Victory Day 2019,  Monday, May 6th 2019


This commemoration is organised by representatives of the Russian community in Manchester – the Anglo Russian and Eastern European Society.

The programme for the day is as follows:


12.00 – 12.45   Assembly on Albert Square, Manchester

13.00 – 14.00   Commemorative Service at Cenothaph

Mr Jim Charnock will be representing MSPFS and laying a wreath on our behalf 

14.00 – 15.45   Civic reception at Central Library

Total’ny Diktant, Manchester (supported by MSPFS) April 13th 2019

This was a great success with over 100 participants!

Totalny Diktant is an annual educational event: a text, written specifically for this event by a famous contemporary Russian writer, is read out to the participants.  In Manchester the reader this year was the journalist Masha Slonim. The goal of this event is to demonstrate the importance of literacy, and to unite everyone who wants to write and speak in Russian.

The first Totalny Diktant took place in 2004 and the event is organised by the Department of Humanities of Novosibirsk University, Siberia. Participation is free and marked papers are returned to participants with appropriate comments. Total Dictation takes place simultaneously in cities and countries around the globe, adjusted for time zones.

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KinemaCat Sunday 28th April 4pm, Altrincham Little Theatre

Tangerines (2013)  Cert 15  Director: Zaza Urushadze 

A Georgian-Estonian film set during the Abkhaz-Georgian war of 1992-93. An Estonian farmer who stays back in a war-torn separatist region to harvest his tangerine crop finds and shelters two wounded soldiers from opposed sides.

Released to critical acclaim and nominated for best foreign language film at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, this film is a passionate plea for peace and reconciliation.


Russian, with English subtitles                                                            .