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25 July 2016
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SRF News

Summer issue of the SRF magazine is just out

Members will have received their copy of our latest magazine - which has a new name (the Forum), a simpler design and different content.  Please let us know what you think!  We are trying to give you more information about our activities and to find topics you are interested in - so the more feedback we get the more relevant it will be in future.
As before the magazine is also available online - and we are keen to know if members would prefer to receive it in that form.  Please let us know about that.
The next issue of the magazine will be early 2017 and we are looking for for a new editor and reviews editor.  Please contact us if you are interested in either position, however tentatively.  Both are voluntary of course.  

Membership subscriptions due soon

If you are already a member of the SRF - thank you and we hope you will continue to support us.  Note that our bank details have changed so if you pay by Standing Order / direct transfer please notify your bank.  You will receive full details with the magazine and in an email during August.
If not - please consider joining.  As an independent organisation, useless at fundraising, we rely on subscriptions to pay our modest running costs - rent, events, the magazine, office expenses and so forth.  We are all volunteers so no salaries.  Subscriptions are only £25/year (£10 for students, the disabled and people living >75m from Edinburgh).  Details on request or see

Edinburgh Festivals

There are a lot of interesting events from Russia and her neighbours this year, so if you haven't done so already please look at our Festival listings.  Please tell us if we've left anything out.

Chai n Chat
Our conversation group is taking a break in August but will be back on Thursday 8 Sept, 11 am in the Summerhall Cafe as usual.  Russian and English chatters very welcome, new faces and old.  Details:

What's On

A listing of events from or about Russia and her neighbours.
Please don't forget to check in between these bulletins for changes - the listings are updated all the time.

Church services:  details of Orthodox and Ukrainian services in Scotland 
26 March - 31 October: On the North Russian Front. Exhibition, Skaill House, Orkney
28-30 July: Sounds of Eurasia.  TURKSOY Youth Orchestra.  Glasgow and Edinburgh
August: Russian events at all the Edinburgh Festivals. Edinburgh
8 September: Чай н Чат. Edinburgh
24 Sept: Sambo President's Cup.  Meadowbank, Edinburgh
21-23 October:  Moffat Russian Conference 2016. Poet i vlast' (Poets and Power). Moffat
26 November:
Scotland vs Georgia rugby Autumn Tests. Kilmarnock

Outside Scotland
Various dates: Pushkin House events. London
Various dates: Ukrainian events in London
Various dates: GB-Russia Society lectures. London
Various dates: RBCC business networking events. London and Russia
Various dates: London organisations organising lectures in Russian: Arbuzz, Open Russia Club and Pryamaya Rech. London
Various dates: Dash Arts. London
1-5 August: Russian Residential School. Cambridge
2017: advance notice of two exhibitions at Tate Modern for the centenery of the October Revolution - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (10.10.2017-4.2.2018) and Red Star Over Russia (8.11.2017 - 18.2.2018).  London
11 February-17 April 2017:  Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32. Royal Academy, London


Russian immersion course in Cambridge - a few places left
WHEN: Monday 1st August – Friday 5th August
WHERE: Girton College, Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0JG
A five-day Residential Russian Summer School, organised by CamRuSS, is nearly full, but there are one or two places left - especially for near-beginners and intermediates (residential or non-residential), should you wish to make a booking at the last minute.
Four levels: from near-beginners to very advanced.
20 hours of tuition with experienced, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun-loving native-speaking tutors.
Social & cultural programme.
More details here:
How can you support the Scotland-Russia Forum?
The SRF works to improve understanding of Russia and her neighbours in Scotland.  We are a voluntary organisation and an educational charity ( SC038728).

If you would like to support us please consider becoming a full member and playing a part in decisions on how best to implement our aims.

We also welcome donations and offers of help with our various activities.

Please find details on our website.
Tel. 0131 560 1486 or email to discuss.
Our mailing address is: The Scotland-Russia Forum, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Tel: +44(0)131 560 1486

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