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Past newsletters: News

Congratulations to Perm on its 300th anniversary - photos
System thinking Classes at Perm State University, anonymous 
Improving the lives of the elderly in Perm region, Irina Serova
Book review: Epics of Everyday Life by Susan Richards, Jonathan Saunders
Book review: Western correspondents and Stalin’s wartime disinformation strategy by Alan Philps, Marcus Ferrar
Book review: The inside story of Putin’s war against Ukraine by Owen Matthews, Sally Richards
Fifty years of Russian Connections, David Roulston
Annual OPA garden party, Oxford -  photos

Voices from Russia, edited by Karen Hewitt
Wonderful surprise, anonymous
Life in Perm Universities since the beginning of the war, Galina Grigorieva
Lewis Carroll’s Adventures in Russia, Mark Davies
Teaching Russian in England, Heather Haslett
Learning Russian is not for sissies, Marianne Talbot
Book review: Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy, Catherine Cooper
Film review: 972 Breakdowns by John Hind
How Perm lives between Victory Day and the anniversary of the city, A citizen of Perm
Nina Kruglikova’s Russian walking tour of Oxford, Jessica Vlasova

Letters from Russia, edited by Karen Hewitt
My experience of learning Russian, Heather Haslett
How I came to Learn Russian, Della Thompson
Book review: Mud and stars: Travels in Russia by Sara Wheeler, Sally Richards
Russian and English online language exchange, Graham Dane
English Discussion club, Svetlana Polyakova
The Moscow merchants who dynamised Russian culture, Marcus Ferrar

Letters from Perm, edited by Karen Hewitt
Perm Seminars, Graham Dane
A Farewell to Perm?  Marcus Ferrar
TV review: Russia 1985-1999: Trauma Zone, Sally Richards
Event review: Orlando Figes talk, Anne Harrap
How we left Russia, A Perm teacher

Letters from Perm in a time of War, edited by Karen Hewitt
Remembering the city where I come from, Sergei Kachkin
Book review: Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina, Chris Cowley
Book review: When Miss Emmie was in Russia by Harvey Pitcher, Jonathan Saunders
Mary Dejevsky talk, Jessica Vlasova
Obituaries: Sue Gregory, Elizabeth Teague
True Partnership Knows no Borders, Mikhail V. Grabevnik

International Memorial’ - the view from Perm, Karen Hewitt
Book review: We by Zamyatin, Catherine Cooper
My First Trip to Russia, Chris Cowley
Why care about Russia? Daniel Scharf
Summary of articles from Perm Twin Cities Newsletter, Jessica Vlasova
Far-Away Land for a Far-Away Lander, Varvara Biachkova

Perm Krai seen from Space,  Chris Cowley and Pavel Sannikov
My Year in Russia, Jessica Vlasova
Perm Archives - Tribute to WW11, Natalia Nefodova
Perm twin cities newsletter summary, Jessica Vlasova
Book review: Between Two Fires by Joshua Yaffa, Bob Price
Book review: Russian Hide and Seek by Kingsley Amis, Jonathan Saunders

“Perm Gods",  Sandra Hurst
Book review: Pushkin’s Button by Serena Vitale, Jonathan Saunders
Book review: Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44 by Anna Reid, Marianne Talbot
Summary of articles from Perm twin cities newsletter, Jessica Vlasova
Coronavirus in Perm - A Personal Drama, Marcus Ferrar
A poem: The sky, Joanna Tulloch
Learning Russian, Fiona Gow
A Russian Dacha, Jessica Vlasova

Winter Fishing, Chris Cowley
The Perm Quilt, May Wylie
How to make a video in 69 easy steps, Karen Hewitt
Book review: Prokofiev by Prokofiev Madonald, Jonathan Saunders
Happy New Year! С новым годом!, Jessica Vlasova
Dark Avenues Making comparisons..., Catherine Cooper
‘Imagining Oxford’ - a competition for Perm youth, Svetlana Polykova
Summary extracts from Perm twin cities Newsletter, Jessica Vlasova
Prizewinning Essay on ‘One day in Oxford’, Alyona Mamayeva
25th anniversary events on the Oxford Perm website

The bonding of first year students in Perm under Covid 19, Kate Antineskul, Zhanna Plesovskih

бабье лето and золотая осень. Indian summer and golden autumn, Daniel Simpson

Book review of Terence Wade's 'Using Russian Vocabulary', Chris Cowley

Book review of Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘Young Doctor’s Notebook’, Catherine Cooper

Obituary: Nick Allen by Mari Prichard

Perm awarded honorary title ‘City of Labour Valour’, contributed by City of Perm 

Summary of Perm Twins Newsletter, May 2020

A Tale of the Unexpected, Jonathan Gardner

About the quarantine period in Perm, Pavel Sannikov

Coronavirus in Perm State Pedagogical University, Galina Grigorieva

Anthony Jenkinson: Tudor traveller, navigator, merchant adventurer, ambassador, Richard Sills
Perm’s New Governor - Dmitry Makhonin, Martin Spence
Book Review of 'We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong' by Mark Galeotti, Marianne Talbot
Book Review of  'Maybe Esther, Kate Petrowskaja', Sally Richards
Book Suggestions 'Social distancing', Richard Sills
Oxford supports the work of Nochlezhka , Tim Sadler

Art and icons in Perm, Joanna Tulloch
Fantastic Plastic - An exhibition at Perm Museum of Modern Art, Liz Wheater & John Hind
A Journey to the North of Perm Krai, Carole Richardson
Magnificent Minsk and Mogilyov, Catherine Cooper
Book Review of Mark B Smith’s ‘The Russia Anxiety - and how history can resolve it’, David Roulston
News from Perm-Oxford, Galina Gusarova

Perm 2019, Jill Hind
A Balalaika Lesson, John Hind
Georgia on my mind, Catherine Cooper
Perm Again!, Susan Clarkson
Volunteering and Youth in Russia, Elena Polyakova
News from Perm-Oxford, Galina Gusarova
Visit to a Tatar Village, Chris Cowley

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Perm’s Most Famous Schoolboy, Martin Spence
Vodka Tasting Evening - May 2019, May Wylie
Book Review of Tony Wood’s ‘Russia without Putin’, David Roulston
An Update on the Anton Chekhov garden, Jessica Vlasova
Oxford International Links, Sue Gregory
Social services for young people in Russia, Anna Balina
A guide to a Russian banya, Jessica Vlasova
Extract from Perm Oxford news, Galina Gusorova

Life of Rivers/Rivers of Life, Alison Watt
Poems, Jane Spiro
On Drinking in Russia, Karen Hewitt
Journalists without Borders, Vadim Skvorodin
What we discovered in Oxford  by visiting scholars from PSU

Chekhov’s Gardens,  Rosamund Bartlett
Civil Society in Perm, Janice Giffen
Learning Russian, Jessica Vlasova
Book Review of ‘Russian Against the Rest’ by Richard Sakwa,  David Roulston
Perm Oxford News
Perm: A Fascinating Feast of Opera and Ballet, Marcus Ferrar

The things that bring us closer: A joint project in clinical psychology, Julia B. Grantham
Why did 'we' learn Russian, Nigel Robertson
Are we really so similar? or UNITY IN DIFFERENCES ,  Perm State University teachers: Ekaterina Isaeva, Elena Mikhailovna, Lev Pleshkov, Evgenia Kharebova, Mikhail Grabevnik and Alexandra Osmolovskaya 
Perm Oxford news items Galina Gusarova 
Book Review of A.J.P. Taylor's autobiography, a Personal History,  Jonathan Saunders 
Friends' House Moscow,  Susan Clarkson
1week, 7 sunrises, and many cups of tea in Perm, Louise Hall

My Perm - A Sentimental Journey - An Honourable Citizen of Perm: Professor Tsymmerman, Julia B. Grantham
Crimea - the crisis in 2014 and what has happened since, Karen Hewitt
Book Review: Alan Sillitoe's working-class novels, and the Russian connection,  Jonathan Saunders 
Book Review: Peter Conradi, 'Who Lost Russia - How the World Entered a New Cold War', Oneworld Publications, 2017, David Roulston
Dividing my time between Knyazhevo and Oxford,  Jessica Vlasova

Past newsletters: News

Cherdyn, Alison Watt
Beata's Christmas wish, Ksenia Hewitt
The floating sign, Ekaterina Zueva, Perm State University 
How to enjoy a big birthday party, Karen Hewitt
A day detour to Yasnaya Polyana, David Roulston

Karavai in Liverpool - a positive extension of the Oxford connection, May Wylie
One day in the life of a PSU student, Tatyana Chudinova
A First Trip to Russia, Helen Pighills
Cruising down the Kama to Kazan (and back), Alison Watt

My Perm - A Sentimental Journey An Honourable Citizen of Perm: Evgeny Shirokov, Julia Budnik - Grantham
Vsevolodo-Vilva - a celebration, Karen Hewitt
Hogwarts in Perm, Daria Shemiakina Andreyevna
Modern Art in Perm, Alison Wat

Oxford Goes To Perm, Bob Price 
Provincial and Backward? The distinctive cultural life of Perm, Alexander Mercouris 
Noye's Fludde Twinning Event - October 2015 , Voirrey Carr
Our new Project - Oxford Journalists and Perm Journalism, Karen Hewitt 
Climbing to the top of Magdalen Tower as one of the brightest impressions of Oxford tour, Olga Putina

Visit to Oxford by Karavai Balalaika Quartet, May Wylie 
Extreme Climate, Harriet Buckley
Visiting Perm for the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism and the end of the Great Patriotic War, Derek Summers
Seeing With The Heart - Visually Impaired Children In Perm, Susan Clarkson
Anniversary celebration talksPerm-36 Museum and Gulag History,  talk by Dan Healey
What is going on in Russia? The views and values of ordinary Russians, talk by Karen Hewitt
The Paintings of Leonid Pasternak, talk by Ann Pasternak-Slater, report by Dana Wentworth

Oxford Perm Association: 20th anniversary celebrations: the visit of Yarmarka,  Sue Gregory
The 70th Aniversary of Victory Day in Perm, Tim Sadler
OXFORD PERM 2015 Our Twentieth Anniversary Year, Committee
A story from Ukraine, Karen Hewitt
People's diplomacy: from Perm with love, Ksenia Hewitt

Perm City Council, inter-ethnic issues and community: learning from Oxford,  Tatiana Grigorieva Russia, Susan Clarkson
Russia and Development: Capitalism, Civil Society and the State by Charles Buxton, David Roulston
Modern Russian Writing and the Russian Booker Prize,  Karen Hewitt
My Perm - A Sentimental Journey: Permyak - Salty Ears,  Julia Budnik-Grantham

Past newsletters: News

MESH 2014 –Pegasus Festival of International Youth Companies. July 24th – August 1st 2014,  Robin Carr
Kungur: the Tea Capital of the Russian Empire, Susan Purcell
Do the Russians still like us and do we like the Russians? Karen Herwitt
A Urals Tale - the Metal Craftsman, Carole Richardson
Mining Experiences in Russia, Sarah Payne and Bethan Gregory

Visiting the past in Krasnokamsk, Celia Dixie
Oxford Perm Association AGM 13th February 2014, Chair’s Report, Karen Hewitt
From the Oxford International Links Representative, Robin Carr
MESH, Yasmin Sidhwa
A girlfriend for Boris! Rosalyn Roulston
Amsterdam exhibition of Perm Prison photos, 
Extracts from letters of appreciation of Karen Hewitt’s achievements submitted for her MBE award, Cynthia Watson
Russian citizens on the annexation of Crimea, Lyuda K, Ekaterina K, Natalia B
A visit to Perm and Chusovoy April 2014, Susan Gregory

My experiences in Perm, Rosie Lawrence
Perm-Oxford: new experience and opportunities, Irina Petrova
Going North, Anatoly Melentev
Visit to Anatoly’s home, Rosemary Page
2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture
A response to the Foreign Office statement on the UK-Russia Year of Culture, Karen Hewitt
The Russian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale , Mari Prichard
My Perm – A Sentimental Journey: The Art Gallery, Julia Budnik-Grantham

Weight of Memory, Nataliya Kurdina
Saxophone in Perm, George Haslam
Every day is a праздник (prazdnik) at Chusovoy School, Dana Wentworth
My Perm – a sentimental journey: Diaghilev, Julia Budnik

Chair’s Annual Report, Mari Prichard
Anthology of Russian Poetry, Poems of Feeling, Harold Burnett
A Marginal Interest, Nick Allen
Chusovoy: A Town, A School, and a New Project, Karen Hewitt
Liza’s Letter from Chusovoy

Past newsletters: News

Those were the days - By the long road, Heather Haslett 
Study visit from Perm, September 30 - October 03, Natalia Nefedova
Book Review: Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Orlando Figes, Susan Gregory
Book Review: Last Tsar Emperor Michael II, Donald Crawford, David Roulston
December celebrations in Perm of Tsar Michael II, David Roulston
A Brief History of a Russian Publishing Adventure, Karen Hewitt
‘Searching for a Face’ The Old Fire Station Gallery September 2012; 
An exhibition by Inna Rogova & Natalya Korchemkina from Perm, Diana Bell and Marie Darkins
Autumn Exhibition in Oxford, Inna Rogova

Young dancers from Perm at the MESH festival in Oxford: CRUSH in Oxford, May Wylie
Dependence and Independence, Pegasus Theatre, 25 July 2012, Mari Prichard
What you may have missed during the summer!, Rosalyn Roulston
America: US Foreign Policy Since 1945, and the Imperialism of Ignorance, Alexander A, Book Review, Daniel Scharf
The GULAG Museum (Perm-36), David Kadzhaya
Dangerous Passage, Karen Hewitt
White Nights, Perm, Diana Bell

Annual Report of the Oxford Perm Association, Mari Prichard
Perm Pie, Judy Palmer
Salt ( С о ль ), Ivan Kolpakov
Presidential Election: Putin Again, Tom Brothwell

Professional Exchange of Lawyers, Ksenia Hewitt
Book Review The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight ,by Gina Ochsner,Susan Gregory
Russian Prison Theatre, David Roulston
Two Russian Portraits, Sveta’s Box of Words , Derek Summers
Travelling to Perm, Andrew Reekie
Political Demonstrations in Perm, Elizaveta Troitskaya, Darya Vershinina

Mesh Dancers in Oxford, May Wylie
Exploring civil society and local government issues in Perm, Charles Buxton
The Dead Hand: Regan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the cold war arms race, Book Review, Daniel Scharf
Boris Pasternak: Family Correspondence 1921-1960. Translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater, Book Review, Susan Gregory
Multi-lingual Russia – and a tale of two languages , Mari Prichard

Past newsletters: News

Re-tracing the steps of the Royal Navy on the Kama River, Alastair Grant

The AGM at Pegasus and Pegasus at the AGM, Rosalyn Roulston

Salt, Karen Hewitt

The meeting that changed our life…, Petrova Irina, Petrova Ekaterina

Beadwork – and the Oxford Perm Association, Karen Hewitt

Balalaikas in Bletchingdon, Andrew Adams

Karavai, May Wylie

There’s a tourist on the bus, Christine Elliot
Perm, Masha Hewitt
Two most unexpected experiences in Britain, Tanya Trofimova
Food question, Lyudmila Kazhdaya
About three unforgettable weeks, Olga Vagina
The Russian doctors’ diary, Rosalyn Roulston

From Perm with love,  Manon Franklin-Fraiture
An equivocal testament, Karen Hewitt 
May Wylie, David Roulston
On the road to friendship, Galina Gusarova
Memorial visits in Perm, David Roulston

Diaghilev - Perm’s unlikely cultural hero - a new biography and a major exhibition, Geoffrey Findlay
A Russian child’s view of Oxford, Masha Hewitt
Cook’s tour, Colin Cook

Past newsletters: News

Three months in Perm: Impressions, John Ellard
Perm Celebrations - some personal impressions, Frances (and Ken) Cugnoni
Night Club fire in Perm, Anon
‘Material interests’ in the activities of zemstvo deputies in late 19th century Perm, Nadezhda Gorbacheva
A library for the Oxford Perm Association?, Karen Hewitt

Karavai in Oxford, Richard Sills

Karavai in London, Rosalyn Roulston

Oxford Russia Fund ‘Perm seminar on contemporary English literature’, Karen Hewitt

Carmen, Maggie Black

A child’s view of Perm, Jennifer Clapham

Kerchevo - the town that once logged, Geoffrey Findlay

Developing Tourism in the Ural Mountains, Igor Volkhin, Olga Votinova
Leonid Pasternak, David Roulston
Upper Heyford, Daniel Scharf

Restoration of young physicists’ school in Perm state University, I L Volkhin, L G Kychova
The Trans-Siberian railway: a traveller’s anthology, Deborah Manley
The conflict in Georgia - viewed from Perm, Karen Hewitt
Russian experiences of an English children’s author - Arthur Ransome, David Roulston

Celebrating the 285th anniversary of the city of Perm, Robin Carr
Karavei in Oxford, anon
Understanding Britain in 6 and a half months, Ksenia Trosheva
Perm welcomes Donald Crawford on the 90th anniversary of Michael Romanov’s death, W George Krasnov

University exchange, anon
Klub Privyet, Gerald Findlay
How to become a tourist guide, Karen Hewitt

My impressions about trips to Great Britain, Igor Volkhin
Golden hands, Jennifer Newman
A Perm village, Harold Burnett

Carmina Burana, Richard Sills
Putin and the restoration of Russia, Karen Hewitt
A Russian year, Philip Clayton
Perm people, Jay Miller
Holy Places, Victoria Arnold

The Perm disabled society, Karen Hewitt

Black Earth City: A year in the heart of Russia, Charlotte Hobson

What’s wrong with Putin?, Karen Hewitt

A Victorian evening, Ann Davis

A Permian Botanist in Oxford, Larissa Novoselova

Past newsletters: News

The Russian economy and climate change - a view from the front line, Adrian Hewitt
Non-profit partnership “Perm Oxford” - two years of activities, Galina Gusarova
Putin through the eyes of ordinary Russians, Karen Hewitt
Yarmarka, Christmas Parade and international Christmas fair, David Roulston
Perm in a (mild) winter (and a couple of caveats), Ken Cugnoni

Street children in Perm, Hannah-Louise Mobbs
Perm International Youth Drama Festival, Kerry Norman
Doyle Academy of Irish Dance, Anne-Marie Gallacher

On the trail of Dr Zhivago, Karen Hewitt
The seminar for the Perm Hospice charity trust, Rosalyn Roulston
Some changes in the last ten years, Philip Clayton
Perm in winter, Richard Sills

The Perm Association’s first film night, Mari Prichard
Russian New Year, Olga Kirianova
Would you take a child, Karen Hewitt
A Permian in the Perm Association, Julia Budnik-Grantham

Past newsletters: News

Northern Moslems, Olga Kirianova
With Permians to the Altai mountains, Karen Hewitt
Perm Autistic Society, Beryl Knotts

Perm International Festival of snow and ice, Catherine Boyd
Working together with Perm, Deborah Manley
Maslennitsa, Olga Kirianova

The Royal Navy - in Perm!, David Roulston
Dancing in Perm, Sam Coren
Humphrey Carpenter, Karen Hewitt
A day in the life of a Perm head teacher, Irina Petrova
Oxford memories, Tanya Gulyaeva
Making waves - in Perm and beyond, Rosalyn Roulston
Entertaining a Russian visitor, Gilia Slocock
The rough cut diamond that is Perm - a midwife’s view, Ann Davis
Perm shields and flag, anon

Planning, design and conservation in Perm, Robert Parkinson
A Perm visit with a difference, Ken Cugnoni
A first-timer’s visit to Perm, Robin Carr

Past newsletters: News

Winter fishing adventures, Olga Kirianova
The Hospice Seminar in Perm, 8th-10th June 2004, Rosalyn Roulston, Kathy Warburton
Folk dance group, David and Rosalyn Roulston
Oxford’s twin city in Russia, Perm, will be a site of a dangerous and illegal experiment, Roman Yushkov

First Class “fair” returns, anon (Yarmarka)
Russian students and the elections, Olga Kirianova
Perm Victorian centre, Karen Hewitt

Perm Youth Theatre, May Wylie
National ‘camp’ for student journalists, Olga Kirianova
Across Europe by bike, Ilya Levchenko

Oxford and Perm - twin towns, Tatiana Grigorieva

Women’s projects, anon

Oxford-Perm-Aviagorodok, anon

Allotments and dachas exchange, Anna Eden

One hour nearer to Europe?, Karen Hewitt
A fairy tale, Ken Cugnoni

Past newsletters: News

Folk Dance festival, anon (Yarmarka)
Medical services in Perm, Hugh Nisbet
Two dogs, a lift and a thunderstorm, Peter Barker
Jenny Lewis, anon
A poet in Perm, Jenny Lewis

Folk dance festival, anon
Perm Olympiads, Karen Hewitt
Oxfordshire/Perm voluntary action link, anon

Perm Youth Ballet, anon
A tale of two cities, May Wylie
Perm State University visit, Karen Hewitt
Sounds Russian to me, Edward McKeon
Sounding the Enigma: Russian music and the West, Edward McKeon
Allotments and dachas exchange, Valentina Vereshchagina

AN ABCD of horticulture (Apples, Bees, Cheese, Dachas), Richard Sills
Oxford Youth Council trip to Perm, Maryam Okole

An introduction, Richard Sills

News from Permian friends, Karen Hewitt

Voluntary Action, anon

Sacha and Igor in winter, Karen Hewitt

Housing in Perm, Carold Roberts, Aletta Bruin

Past newsletters: News
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