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Leiden Russia Blog

Is Russia shooting itself in the foot by stopping the import of food from the West? How dead is socialist-realism in contemporary Russian literature? Is president Putin really that popular? What is the influence of indigenous Siberian languages on Russian and … Dutch? These and similar intriguing questions will be raised on the Leiden Russia Blog, the first edition of which will be launched on September 2. Ura!

Is Russia shooting itself in the foot by stopping the import of food from the West? How dead is socialist-realism in contemporary Russian literature? Is president Putin really that popular? What is the influence of indigenous Siberian languages on Russian and … Dutch? These and similar intriguing questions will be raised on the Leiden Russia Blog, the first edition of which will be launched on September 2. Ura!

Broad range of disciplines

Leiden Russia Blog is intended for staff members, visiting scholars and MA students of the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies who want to share their current research with the general public. Covering a broad range of disciplines, such as political science, economics, history, linguistics and cultural studies, the Department is arguably the most prominent center of knowledge on Russia and the former Soviet Union in the Netherlands today.

Given the Department’s broad profile, the contributors will not restrict themselves to Russia, but also pay attention to developments in Belarus, Central Asia, Georgia and Ukraine, states that are well within Russia’s increasing sphere of influence.

Anyone interested in any aspect of Eurasia in general or Russia in particular is cordially invited to respond and discuss it with the authors of Leiden Russia Blog. Contributions are in Dutch and in English.

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