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Grandfather Frost and Old New Year Traditions in Russia Dr Rosamund Bartlett Monday 02 December 2019



New to our Society, Dr. Rosamund Bartlett holds a first degree in Russian from Durham University and also a doctorate from Oxford University. She is the author of two widely-praised biographies of Tolstoy and Chekhov and also translates from Russian for Oxford World Classics.

Her lecture will cover the old Christmas traditions of pre-Revolutionary Russia through the media of art and music.

Reading: Natasha’s Dance, a Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes (2002)