Russian Cultural Group

The Group  meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm. Meetings are held at the Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5TR.  More location details and maps.

The Group continues to attract excellent support, and we look forward to an interesting talk in September on Sochi. Further details below. 

Future meetings:  We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for future activities. Tell us what you like, and don't like, and perhaps offer your experiences or expertise. Your input is an important part of our work to draw up a programme for the remainder of the year.

Spring 2017
We have a lovely new meeting room at Downley.

For more information, and how to find us,
see the Maps page.

21st September - Sochi then and now

The history of the city and the area, and where it is today.
Sochi is situated  on the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains, hosted the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 as well as the Formula 1 Grand Prix.  It will also be one of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 By Sandra Hurst  

2:00 pm, Thursday. 21st September
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us),

    Review some of our previous presentations

19th October -  V. Lenin, Petrograd, 1917

V. Lenin, Petrograd, 1917
In 1917 the climate of dissatisfaction in Petrograd — its name was changed from Saint Petersburg in 1914 — became too much for its people to bear. Disputes and conflicts between the city’s civilians, its police and its military culminated in the October Revolution bringing the Bolsheviks to power with V. Lenin as their leader.

An illustrated talk by Nadia Ainsworth

2:00 pm, Thursday. 19th October.
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (
Map, and how to find us)

Russian Club January Meeting, E.G.M. - update