Great Britain-U.S.S.R. Association archive

Scope and Content

Comprises the extensive administrative and correspondence files of the Great Britain-U.S.S.R. Association/Britain-Russia Centre; also, associated photographs and printed matter

Administrative / Biographical History

The Great Britain-U.S.S.R. Association was a British Government funded organisation established in 1959 to promote and facilitate academic, cultural, educational, scientific and other non-political contacts between Great Britain and the Soviet Union. It was renamed the Britain-Russia Centre in 1992 and subsequently merged administratively with the British East-West Centre

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Britain-Russia Centre/British East-West Centre, May 2000, October 2001, February 2002; John Roberts, August 2000, January, November and December 2001


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue