Welcome to the Bilkent Center for Russian Studies (CRS)
CRS is one of the leading academic centers for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern Europe studies in the region. Hosted at Bilkent’s Department of International Relations, CRS brings together a dynamic group of scholars and students. We regularly organize academic events – including specialized workshops and seminars, as well as broader events for the public. We build on the strength of our geography and Russian-Turkish relations are a crucial part of our agenda, but we are equally committed to contributing to informed debate about a broad region that plays a central role in global affairs.
Recent and Upcoming Events:
14 March 2019 – Onur İşçi delivered a talk (in Turkish) at Tarih Vakfı in İstanbul: “Realpolitiğin Ötesinde: Türk-Sovyet Dostluğunda Stratejik ve İktisadi Sorular.” This talk is part of a new series of lectures, co-organized by the Bilkent Center for Russian Studies and Tarih Vakfı, on the Turkish Republic and the Soviet Union in the interwar period.

28 March 2019 – Sam Hirst will deliver the second talk in the CRS-Tarih Vakfı series: “Türkiye’nin Kalbi Ankara: Sovyet-Türk Kültürel İlişkilerinde Anti-Emperyalizm.

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