Cambridge University Russian Society

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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!


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 various pubs 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.

Intellectual games

We have been hosting the amazing Chto-Gde-Kogda game weekly for 10 years and we are introducing Mafia games in 2020.


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! The following committee was elected on the 8th of November 2019.


Andrei Popescu

Responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Committee and the Society as a whole.

Andrei Popescu


Varvara Vassilieva

Supports the President at any time and replaces President when he/she is not available.

Varvara Vassilieva


Can Hou

Organises and minutes meetings. Maintains effective records and administration. Sends Weekly Newsletter email.

Can Hou


Fedor Misyura

Keeps the Society financial accounts in order. Present at events to collect money. Responsible for new member fees.

Fedor Misyura


Neil Kent

Manages the Treasurer accounts and paperwork. Annually communicates with the Junior Proctor to update them about finances.

Neil Kent

Senior Treasurer

Demetrius Floudas

A senior member of the Society. Consults the Committee.

Demetrius Floudas

Senior Adviser

David Khachaturov

Organises events and builds connections within Cambridge. Makes social events merry and possible.

David Khachaturov

Events Officer

Anna Laletina

Responsible for photography & filming.

Anna Laletina

Media Officer

Maxim Wilson

Does research on speakers and sends out invitations.

Maxim Wilson

Speakers Officer

Aleksei Komarov

Organises new Chto Gde Kogda evenings and competitions.

Aleksei Komarov

Chto Gde Kogda Officer

Travel Back In Time


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.

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