In Motion: Urban Development Through the Prism of Migration

On March 13th, the European University hosted an open forum devoted to the topic of migration and urban development, with support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg and the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg and Amsterdam were given special attention as “open” cities, whose populations have a high proportion of migrants.

The 'Spatial Turn' and Russian Studies

On March 5th, Sanna Turoma, a senior research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, visited EUSP. Professor Turoma gave a talk on the ‘spatial turn’ in Russian studies.

Yana Guzey and Aleksei Vovin Successfully Defend Their Candidate’s Dissertations

On March 3, 2015, in the Dissertation Council of the St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksei Vovin and Yana Guzey successfully defend their dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences in History.

Recycling second world urbanity

On February, 27th the European University hosted a presentation by Bart Goldhoorn, which took place as part of the third conference of the “Second World Urbanity” project. Like the project itself, Goldhoorn’s presentation was an attempt to understand the experience of “socialist urbanism,” the mass urban development of the Soviet period, and much more.

Forming the Image of the “Big City” at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries. St. Petersburg-Europe

February 18th as part of the Department of Art History’s Visual Studies program (with support from the Coca-Cola Company), Eva Berar gave a lecture from a series titled “Forming the Image of the ‘Big City’ at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries. St. Petersburg-Europe.” Professor Berar is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in France. The lecture series will focus on how cities were imagined, portrayed and built in Russia and Western Europe. Berar’s lecture “Urban Conversation, or, A Place of Democracy,” was devoted to the image of the city as polis — a place of free and responsible speech and “serious discourse” by citizens on issues of public importance.

Konstantin Tarasov Successfully Defends His Candidate’s Dissertation

On January 20, Department of History graduate Konstantin Tarasov successfully defended his candidate’s dissertation “Voennaia organizatsiya bol’shevikov i bor’ba za vlast’ v Petrogradskom garnizone v 1917 g. [Bolshevik Military Organization and the Struggle for Power in the Petrograd Garrison in 1917].”

Nikita Bashnin: Winner of the 2015 competition for State Support of Young Russian Scholars

The President of the Russian Federation’s Grants Council for State Support of Young Russian Scholars—Candidates of Sciences and for State Support of Russian Scientific Schools has announced its 2015 grant winners. EUSP Department of History graduate (2010) Nikita Bashnin was awarded a grant in the field of social sciences and the humanities.


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Alfrid Bustanov: Muslims in Crimea and the Challenges of Cultural Legacy

The Washington Post: April 29, 2014

A Comment by Professor Grigorii Golosov: U.S., E.U. sanctions on Russians amid Ukraine crisis have little impact on the ground

International Business Times: April 22, 2014

A Comment by Jack Sharples: Rising Ukraine-Russia Tensions Bring More Focused Discussion Of West's Energy Options

Nature: April 8, 2014

A Comment by Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: Western science severs ties with Russia

The New York Times: March 12, 2014

Boris Kolonitskii: Why Russians Back Putin on Ukraine

The Globe and Mail: February 3, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Moscow nightclub mogul steers clear of Sochi

Open Democracy: January 22, 2014

Dmitrii Travin: Putin’s political triumph - but economic impasse

The Globe and Mail: January 19, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Gazprom spire a marker for Putin’s power

The New York Times: December 12, 2013

A Comment by EUSP Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: The Kremlin, the Press and the Protesters: A Case Study of Rule of Paranoia

Voice of Amercia: November 30, 2013

A Comment by Professor Yulia Vymyatnina of EUSP Department of Economics: European Union Signs Up Moldova and Georgia, but Loses the Big Prize, Ukraine