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SRF Trustee Dr Alexandra Smith has kindly sent a link for those who might want to help in a practical way and send aid quickly to and directly to Ukraine and Moldova (for refugees): here is the link to the UK-based charity BEARR:
Liza Hollingshead, Director of International Programmes at the Ecologia Youth Trust gave a fascinating talk "Kitezh and Orion Foster Family Communities in Russia- an alternative to the orphanage system"; she has kindly sent the following links for SRF members:
4. "CHEKHOV IN SCOTLAND" - SRF PROJECT
Watch this space for more in this series...
5. SRF POSTAL ADDRESS
For the foreseeable future please do not use the CEES postal address for any SRF communications. Thank you - please e-mail us instead. We will advise whenever the CEES postal address is available.
6."RUSSIA FOR KIDS"
Jenny Carr has shared her beautiful website with members. Please see:
She will be adding to this so do keep looking! A lot of members have already enjoyed this.
7. STOP PRESS Monday JUNE 13th at 7.30pm!
More details will be added here and also sent to members about the fund raising "Supper for Ukraine" to be held in the AUGB, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh!
8. TALK BY ROBERT CHANDLER MAY 19th, 4pm
On May 19th at the earlier time of 4pm we are delighted to welcome Robert Chandler as our speaker. Details of his talk and the zoom-link have already been sent to members.
9. RUSSIAN COURSES ON LINE
Tanya Yurasova is offering Russian Courses on line. Please see:
tancam.uk/russian-course or e-mail her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://tancam.uk/russian
10. "CONVERSATIONS WITH DOSTOEVSKY"... AND THE SRF "SPECIAL" DOSTOEVSKY TALK
Honorary Professorial Research Fellow (University of Glasgow) George Pattison gave a most inspiring and thought-provoking lecture as the SRF "Special" Dostoevsky Talk. This was indeed, well worth waiting for! Professor Pattison has kindly shared his on-going Dostoevsky Project with SRF and you can see this at:
11. "RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVES ON ADVERTISING"
SRF Trustee Dr Alexandra Smith of Edinburgh University very kindly shared a link to her recent lecture entitled "Russian Perspectives on Advertising" :
12. "CHAI AND CHAT"
- The next meeting of "Chai and Chat" will be held on WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE - please note different day - at 12 noon in the Mercure Hotel, (Scott's cafeteria /first floor restaurant) Princes Street, Edinburgh. All welcome. Numbers attending these meetings are growing and sincere thanks are due to Trustee Peter Harvey for his hard work! There si going to be an outing in July so please watch this space and do attend these sessions if you can!
13. CURRENT AFFAIRS...
SRF Trustee Dr Alexandra Smith has kindly sent the following link to a very interesting discussion at the Sorbonne University in Paris re the current situation in Russia.
14. GOOD NEWS!
SRF Trustee Dr Alexandra Smith has won the prestigious Alexander Nove prize for her latest book: Katherine Hodgson and Alexandra Smith, Poetic Canons, Cultural Memory and Russian National Identity after 1991 (Peter Lang, 2020). You can also look at the link
http://basees.org/nove-prize to read more about this book. Warmest congratulations are in order and we thank them both for the excellent presentation last month.
15. SRF AGM
The next SRF AGM will be held in late June when it is hoped we will be able to hold an outdoor meeting. The AGM Papers and the Agenda will be sent to members in due course.
16. MORE GOOD NEWS!
Trustee Tom Hubbard's new book Invitation to the Voyage - Scotland, Europe and Literature will be published in the autumn! Watch this space!