Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies – Soviet Art Exhibition – 4.7.15



The SCRSS was founded in 1924 in the UK as a display of international friendship (and support) for the newly formed Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).  Despite the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, SCRSS developed a new relationship with post-Soviet Russia, and continued to act as an academic centre in Europe for Soviet Era Studies (1917-1991).  SCRSS has a two libraries – a reference library and a lending library.  As the British library did not build-up a cache of Soviet academia and art – SCRSS is recognised as the key depository of this information.  Many different people have been members including  EM Forster, Julian Huxley, Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, Sybil Thorndyke, Alexei Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf and Konstantin Yuon.  Today, myself and my family were invited to attend a Soviet Art Exhibition and lectures held at the SCRSS headquarters situated in Brixton, London:







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