Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Barbara Gaweda (University of Edinburgh, UK): Recent gendered political mobilizations in Poland: the ‘war on gender’ and the ‘black protest’
Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Luke March (University of Edinburgh, UK): Our countries, right or wrong? Russian and US nationalism compared
- 17th Aleksanteri Conference "Russia's Choices for 2030". Deadline for proposals 15 May
- Interview: The European Union, Russia and international challenges
- Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017: Daria Gritsenko: A local perspective on energy development in the high north
- Kone Foundation's grants awarded
- Report: After 'hybrid warfare', what next? – Understanding and responding to contemporary Russia
- Report: Russian security policy – research in Finland and development trends in Russia
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The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.
17th Aleksanteri Conference "Russia's Choices for 2030"
17th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference entitled "Russia's Choices for 2030" will be organised on 25-27 October 2017 in Helsinki. The Conference will focus on Russian actors, who are making the choices on the way to 2030; explore the multiple structures and environments within which these actors are making these choices; and analyse the legacies of the pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods which, in turn, are shaping Russia’s choices. The deadline for submitting paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is 15 May 2017.
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New Postdoctoral Researcher to the Russian MediaLab project
PhD Mariëlle Wijermars starts as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Russian MediaLab project. In particular, her research interests include contemporary Russian politics, propaganda and censorship, the politicisation of history and the use of media as a tool of national and foreign politics in Eastern Europe. Read more »»
The European Union, Russia and international challenges
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó, visited University of Helsinki on 22nd of February hosted by Aleksanteri Institute and its Director of Research, Professor Markku Kangaspuro. The topic of Minister Szijjártó’s guest lecture was: The future of the EU and the relations with Russia from the perspective of Hungary.
Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017 A local perspective on energy development in the high north
To date, the impact of the federal energy policy on local sustainable development has not been systematically investigated, writes Daria Gritsenko.
Russian Media Lab seminar brought together media researchers and journalists
The multidisciplinary research project Russian Media Lab, coordinated at the Aleksanteri Institute, organized the seminar “Active Media Spaces: Dialogues on Russian Media, Culture and Institutions” in St. Petersburg 19 through 20 January 2017. The seminar’s panels concentrated on the current developments of Russian media landscape, addressing both institutional and grassroots tendencies. One of the seminar’s highlights was the roundtable “Media Literacy and Media Education in Russia Today,” which introduced the viewpoint of St. Petersburg-based journalists and media professionals to the research community.
Praises for Competition in Socialist Society
Competition in Socialist Society (Routledge, 2014), edited by Katalin Miklóssy and Melanie Ilic, has been reviewed in Contemporary European History with praises. According to the book review, “the book conceptualises Eastern European history in fresh ways”. The volume is based on a three-year international collaborative project, Competition in Socialist Society (2010-2012).
Module about Eastern European studies
East within Europe – Jean Monnet Module aims to synthesize Eastern European area studies and European integration studies and lighten the role of the former socialist countries in the European integration. It offers a current view to Russia and Eastern Europe through a matter that has only accentuated due to ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The Module consists of three intensive courses of different topics.
Centre of Excellence Choices of Russian Modernisation
- Russian Power: Domestic Challenges, Smith, H. In: Assessing Russia's Power: A Report by Kuhrt, N. & Feklyunina, V. (eds.). King's College London and Newcastle University, 2017
- The Russian Welfare State System: With Special Reference to Regional Inequality, Kainu, M., Kulmala, M., Nikula, J. and Kivinen, M. In: The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems by Aspalter, C. (ed.). Routledge, 2017
- Renegotiating Patriotic and Religious Identities in the Post-Soviet and Post-secular Russia, Turoma, S. & Aitamurto, K. In: Transcultural Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 1–14
- Sports fields and corporate governmentality: Gazprom’s all-Russian gas program as energopower, Tynkkynen, V-P. In: Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective by Koch, N. (ed.). Routledge, 2016
- Housing and housing finance in Russia at a time of crisis, Khmelnitskaya, M. In: Housing Finance International, Winter 2016, pp. 20–25
- Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation by Heusala, A-L. & Autamurto, K. (eds.). Routledge: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series, 2016
- Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation by Lehtisaari, K. & Mustajoki, A. (eds.). Routledge: Studies in Contemporary Russia, 2016
- Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies by Gel'man, V. (ed.). Routledge: Studies in Contemporary Russia, 2016