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:
Fall 2021 –  we are delighted to continue the Global Middle East Seminar Series in partnership with the Wilson Center. Please check the News and Events section of this website and follow us on Twitter for more information and to keep up with all of our activities.

The next event in the series will be Rogues and Revolutionaries: Young Turks and the Global Order after WWI on 18 October 2021.