Catherine Institute


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The Catherine Institute operated as a unit of the Faculty of Theology until 08/01/2012. Institute promoted research on religious and social situation in Eastern Europe and Russia, Orthodox religion, and Byzantine history and culture.

The library of the institute contains approximately 11 000 volumes, including a collection of icon literature unique in the Nordic countries, accompanied with some 2 000 slides. During the summer of 2012 the library moved to the new premises of the City Centre Campus Library in Kaisa house, for more information, see: http://www.helsinki.fi/library/contact-us/