Record Details

NGOBritain Russia Centre and the British East West Centre (BEWC)
AddressBEWC, Willcox House, 42 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN
Telephone020 73788222
Background InformationThe BEWC, the working name of the Britain-Russia Centre and the British East West Centre, describes itself as "the longest established UK non-government organisation dedicated to working with Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)." Originally established as the Great Britain-USSR Association, in order to support British contact with the Soviet Union, the organisation acted as a forum for research and expertise, involving specialists, politicians and diplomats. The current organisational structure was adopted following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. In 2001, the Centre also played a role in the establishment of the GB-Russia Society. Company no. 696337. Sources:;
Year Created1961
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesGreat Britain USSR Association (1961-1992); Britain Russia Centre (1992-2002)
Related OrganisationsGB-Russia Society; Britain-Russia Centre, Scotland
KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
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Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 13:00:48