24 jan 15:15 Gamla torget 3
Seminarium "The Philosophy in Transition: the Professional Identity of Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Philosophers" med Maxim Demin (S:t Petersburg)

31 jan 15:15 Gamla torget 3
Seminarium "Russian Prison Service and the Gulag" med Judith Pallot (University of Oxford)


Download the Call for papers for The Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies. Submission deadline 31 January, 2017.


25 dec 2016, SvD
När luften gick ur kommunismens imperium

25 nov 2016, Dagens ETC
Surrogatboom i laglöst  Georgien

27 okt 2016, SvD
Professor: Därför biter inte sanktioner på Ryssland

13 okt 2016, Utrikesmagasinet
Syrienkriget en rysk kamp för en ny världsordning

19 sep 2016, Aftonbladet
Misstanke om fusk i ryska valet

16 sep 2016, SVT
Val i Ryssland (börjar på 15 min)

9 sep 2016, Perspektiv
Rysk geopolitik under lupp

25 jul 2016, Profile 
Султаны сами не уходят

15 Jun 2016, Radio France International
La droitisation de la Lettonie


Ingvar Svanberg i Vetenskapsradion "Djurskydd och publikfrieri"

Intervju med Susanna Witt "Bridging the Gap Between Slavic Studies and Translation Studies"

Intervju med Greg Simons "The Craziest Black Market in Russia"

Li Bennich-Björkman deltog i forumet "Europe with a view to the future"

UCRS announces six one-month visiting fellowships and one visiting PhD scholarship

We are pleased to announce six one-month visiting fellowships and one visiting PhD scholarship for the academic year 2017.

One-month visiting fellowships

Applications are invited from highly qualified scholars conducting research in a field relevant to one of the three tracks that make up the UCRS research agenda: State and Market, Identity Formation and Russia's neighboring countries.

Visiting Fellows may be at various phases of their careers, from early stage post-docs to well established scholars. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent. Besides academic excellence, documented in a strong publication record, a key factor in selection is the potential for a research period to be mutually beneficial for both the visitor and for the UCRS. Visiting Fellows are expected to be active members of the UCRS research community.

Applications should consist of a concise CV and a project proposal, neither to exceed two pages.

The application deadline is February 13, 2017. 

Please e-mail your application to the Research Director responsible for the respective track with a copy to the UCRS Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga.

Download the call as a pdf-file for more information.

Visiting PhD scholarship

We encourage applications from doctoral students who are at least in the second year of their studies and have a clearly identified research topic. The research topic should be within a discipline covered by the UCRS. The PhD student must be based at an institution of higher education in Poland or one of the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.

The primary purpose of the scholarship is to allow the selected doctoral student to get advantage of the multidisciplinary research environment of the UCRS, acquire new scholarly contacts, and work on his/her doctoral project. The research stay must take place during the spring semester of 2017. Exact period will be agreed upon with the successful applicant.

The application deadline is January 31, 2017.

Download the call as a pdf-file for more information.

UCRS creates a network for academics researching Caucasus region

During the last decade the Caucasus has increasingly become a popular and important region for academics worldwide focusing on, among other things, issues such as state- and nation building, conflict resolution, geo-politics, forced and voluntary migration, and Europeanization processes. This trend is noticeable in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well, but on a much smaller scale since, as a field of academic study, Caucasus studies is still generally underdeveloped in this part of the world. In order to more efficiently capitalize on the academic assets that do exist in many universities and research institutes in the Nordic and Baltic countries in this emerging field of studies on 28-29 November UCRS is hosting an inaugural workshop for the creation of interdisciplinary network for the scholars in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania whose academic work relates the Caucasus region (North and South Caucasus).  On 28 November, the Caucasus-related research was presented while today, November 29, the discussions are being held on the goals, uses and institutionalization of such the network.  

UCRS at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention

UCRS will take part in the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention on November 17-20, 2016. The convention takes place each year in a different city and is generally hosted by one of the Association's regional affiliates. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field. For a complete convention programme please visit ASEEES website http://aseees.org/convention

UCRS is hosting a reception on Friday, November 18 and welcomes everyone taking part in the Convention to join. The reception will be held at Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel in the Hall Madison B starting at 19:00. For more information contact information officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga jevgenija.gehsbarga@ucrs.uu.se


Vid centrum bedrivs tvärvetenskaplig forskning om Ryssland och de postsovjetiska statsbildningarna. Forskningen är organiserad utefter tre tematiska huvudområden: stat och marknad, identitetsformation och Rysslands grannländer. Vart och ett av dessa huvudområden leds av en särskild forskningsledare. Läs mer...


Alaksiej Michalevic 1 sep-31 aug 2017
Uku Lember 1 sep 2016-15 sep 2017

Komplett gästforskarlista 2016


För att hitta fler publikationer från UCRS, följ länken Publikationer.

Marina Henrikson "Nation-Building in Times of Conflict: The Discursive Construction of Russian National Identity through the Russo-Georgian War" PhD Thesis, Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester; 2016.

Martin Kragh and Sebastian Åsberg "Russia’s strategy for influence through public diplomacy and active measures: the Swedish case" Journal of Strategic Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1273830
Revich, B. A., Avaliani, S. L. & Simons, G. J., "Air Pollution and Public Health in a Megapolis: a Case Study of Moscow" Ekonomika Regiona [Economy of Region], Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2016, pp. 1069–1078
-----------------------------------------Sven Eliaeson “Max Weber on Russia’s Long Road to Modernity”, in Alan Sica (ed.): The Anthem Companion to Weber, pp 195-206. New York & London, 2016.

Suslov, M., ‘Russian Orthodox Church in Search of the Cultural Canon,’ Transcultural Studies: A Journal in Interdisciplinary Research 12, no. 1(2016): 39-65. 

Kaposhka, U., & Bedford, S., "Belarus Parliamentary Elections 2016: Something Old Something New”, Baltic Worlds, October 10 2016

Granberg, L. and A-M. Sätre (2017), The Other Russia: Local Experience and Societal Change, London and New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Viktor Ulicsni, Ingvar Svanberg  and Zsolt Molnár, "Folk knowledge of invertebrates in Central Europe - folk taxonomy, nomenclature, medicinal and other uses, folklore, and nature conservation". Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:47 (October 2016)

Mikhail Suslov, Chapter 4,The Rhetoric of (Un)Laughter in the Russian-Language Geopolitical Debates on the Ukrainian Crisis,’ in Mervi Pantti (ed.) Media and the Ukrainian Crisis: Hybrid Media Practices and Narratives of Conflict (Bern: Peter Lang, 2016): 53-70.

Kåre Johan Mjør, "A morphology of Russia? The Russian civilisational turn and its cyclical idea of history," i Katja Lehtisaari & Arto Mustajoki (eds.) Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation (Routledge, 2017), 44-58. 

Sofie Bedford, Laurent Vinatier, Leila Aliyeva, and Vugar Goyajev ‘Failed Opposition’ Reconsidered: Dynamism and Changing Paradigms in Azerbaijan. In Kaj Hobér, ed., Uppsala Yearbook of Eurasian Studies. Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing: London. 2016. 104-122. 

Sofie Bedford, “To Participate or Not to Participate– That is the Question. Electoral Strategies of the Azerbaijani Opposition”, Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan. Caucasus Analytical Digest 79, 3 December 2015. 

Хансен Джули. Как понимать трансъязыковой текст: русские имена, культурные аллюзии и игра слов в романе «Жизнь Суханова в сновидениях» Ольги Грушиной. Социальные и гуманитарные науки на Дальнем Востоке. № 2 (50) 2016. Стр. 58-69.

Fabian Linde "The Civilizational Turn in Russian Political Discourse: From Pan-Europeanism to Civilizational Distinctiveness", The Russian Review 75 (October 2016): 604–25.

Suslov, M., "Of Planets and Trenches: Imperial Science Fiction in Contemporary Russia", The Russian Review 75 (October 2016): 562–578.

Jason E Strakes, “Incapacity, Endowment and Ambivalence: Deciphering Azerbaijan’s Regional Leadership Strategy”, in Jacqueline Ann Braveboy-Wagner ed Diplomatic Strategies of Nations in the Global South: The Search for Leadership, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016, pp. 293-317.

Simons, G., “The Russian Orthodox Church Toward a New, Global Role?”, Cicero Foundation Great Debate Paper No. 16/06, 2016.

Mikhail Suslov (ed.), 2016.  "Digital Orthodoxy in the Post-Soviet World. The Russian Orthodox Church and Web 2.0". Ibidem-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8382-0871-8

Fabian Linde, "State Civilisation: The Statist Core of Vladimir Putin’s Civilisational Discourse and Its Implications for Russian Foreign Policy" Politics in Central Europe 12, no. 1 (2016): 21-35.

Kåre Johan Mjør, "Eit evig Russland: Oleg Platonov, Institutt for russisk sivilisasjon og nasjonaliseringa av russisk tenking," Nordisk Østforum 30 (2), 2016, 98-117.