• Guest lecture by Prof Schlögel on the Russian Revolution

    On Monday, 20 November, Professor Emeritus Karl Schlögel will deliver a guest lecture titled “Beyond the Horizon: The Russian Revolution seen from afar”. The lecture takes place at Lossi 36-305 at 12.15. After the lecture, refreshments will be served. Abstract of the lecture: Historiography is, as the Russian poet Alexander Blok stressed, not only about „calendar […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE guest lecture by Aleksandr Golts at Tartu

    On Wednesday, September 27, Aleksandr Golts will present his newly published book “Military reform and Militarism in Russia” at the University of Tartu. The book covers the experience of Russian ambitions to implement military reform. It provides detailed insights into the dynamics of what has been an ongoing struggle to modernize and adjust the Russian armed […]… Read more

  • Next UPTAKE lecture on the humiliation motif in Russian foreign policy

    On Tuesday, 15 November, Dr Tom Casier from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies is giving a public lecture titled “The humiliation motif in Russian foreign policy”. The lecture focuses on humiliation as a powerful motif in international relations. It has obtained a central place in Russian foreign policy, mirrored by ambitions […]… Read more

  • The visit of the Czech Ambassador to Estonia

    On Friday, November 11, H.E Mr Richard Kadlčák is visiting the University of Tartu and meeting with students and staff at 10.00 at the Social Sciences building, Lossi 36 room 214. Ambassador Kadlčák will give a presentation on the topic of “The EU integration from the Czech/Central European perspective”, which is followed by open Q&A […]… Read more

  • Public lecture on Russia’s near abroad policy

    On Thursday, 27 October, Dr Elias Götz from the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) is giving a public lecture titled “Putin, the State, and War: The Causes of Russia’s Near Abroad Assertion Revisited”. The lecture will map the conventional explanations of Russia’s near abroad assertion, discuss strengths and weaknesses of the various […]… Read more

  • Lecture by DW’s Ingo Mannteufel on Russia and the weaponization of information

    On Thursday, 20 October, Ingo Mannteufel, Head of the Department for Europe and Russia, and Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Service at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), will give a public lecture entitled “Journalism and the “weaponization of information” in the digital age: Some lessons on countering Russian propaganda without counter-propaganda”. Information and disinformation have […]… Read more

  • Guest lecture by Elizabeth Horst on the Ukraine crisis

    On Wednesday, 5 October, Elizabeth Horst, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tallinn, will give a guest lecture on the topic of “Lessons learned from the Ukraine Crisis“ in the framework of the course “Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine”. The lecture takes place at Lossi 36-214 at 16.15. Prior to Tallinn, Elizabeth Horst […]… Read more

  • Public lecture on the cultural legacy of Russian transition

    On Tuesday, 27 September, Leonid Polishchuk, Researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Uppsala University, will give a public lecture entitled ” Chronicles of a Democracy Postponed: Cultural Legacy of the Russian Transition”. The lecture takes place at 14.15 at Lossi 36-214. The synopsis of the lecture: The Russian society today […]… Read more

  • Russian activist Yevgeniya Chirikova visits Tartu

    On Wednesday, May 18, Russian environmental activist Yevgeniya Chirikova will give a talk on “Problems of civil society and grassroots activism in Russia” at the University of Tartu. The discussion will focus on the development of political activism in Russia under the tightening grip of the Putin regime. The meeting will be held in Russian (no translation […]… Read more

  • Public lecture by Artemy Troitsky

    On Tuesday, 10 May, Artemy Troitsky, renowned Russian journalist and music critic currently living in Tallinn, will give a public lecture at the University of Tartu Read more