Conference Coordinator
Meri Kulmala
meri.kulmala [at]

Conference Secretary
Anna Salonsalmi
anna.salonsalmi [at]

Conference Trainee
Enni Valtonen
enni.valtonen [at]

Conference e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at]

The Aleksanteri Institute

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O. Box 42)
00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358-(0)50-3565 802

aleksanteri [at]


5.11.2014 Media at the Aleksanteri Conference

23.10. National Broadcasting company YLE Radio Suomi interviewed Stpehen Hanson, Maria Lipman and Sergei Utkin about the situation between Russia and Ukraine in its programme Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää. Listen the programme here.

24.10. An article entitled Only One Truth in Putin's Russia/ Putinin Venäjän yksi totuus/ En enda sanning in Putins Ryssland was published at the University of Helsinki main site.

24.10. Finnish newspaper Iltalehti wrote about the panel "Special Session: Russia after 2014" in its article Venäjän synkkä tulevaisuus - "Putinin hallinto romahtaa kahdessa vuodessa".

27.10. The Russian newspaper The Moscow Times mentioned the Aleksanteri Conference in Peter Rutland's article How Much Longer Can Putin's System Last?

21.10.2014 Last minute changes

Please find a list of last minute changes (pdf).

24.9.2014 Audience registration is open

The audience is free to register online for the conference by October 15th. The conference is free of charge. Welcome!

22.9.2014 The abstracts of papers are added to the section "Speakers".

15.9.2014 Registration is open!

The speakers, chairs and discussants are asked to register online by October 6th.

12.9.2014 Conference programme is added

11.9.2014 Information about accommodation is added

Information about accommodation in Helsinki is added to the section "Practical information and Registration".

19.6.2014 Letters of acceptance posted

Letters of acceptance have been sent to the conference participants.

15.5.2014 Call for Papers is closed

Altogether 147 paper proposals and 13 proposals for panels were submitted by the deadline.

3.2.2014 Call for Papers is published

Call for Papers for the 14th annual Aleksanteri Conference Restructuring State and Society in Russia is now published. Deadline for panel & paper proposals is May 15th, 2014.