Truths and Fictions: Two Centuries of Scottish-Russian Encounters

This one-day symposium, the third in a series organised by the ‘Scotland and Russia: Cultural Encounters Since 1900’ Project, explored the history of Scottish-Russian cultural exchange and influence.  For the first time, it also looked at the nineteenth-century roots of twentieth-century perceptions across a range of talks on literature, translation, performance and revolutionary politics.  Keynote speakers included Dr Dmitry Fedosov of the Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences and Billy Kay, producer of ‘The Scots in Russia’ series for BBC Radio Scotland.

The symposium was sponsored by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee.

Event recordings

Audio recordings of the event are now available:

Event Programme