The Vladimir Vysotsky Centre for Russian Studies


Our mission is to bring Russian Culture to a Western audience, bridging the gap between Russia and the UK through facilitating an inter-cultural dialogue and to conduct research in the field of Russian thought, literature, music, history and art.

A distinctive feature of the Centre is to address the following fundamental questions:

  • What is understood as Russian cultural identity and constitutes the quintessence of Russianness and the kernel of its values?
  • What are its special features, and are they amenable to conceptualisation?

Past events

F.M. Dostoevsky
F.M. Dostoevsky