Head of the Organising Committee
Sanna Turoma
sanna.turoma [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Coordinator
Kaarina Aitamurto
kaarina.aitamurto [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Secretary
Maarit Elo-Valente
maarit.elo-valente [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Intern
Miikka Piiroinen
miikka.piiroinen [at] helsinki.fi

Conference e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at] helsinki.fi

The Aleksanteri Institute

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

aleksanteri [at] helsinki.fi


Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Alexander Buzgalin (Moscow State University, Russia)

Pertti Honkanen (Social Insurance Institution (Kela), Finland)

Vesa Oittinen (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Panel abstract: Marx and Russia

The panel focuses on the Marxist analyses of Russia's development, both in Marx's lifetime (from the 1870's on) and at present. The focus is on economic development and discussions of Russian economics, which were of special relevance to the path of modernisation Russia had to choose in the late 1800's. In Marxist analysis, Russian Capitalism has always had specific traits which distinguish it from the Western; "classical" form of capitalism. It is obvious that this difference between Russia and the West remains and is poignant yet today, despite the globalisation processes. Differences in economic basis are, in turn, reflected on the political and cultural "superstructure".