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Center for Eastern European Studies

The Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES) is a center for exchange and information about current events in Eastern Europe at the University of Zurich. Via open-access publications, conferences, communications activities, and consultancy work, the CEES provides orientational knowledge for an audience of political and corporate decisionmakers and the interested public.


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No. 293: How to Study Russia

The articles in the current issue of RAD focus on changes in the field of Russian Studies. Some of these changes were already underway before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but were accelerated by the war and its impact on the discipline. With contributions by Marlene Laruelle, Kevin Limonier, Johanne Kalsaas, Robert W. Orttung and Ivan Grek.


No. 292: The Value of Public Opinion Polls

This issue focuses on the methodological challenges of wartime polling in Russia. The authors of the eight contributions include: Denis Volkov, Bryn Rosenfeld, Jeremy Morris, Heiko Pleines, Anna Biriukova, Elena Koneva, Alexander Chilingaryan, Aleksei Miniailo, Emil Kamalov, Ivetta Sergeeva, Margarita Zavadskaya, and Veronica Kostenko.

New CEES Fellows Spring 2023

We welcome Olga Dzhonua, Temur Gugushvili, Iuliia Iashchenko, Kristina Jonytutė, Adel Khurkhumal, Yara Marusyk and Tamar Qeburia as new CEES Fellows!


CAD 131: Informality and Informal Practices in the Time of COVID-​19: The Case of Georgia

This issue deals with informal and formal practices in the time of COVID-​19 looking at the case of Georgia. With contributions by Irakli Korkia, Rhiannon Segar, and Tamar Tolordava.


CEES Workshops Series

CEES will hold three workshops in Spring 2023, on April 26, May 3, and May 10,  from 12:15-13:45, Room KO2-F-153, University of Zurich. The program can be found here.

CEES Book series: Osteuropa in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Moskaus (in)existente Mittelschicht

Volume 11: Moscow's (In)Existent Middle Class

Bernhard Braun: Moskaus (in)existente Mittelschicht. Eine Ethnographie. Mit einem Vorwort von Elisabeth Schimpfössl, Wien, Köln: Böhlau, 2022 (E-Book), 2023


Volume 10: Fulfillment of Duty

Michael Galbas: Pflichterfüllung. Erinnerungen an den sowjetischen Afghanistankrieg in Russland, Wien, Köln: Böhlau, 2022

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«1 Year Ukraine War»

Discussion with Jeronim Perović on Talk Täglich, Tele Züri, 27.02.2023

«Currently Russia is Winning the War, not Ukraine»

Interview with Jeronim Perović in Tages-Anzeiger, 24.02.2023; Print

«Ukraine: One Year of War»

Discussion with Jeronim Perović at SRF Club, 21.02.2023

«Gredig direkt: Ukraine war after almost a year»

With Jeronim Perović in SRF 1, 12.01.2023

«State within the State»

Jeronim Perović on the situation in Chechnya, in Die Politische Meinung, 67, 577, 2022, pp. 51-56 (in German).

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