to hear veteran journalist and philologist Natasha Rubinstein reveal some personal stories about her years living as a "refusenik" in Russia and a fascinating insight into her new life in Israel in in the early 70's. In Russian, English translation will be provided if needed.

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Разговоры в гостиной. Анна Парижская. Отрывки из новой прозы.

Tue 18th Jun '19 - 19:00 - 22:00

Анна Парижская читает отрывки из новой прозы. «Её рассказы гипнотизируют читателя, пробуждают его эмоции и мысли. Они над-персональны и созвучны нашему времени», пишет об Анне профессор Валентина Полухина. Музыкальная прелюдия: Roddy Skeaping

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September 2019

Diary of a Madman, by Nikolai Gogol

Sat 21st Sep '19 - 19:30 - 21:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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***Winner of LA Weekly Theatre Award "Best Solo Performance of the year"*** "An absolute must-see, with a performance by Volok that is so riveting that as his insanity escalates, he maintains a powerful core that never dissipates!" -Examiner "A fevered and fascinating one-man turn...Remarkable!" -LA Weekly “Fervent and heart-breaking ingenuity of Ilia Volok’s performance” – Local Theatre NY. “DIARY OF A MADMAN is a story that people all over the world can relate to. “ Broadway World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUSGN5nfZEk In September…

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Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol

Sun 22nd Sep '19 - 19:00 - 21:00
Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue
London, SE16 4LF United Kingdom
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***Winner of LA Weekly Theatre Award "Best Solo Performance of the year"*** "An absolute must-see, with a performance by Volok that is so riveting that as his insanity escalates, he maintains a powerful core that never dissipates!" -Examiner "A fevered and fascinating one-man turn...Remarkable!" -LA Weekly “Fervent and heart-breaking ingenuity of Ilia Volok’s performance” – Local Theatre NY. “DIARY OF A MADMAN is a story that people all over the world can relate to. “ Broadway World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUSGN5nfZEk In September…

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October 2019

RAW in WAR: 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Award

Sat 5th Oct '19 - 19:00 - 21:00
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London, 161 Old St
London, EC1V 9NG United Kingdom
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Who are the women who risk their lives to speak the truth? The 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Award event brings together international women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war and conflict zones around the world. 7th October marks the anniversary of the murder in 2006 of Anna Politkovskaya, the campaigning Russian journalist and outspoken government critic. To honour Anna and other women like her, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War) annually presents this award…

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Translating into Russian: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin

Sun 13th Oct '19 - 11:00 - 15:00
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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Translating into Russian October 13, 11 am-15 pm Pushkin House When we translate a literary text from any language, it is essential to understand the social and everyday reality of the world it is describing, even if most of that information would remain unknown to the reader. The translator, however, is burdened with the necessity to know it all. The political structure of Russia and the Russians’ attitude to Napoleon is indispensable for translating "War and Peace"; it is impossible…

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Translating into English: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin

Sat 19th Oct '19 - 11:00 - Sun 20th Oct '19 - 15:30
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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two days workshop October 19, 11 am-15:30 pm Sands Films Studio October 20, 11 am-15:30 pm Sands Films Studio   The two day translation seminar is led by Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin . We are going on with preparing some texts translated from Russian for publication. We already translated some short stories of Linor Goralik, Lev Rubinstein, Dmitrij Gorchev, Alexey Motorov, they are partly available online. Our group is discussing the next step and we are pretty close to…

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Closeness,Kantemir Balagov,2017

Sat 19th Oct '19 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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Russian Film Studies: screening with introduction and discussion With living conditions in the squalid town of Nalchik, the North Caucasus, in 1998, that make Flint, Michigan, look like Beverly Hills, the only aspect of life that would seem to provide a lifeline of reassurance and continuity are the Jewish values adhered to by a small religious population there. But these are not of primary importance to Ilana (Zhovner), a stunning tomboy in her mid-20s who excels as a coveralls-wearing auto…

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November 2019

Launch of Robert Stephenson’s book “We are Building Capitalism!”

Sat 2nd Nov '19 - 18:00 - 21:00
Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church Street
London, W8 4BH United Kingdom
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Please join us at Clementi House at 18.00 on Saturday 2 November 2019 for the presentation and launch of Robert Stephenson’s fascinating new book about Moscow in the years immediately following the collapse of the USSR. Described by one reviewer as “modern pictorial cultural history at its best”, the book provides a unique view of daily life in Russia’s capital city during the turbulent early years of transition to market capitalism. Through his own original photographs and supporting narrative, the…

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