Student performance of Chekhov in Russian
The Russian Section (DELC, The University of Edinburgh) and Princess Dashkova Russian Centre are pleased to invite you to a student performance of Anton Chekhov’s The Marriage Proposal (in Russian). All welcome.
6pm, Tues 23 February, Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place, The University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LN
Russian teacher near Castle Douglas?
One of our members lives near Castle Douglas and is looking for a tutor. If you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org
And two requests for Russian conversation in the Borders
Are there any Russian speakers near Kelso who would help revive the rusty Russian (Cambridge Uni degree 1995-99) of one of our correspondents? Harriet Campbell email@example.com
Dovzhenko's Earth at the Hippodrome Festival in Bo'ness
Hi there, I am based in the Berwickshire side of the Scottish Borders and would be interested in meeting fellow Russian language enthusiasts. My skills may be even more rusty than your correspondent (Glasgow 1987). Feel free to pass on my details firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 16 March. Details on www.hippfest.co.uk or call 01324 506850
More Ukrainian films - in Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Ukrainian Club have started a monthly film evening - from 5pm on the first Saturday of the month. This is their poster. You can find out more from the club, email email@example.com.
Emilia (Emmie) Voznesensky (b. Tsarskoe Selo 12 Feb 1928, d. Edinburgh 27 Dec 2015)
Those of you who knew Emmie Voznesensky, knew of her, or are interested in the stories of Russian emigration might like to read the short biographical note in her obituary here.
Useful list of online Russian language material
SRAS has just published a very useful list of online materials incl. dictionaries, courses, and audiovisual resources:
Two omissions, both of which we will be able to demonstrate at the Language Show, are:
- the new Pushkin Institute language course PushkinOnline
- the Ruslan e-book from Ruslan Ltd (lesson 1 is free online)
Teach in Kyrgyzstan
Message from Volunteers in Kyrgyzstan:
We have taught disadvantaged young people and teachers in Kyrgyzstan for more than ten years. Come and join us ! Live with a Kyrgyz family and teach in pairs for a month as a volunteer: July13- Aug 12, 2016. Visit http://volunteersinkyrgyz.wix.com/volunteers
New director of Pushkin House
As the excellent Ursula Woolley prepares to stand down shortly her successor has been selected - Clementine Cecil.
Some of you might remember that about 10 years ago we invited Clem to Edinburgh to speak about her work in Moscow on architectural preservation and we are delighted to congratulate her on her new appointment. We wish Ursula well in her future activities.
Excerpt from the Pushkin House announcement on 28 Jan:
Clementine Cecil has been appointed the new executive director of Pushkin House, London’s leading independent centre for Russian culture.
She succeeds Ursula Woolley, who has led the growth of the House for more than three years, expanding the programme of events, building partnerships with leading cultural institutions, enhancing its reputation and increasing audiences.
Clem is a Russian-speaking specialist in language,
literature and architectural preservation, with many years’ experience working in, and with, Russia, initially as correspondent for The Times, then as co-founder of the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society. She has co-edited four books on Moscow, St Petersburg and Samara. For the past four years she has been director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and SAVE Europe’s Heritage.
We inadvertently omitted this advertisement for Yakety Yak, the Edinburgh multilingual conversationalists, from the recent issue of the Scotland Russia Review and are delighted to insert it here instead, with apologies.
Link to larger version.