Cambridge University Russian Society


Cambridge University Russian Society (CURS) was originally founded in the early 1920s.
It was known as the Slavonic Society.
Our society is run and organised by an elected committee of students with an interest in Russia, its people, literature and culture.
We welcome non-Russian speakers, as most of our events are held in English or are bilingual.
Since 2016 there has been a tremendous change and a real renaissance for CURS. We were pleased to announce our redesigned membership cards, the release of our new website and Facebook page as well as numerous other exciting additions to the society like an official leather bound speakers book. CURS is now one of the most dynamic societies in Cambridge.
See you all at our events!

This Year We Raised & Donated

Our charity of choice was: A Charity Helping Children Beat Cancer


Everything you need to know to become a member.

Our Constitution

Every student society in Cambridge must have a constitution. This is our set of rules and principals.

Become A Member

Everyone is welcome to join CURS if you have an interest in Russian: people, literature, culture or just Russia itself.


Donations are important to keep any project running. CURS is a non-profit society so everything helps.



Just to name a few....

Great Guest Speakers

We aim to invite a number of guest speakers to give a talk on an interesting relevant topic.

College Formal Dinners

We organise formal dinners in various different colleges and occasionally do a swap with our friends from other societies.

Conversational Evenings

We meet weekly in a different pub around Cambridge to practice Russian with our friends studying the language or just to socialise.

Russian Cultural Events

We organise literature evenings to discuss our favourite Russian authors, poets and novelist. Sometimes these events are held in collaboration with other societies.

Musical Concerts

We organise Classical music concerts with world class musicians and performers.

Russian Film Nights

We meet weekly to watch Russian films in Russian with English subtitles.



Just some of the speakers we have had over the years…



If you know someone who would like to speak at our society please let us know!


A little something from us to you.

The Useful Freshers Guide

If you are joining Cambridge soon and you do not know anything about life here, this might be useful for you.

Cam-Russian Dictionary

When you come to Cambridge, you will discover that we have many unique words here.

Undergraduate Admissions

If you are starting an undergraduate course at Cambridge then this might be useful for you to read.

Graduate Admissions

If you would like to continue your next degree at Cambridge then this might be useful for you to read.



Elections are held annually at the end of the Michaelmas term.
If you would like to be involved in organising further events then we encourage you to stand for a position on the committee!


Aleksandr Montelli
Ilya Burkov
Vice President
Nadezda Volkova
Andrey Malinin
Neil Kent
Senior Treasurer
Daniel Bode
Sponsorship Officer
Aleksandra Bazhenova
External Officer
Anastasiya Kazachenka
Internal Officer
Olga Kosmylina
Cultural Events Officer
Aleksei Komarov
Chto Gde Kogda Officer
Aleksej Popel
Society Adviser
Oleg Kovalevskiy
Society Adviser
Anastasia Malykhina
Society Assistant


Travel Back In Time


Have a look at our most recent newsletter and subscribe to out mailing list!

6 Oct


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• Newsletter Michaelmas Term 6th October – 13th October CAMBRIDGE UNION SOCIETY DEBATES 19th October | 19:30 – 21:30 | Cambridge Union Society | 9a …


30 Sep


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• Newsletter Michaelmas Term 29th September – 6th October CUSU Freshers Fair 3-4th October | 10 am – 4 pm | Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall & …


22 Sep


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• Newsletter Pre-Michaelmas Term 22nd September – 29th September   CUSU Freshers Fair 3-4th October | 10 am – 4 pm | Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall & …



We are proud to work with some of the most active societies and organisations promoting Russian culture, traditions and business. If you would like to work with us or run an event with us please send us an email.


Display your contact details and contact form here.

Cambridge University Russian Society
The Old Schools

Please complete our contact form and a member of the committee will get back to you in due course.

This website was designed and created by Ilya Burkov and Olga Kosmylina, back-end was done by Harald Böhm