Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central, and Eastern European Studies

Prospective graduate students Ukraine: Energy in the Spotlight


Our Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Upcoming events in Solidarity with Ukraine


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Who we are and what we do

The Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies at St Andrews was founded in 1990. Its aim is to promote Russian, post-Soviet and Eastern European research and teaching by bringing together members of staff from various departments across the university who share interests in this field. The Centre sponsors visiting speakers, runs informal colloquia and offers a package of taught postgraduate courses leading to higher degrees in Central and East European Studies.

Members of the Centre supervise individual PhD students in the following areas: Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet literature, culture and history of ideas (18th-21st century); Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European History; International Relations; Art History of Modern Russia and Central and Eastern Europe; Russian, post-Soviet and Central and Eastern European film; Orthodox and Eastern Christianity; Caucasus and Central Asian Politics and Security; Russian and Central European Politics and Social Movements.

Special Seminar Series – Politics on the Edge: Rupture / Transformation / Imagination

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