Russian resources

2. Resources in the UK

2.2 cultural institutions

Academia Rossica is a London-based Russian arts foundation dedicated to the support and promotion of Russian culture, including organising the London Russian Film Festival, awarding the Rossica Translation Prize and publishing the Academia Rossica journal.

Founded in 1959, the  British-Russia Centre and the British East-West Centre is committed to sustaining contact and debate with the countries of the former Soviet Union as a non-governmental organization providing training and consultancy to support the social, economic and political development of those countries.

The Great Britain-Russia Society offers an extensive lecture programme on all areas of Russian studies. The site contains programme information, a news archive and a journal archive as well as links to other British Russianorganisations.

The Glas publishing house is one of the UK's leading publishers of contemporary Russian fiction in English translation, offering anthologies and works by individual authors. The website contains a back catalogue and ordering information.

Pushkin House supports Russian culture as a London-based showcase for the Russian arts. It acts as a focus for Anglo-Russian cultural exchange with a varied programme of literature, music and art as well as history and politics. It also provides information and education on the Russian language.  Its Bloomsbury home also houses a well-resourced reference library of Russian culture. 

The London-based Society for Co-Operation in Russian and Soviet Studies is aimed at promoting knowledge of Russia and the former Soviet Union’s language, culture and history. It was founded in 1924 by artists and intellectuals such as E.M. Forster, Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf, Alexei Tolstoy and Konstantin Yuon. The library houses a unique collection of books and other materials, with a particular focus on the Soviet period, as well as photo library with over 60,000 photographs and slides.

The Scotland-Russia Forum promotes the culture of Russia and its neighbours in Scotland. It offers lectures, exhibitions and language classes and publishes a review.

The BBC Russian Service radio network and website is a part of The BBC World Service.