"Mikhail Vasil’evich Lomonosov – Russia’s ‘Father of Geology’"
A member spotted this interesting article by Richard Buxton in the Edinburgh Geologist (Autumn 2015, issue 58, pp 23-27). You can download the journal here.
Two Fellowship opportunities in Russia
Details of both are on http://www.scotlandrussiaforum.org/notices.html
CULTURAL FELLOWSHIP (Likhachev Foundation and Yeltsin Presidential Center) - 2 weeks in St P in May 2016 for arts and culture professionals. Individual programmes organised by the very helpful LFndn and a wonderful opportunity to pursue an interest and meet fellow professionals in Russia as well as other international fellows. Deadline 1 Feb 2016. (I was a Fellow in 2014 and can thoroughly recommend this programme. Jenny Carr, SRF)
ALFA FELLOWSHIP - a high-level professional development initiative placing up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas. Deadline 1 Dec 2015
Rehearsal space for choir
The Edinburgh Russian Choir needs a new rehearsal space. If anyone can help / advise please contact Vladimir Morozov, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See their Facebook page for more information - https://www.facebook.com/TheRussianChoirofEdinburgh
Accomodation until early Jan
Can anyone rent a room to a visiting Russian academic?
A young art historian from St Petersburg is looking for accomodation in Edinburgh 12 Nov to early Jan.
Contact email@example.com for more information
Russian lessons via Skype!
Iulia, Russian linguist and teacher based in St Petersburg, contacted us to offer SRF members and others free Russian lessons / conversation practice via Skype for a trial period.
Her professional experience includes translation and English language teaching. She is keen to help the work of the SRF, and to find out more about Scotland, its people and language. There will be a charge for lessons at some stage – but for the time being they will be free as Iulia gets to know what learners want.
Please contact the SRF (firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 0131 560 1486) if you would like to find out more.
Nobel Prizewinner Svetlana Alexievich
This link will take you to a translation by Joanne Turnbull of "Landscape of Loneliness" by Svetlana Alexievich: http://tinyurl.com/qc2l8fl. It was first published in "Nine of Russia's Foremost Women Writers" by Glas New Russian Writers. The SRF plans to work closely with Glas in the future, helping it to continue to bring translations of interesting contemporary Russian writing to English language readers. The book is available for loan in our library.