The Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies (CEURUS) is a multidisciplinary centre for research, teaching and public outreach at the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. It serves as a contact point for scholars, students and members of the public who share an interest in the past, present and future of the Eurasian space, historically shaped by the Russian empire and the Soviet project.

The CEURUS team puts particular emphasis on comparative approaches that highlight the distinctiveness of Eurasia in the international context and the interplay between local, regional and global patterns of social development. CEURUS coordinates and sponsors a variety of activities related to research and teaching. It serves as a source of expert knowledge on Russia and Eurasia for the media, educational institutions and the general public in Estonia, the Baltic Sea region and beyond. Building on Tartu’s long history as a meeting place of ideas and cultures, it sees its role in facilitating intellectual exchange across geopolitical divides and in making state-of-the-art research available to everyone, everywhere. 

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News & Events

Event invitation: Three sessions of the Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies open to the public

The Sixth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 12–14 June 2022, […]

International conference to reflect on the state of East European and Eurasian Studies in the light of Russia-Ukraine war

The Sixth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 12–14 June 2022 […]

The impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on the Orthodox world

On Friday, May 06 at 14:15 EEST, Mr. Bojidar Kolov (U. Oslo) will be giving an open lecture […]

The War in Ukraine and Its Impact on Moldova

Fourth lecture from CEURUS Public Lecture Series, on 27 April 2022 Dumitru Alaiba, Chairman […]