Day and time: Weekly on Tuesday, 12:30-15:00 (except for holidays)

Location: All group members take turns to host

Short description of the activity:

We are an international group of about 12 ladies who meet once a week at a group member’s home, where the hostess treats us to a light lunch (a soup and a salad or dessert) and we discuss works of Russian literature, ranging from classics by Dostoevsky or Tolstoy to Soviet era and contemporary novels. The discussions are carried out in English, but of course everyone is free to read the book at home in whatever language they choose (some do so in Russian). We dedicate two meetings (two weeks) to each book on the reading list- in the first one, one of our members gives us an outline of the author’s biography and some general historical and cultural context. The second meeting is devoted to an in-depth discussion, introduced by one of our members, in which all join in. Our approach is very democratic: we take it in turns to host, and we take it in turns to present a biography and lead a discussion. All views are welcome.