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SRF AGM, December 2014: The new committee is listed on About Us. Accounts will be on the OSCR website in the new year.
The chair's report is summarised here - PDF (incl introductory remarks) / PPT presentation.
What does the SRF do? Have a look at our interview with Summerhall TV January 2014.
SRF survey of members' views July 2014: results.
What do YOU think the SRF ought to be doing? Please let us know - firstname.lastname@example.org
SRF Russian classes: details for the current term are available on Language Classes.
English Language Assistants in Russia: contact Joe Wake if you are interested in teaching English in a Russian university email@example.com. More information here.
SRF press cuttings - see Media
Volunteers needed! We are a voluntary organisation, growing all the time, and that means more and more work for volunteers. Get in touch and we can outline all the interesting (maybe career enhancing?) volunteer opportunities: phone Jenny on 0131 560 1486 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
5% discount on all IntoRussia holidays booked through SRF. You can browse online at www.into-russia.co.uk - mention SRF when you book to get the discount. See also Travel offers.
Summer 2014 issue of the Scotland Russia Review: Download here. The theme of this issue is "aspects of culture" with articles discussing the role of cultural exchange in international relations. Contributors include our Hon. President, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Scotland, Andrei Pritsepov, Martin Dewhirst, Ian Mitchell and others. Back copies of the Review are online in Publications. If you would like a paper copy of the recent issue please Contact us by mail, enclosing a cheque for £1p&p to the Scotland-Russia Forum.
2013 NewsSRF gift to the Ukrainian club. To celebrate the 2013 refurbishment of the Ukrainian club the SRF donated an oil painting by a Ukrainian artist to the club. The painting shows a view of the Pecherskaya Lavra from the River Dniepr. Photo shows Ukrainian club chairman Michael Ostapko accepting the painting from the SRF’s Jenny Carr.
2012 NewsAmbassador's visit to the Scotland-Russia Institute 29 Nov 2012. Picture shows Mr Yakovenko reading a copy of the SRF Review. He met our Vice President, Dairmid Gunn, members of the committee and young members. He took a great interest in all aspects of our work and gave us some useful suggestions for future activities.
Festival of Politics/SRF discussion on "UK-Russian relations today" - Scottish Parliament 25.8.12. Panel: Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Irina Demchenko (Novosti), Des McNulty (former MSP) and Sergei Krutikov (Russian Consul General, unable to attend), chairman Prof. Stephen White (Glasgow University). Short statements from all the panel here. Audio recording of discussion here.
Bulgakov at the SRI: A very short extract from the brilliant magic show based on Bulgakov we put on in January 2012 – with Kevin McMahon as Voland, David Crosbie (Koroviev), Alexey Schellenberg (Begemot) and Dewi Wynne Jones (Bengalsky).
Award for SRF: The Russian Embassy presented our chair, Jenny Carr, an award (Почётный знак Россотрудничества) for the SRF’s contribution to international cooperation. The presentation took place on Monday 16 January 2012 when John Swinney and other representatives of the Scottish Government met representatives of Russian companies at the Embassy and briefed them on the investment climate in Scotland. Photo L-R: Russian Fisheries Minister Andrey Krayniy, Scottish Finance Minister John Swinney, SDI Moscow manager Yuri Andreev, the Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and Jenny Carr. See the Embassy's report (русская версия).
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