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.
Updates and Events:
6 May 2021 –  we will be hosting the fourth event in our Global Middle East Seminar Series, organized together with the Wilson Center: The Post-Cold War Middle East: Iran, Iraq, and International Politics in the 1980s.

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