The Soloukhin Russian Literature Society was formed on the 5th of April 1998, a year after the passing of the writer Vladimir Soloukhin and was initially a literature discussion and appreciation group. Since then the organization has grown and organized many concerts, lectures, public discussions, Russian film screenings, and artistic gatherings. Various community groups and organizations now work with us to deliver projects and provide cultural diversity to Victoria.
The Society exists with the help of government funding, member donations and the work of numerous volunteers who help to support its cause. We often collaborate with other community organizations for our events and seek various venues to provide the greatest accessibility to the Russian community of Melbourne. Glen Eira City Council has been a keen supporter of our work and has provided us with its facilities for large concerts and events.Read More
Our main event is the annual Day of Russian Culture Concert which runs in the second half of the calendar year. This event usually commemorates notable Russian writers, poets, musicians or other artists. Previously concerts were dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Tyutchev, Anna Pavlova amongst others. We try to make these events as accessible as possible to both English and Russian speakers by translating all text and encouraging diversity. Our concerts are also popular amongst other communities that understand the Russian language.
With the support of various groups and clubs we run a variety of other musical and cultural events. This includes concerts, lectures, movie screenings, costume displays and more. Also, we provide community support in the area of health and currently run a program on COVID-19 risks and vaccine promotion.Read More