|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.“