St. Petersburg, Russia

Contemporary Russian Politics

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021
language Russian
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 440

This is a broad introductory course to Russian politics but it gives a good general understanding of how Russia works. The course shall constantly bring us back to how Russian politics interacts with Russian society and economy, and by the end of the course students should get a firm grasp of how this triangle works. To achieve that, the course offers a reasonably vast reading of scholarly articles seasoned with ongoing political commentary and media reports. There are no strict prerequisites for the course, though some prior training in social sciences would make it a more rewarding experience.

Course leader

The course is taught by Ivan Grigoriev, Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies, Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

Target group

The course is intended for a wide audience and everyone interested in Russian politics and political analysis.

Formal requirement: 18+.

Course aim

The course aims at providing students with some sound general knowledge of contemporary Russian politics and get to know a variety of approaches to understanding the current political events in the country.

Fee info


The fees cover registration and tuition.


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