Kristian Krohg-Sørensen (IMARES 2010)

St. Petersburg is a fascinating city, but on rainy days it can be a tough and sinister place. You sometimes end up feeling like one of Dostoyevskys characters, trodding the grey pavements with your head down, staring into the black canals, failing to absorb the citys rustique beauty. When this feeling arrives, it is time to get out of St. Petersburg for a while, and discover another side of Russia.


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein.

IMARES provides training in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian states. It combines the highest standards of teaching in English by Russian and international faculty with the advantages of living in St. Petersburg, Russias cultural capital. A separate teaching module on Empire and Islam is offered in Kazan, the city where Slavic and Turkic civilizations meet. We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum.

IMARES, an advanced graduate program for students who already hold a B.A. degree or its equivalent, offers training and research opportunities as well as firsthand experience to get a close feel for Russia and the many other countries in the wider region. In 1998 this program began as M.A. in Russian Studies. More than 250 international students have taken our Russian Studies courses and about 120 M.A. degrees have been awarded.

IMARES Advisory Council

Harley Balzer, Georgetown University
Dominique Colas, Institut dEtudes Politiques de Paris
Alexander Etkind, Cambridge University
Markku Kivinen, University of Helsinki
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University
Michael Urban, University of California Santa Cruz
Alexei Yurchak, University of California Berkeley

International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)
European University at St. Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaia Street
191187 St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Tel./fax +7 (812) 386 7648
e-mail: imares@eu.spb.ru

News about Russia and Eurasia

NATO Ships Arrive in St Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, October 10 - NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in St Petersburg for a scheduled port visit. The two remaining ships belonging to SNMCMG1 will be arriving later in the visit.

During the visit, the NATO forces will exercise together with the Russian Navy, conducting personnel exchange visits in port, playing a friendly game of football and conducting a passing exercise (PASSEX) at sea.

World Report A Space Race, But On Russia's Terms

In order to maintain its space superiority, the United States currently relies on Russian technology so much so, in fact, that every once in a while American claims to space superiority seem rather hollow. This state of affairs has been brought into sharp focus in recent weeks,- writes IMARES 2012 Fall student Matthew Bodner in his op-ed published by the US News and World Report.


Anti-Drugs Crusader Claims Victory in Urals City Mayoral Vote

MOSCOW, September 8 (RIA Novosti) A controversial and charismatic anti-drugs campaigner claimed victory in a mayoral election in Russias fourth largest city Sunday.
Yevgeny Roizman ran for mayor of the Urals city Yekaterinburg as a member of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorovs Civil Platform party.