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Kone funded fellowship programme enhances academic cooperation
In January the Aleksanteri Institute welcomed this year's first Young Russian Scholar Helsinki Fellowship Program (YRUSH) visiting fellow...
The shipping container: an invention that revolutionized trade and turned the world into a giant conveyor belt
Maritime transport fuels global trade. But is it already too cheap to be sustainable?
Who runs Russia's prisons? Judith Pallot, who transferred from Oxford to Helsinki, knows prison hierarchy
In Perm, Russia, Professor Judith Pallot met prisoners who were picking mushrooms. Most of the locals are current or former prison camp inmates.
What keeps Putin in power?
Russian society has a profound desire for order. Few will criticise the leader for exercising power, as those who do will have to face the...
Digital Russia Studies — one year in
Digital Russia Studies, a new multidisciplinary initiative introduced only this year has taken off with good speed. The core group of four...
Frédéric Tremblay: "Vasily Sesemann and His Russian Teacher" in Visiting Fellows Research SeminarThu 21.2.2019 14:15-15:45 Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor meeting room ...
Thu 21.2.2019 16:00-18:00 Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor meeting room ...
Bulat Rakhimzianov: ”The Golden Horde and Its Legacy in Present-day Politics in Tatarstan” in New Perspectives on Russia and EurasiaThu 7.3.2019 14:00-16:00 Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor meeting room ...