A new INREES seminar series presents PhD papers with fresh take on Russia, East Europe or Eurasia.

International Network in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (INREES) is a network-based research-training and mobility programme for doctoral candidates. The INREES offers visiting exchange periods in Finland for doctoral candidates from our partner universities in Europe.

In the INREES seminars, the visiting fellows and the members of the INREES network present their ongoing research projects. The seminars are organized in a hybrid format at the Aleksanteri Institute. The topics address various topics in the field of social sciences and humanities. We would like to warmly welcome all scholars and students of Eurasia as well other interested audiences to join our meetings!   

NEXT: Gabit Gabdullin | 4 May at 14.00

Pro/Anti Eurasian Economic Union's sentiments in Kazakhstan 

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), established in 2015, marked a new stage of integration and cooperation between the post-Soviet States. Despite the continuing economic and political struggle, Kazakhstan which is considered one of the founding and the most enthusiastic members of the union, is still committed to the initiative. The research explores pro-Eurasian/anti-Eurasian narratives among the country’s population. Concerns over national sovereignty, national identity, territorial integrity, and the controversial economic benefits of the union dominate the popular discussions. The trajectories of these discourses are also manifested vis-à-vis regional differences and along ethnic lines.  .

Gabit Gabdullin is a PfD candidate at the University of Glagow. The topic of the PhD dissertation concerns the assessment of the public opinion toward the Eurasian Economic Union in Kazakhstan. This spring he is working as an INREES visiting fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. 

Discussant: Anna-Liisa Heusala, University of Helsinki 

Chair: Kaarina Aitamurto, University of Helsinki 

INREES Seminar
Thu 4.5.2023
Via Zoom / onsite in Aleksanteri Room, Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 40. 
INREES seminars