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RES16 Russian Politics 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Russian and European Studies
International Relations
Person in charge
Sirke Mäkinen

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should have understanding of the institutional design and practices of Russian politics and their development from the 1990s until today. They should also be able to understand differences/similarities in argumentation between powerholders and different opposition groups (and between opposition groups). In addition, students should be able to independently search for information on Russian politics.


This course will seek to strengthen our understanding of what is going on in Russian politics today. We will look at formal political institutions and different actors who contribute to Russian politics. We will also discuss practices which characterize the contemporary situation.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Attending lectures and writing a learning diary and/or taking the exam (students will be informed about the forms of assessment during the first lecture). Students will be expected to read research articles and other relevant materials for the lectures.


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.