Anthony Baird: "Ready for a challenge"

I really enjoyed the opportunity to study with professors who have the experience and professional level of US graduate professors, yet with the native background necessary to really understand Russian affairs. The combination is one that will be hard to find in any other graduate program. Another strength of the program is that while it is in Saint Petersburg, with all its economic problems, our university still had extremely impressive access to library resources and to the most up-to-date computer system, internet, scanning and e-mail. At the same time, I was also able to receive first-hand experience in Russian life.


Russian and Eurasian Studies: MA Programs and More

Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein.

The famous IMARES masters program kicked off in 1998 and has since grown in popularity which has lead EUSP to starting a second masters program MARCA Petropolitana in 2011. A third Masters program devoted to energy politics in Eurasia (EnerPo) will be launched in September 2012.

All EUSP international programs are taught in English
  • IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies, a one-year advanced program for students holding BA or equivalent with the focus on political and economic transition, society and history
  • MARCA Petropolitana, a similar advanced program with the focus on Russian culture and the arts
  • ENERPO, a specialized masters program in energy politics in Eurasia
  • Certificate of study: all MA programs offer this non-degree option for one or two semesters with the same choice of credit courses, but no MA thesis
  • USSR: Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia, an undergraduate module in Russian politics, history, and culture
  • Research affiliations, an option for those who want to pursue their research agenda, interact with EUSP professors and use EUSP and St. Petersburg facilities
  • Russian language for affiliated researchers and other students
  • Summer Schools in Russian studies, energy politics etc. Intensive teaching may include Russian language classes of different levels

News about Russia and Eurasia

NATO Ships Arrive in St Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, October 10 - NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in St Petersburg for a scheduled port visit. The two remaining ships belonging to SNMCMG1 will be arriving later in the visit.

During the visit, the NATO forces will exercise together with the Russian Navy, conducting personnel exchange visits in port, playing a friendly game of football and conducting a passing exercise (PASSEX) at sea.

World Report A Space Race, But On Russia's Terms

In order to maintain its space superiority, the United States currently relies on Russian technology so much so, in fact, that every once in a while American claims to space superiority seem rather hollow. This state of affairs has been brought into sharp focus in recent weeks,- writes IMARES 2012 Fall student Matthew Bodner in his op-ed published by the US News and World Report.


Anti-Drugs Crusader Claims Victory in Urals City Mayoral Vote

MOSCOW, September 8 (RIA Novosti) A controversial and charismatic anti-drugs campaigner claimed victory in a mayoral election in Russias fourth largest city Sunday.
Yevgeny Roizman ran for mayor of the Urals city Yekaterinburg as a member of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorovs Civil Platform party.