UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Centre for Russian Studies 

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We provide a forum for profiling cultural, historical, linguistic, literary and social sciences research into Russia, past and present. Through our activities we promote knowledge and discussion of Russia in the broader academic community and with the public at large. 

SSEES is the largest centre for Russian studies in the UK, with over 20 full-time Russian specialists covering language, literature, culture, history, economics and political science. The SSEES Library collection on Russia and the former Soviet Union is one of the major resources in the UK. The Post-Soviet Press Group and Russian Cinema Research Group further contribute to our unrivaled expertise in Russian Studies.

Day/Time: Fornightly on Mondays, 18:00 - 20:00
: Room 431, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
(unless otherwise specified)

Co-convenors: Philippa Hetherington (UCL SSEES) and Simon Huxtable (Loughborough)
Administrator: Sarah-Jane Gregori

Upcoming Events

Autumn-Winter Term 2015 Programme
Wednesday 8 October
G03 Lecture Theatre, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DS
Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney and University of Chicago)
'Stalin’s Team in the Great Purges: Perpetrators and Potential Victims'
and launch of her book, On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
Save the date:
Monday 19 October
Kristy Ironside (Manchester)
Monday 2 November
David Moon (York)
Monday 16 November
Alfred Rieber (CEU)
Monday 30 November
Jennifer Keating (UCL SSEES)
Wednesday 16 December
Room 432, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton St
Yannis Kotsonis (NYU)

Past Events

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Spring Term 2015
Autumn term 2014
Spring Term 2014
Spring Term 2013
Autumn Term 2012
Spring Term 2012
Autumn Term 2011
Spring Term 2011
Autumn Term 2010
Spring Term 2010
Spring Term 2009
Autumn Term 2008
Spring Term 2008