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:
17 March 2022 – we will be hosting John Mearsheimer, Mahsa Rouhi, and Tytti Erästö for an event on Iran’s nuclear program. Please click here for more information.

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