Discussing the effects of censorship on Soviet art and culture under Stalin with the onset of Socialist Realism. This event will feature Russian cinema specialist Ian Christie in conversation with Justine Wadell.

Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia, leading East European Curator of the British Library, takes you on an exclusive tour that looks at Russian memorabilia related to Gorbachev in the library’s unique collection.   


Dostoevsky’s 1980s phylosophical tale of patricide travels to London under the wing of artistic director Victor Sobchak.  

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK after a successful 2014 UK tour, with its latest and greatest production to date - Gorky Park.

Sean Turner and Scott Le Crass co-direct a new freely adapted version of Boris Godunov by Howard Colyer at Brockley Jack. Don't miss the chance to see this rarely-performed drama which runs until the 31st of January.


Musical notes, skeletons and Soviet bootlegs… the world of forbidden music and the culture of ‘rattling your bones’.

Celebrate the end of winter with Maslenitsa celebrations, enjoy a classic production of Swan lake at the Royal Opera House, or get savvy with talks about art, history and ballet.

Janice Ross, Stanford Professor of Dance History, presents the story of legendary ballet choreographer Leonid Yakobson.

The bold abstraction and simple forms of post-war artist Serge Poliakoff return to the London art scene after over fifty years. 

Explore the effects of war and revolution on avant-garde culture in Russia through drama, art, music, dance, and theatre.