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No.17, January 2010
First Year in Retrospective and the Beginning of a "New" Slavic Research Center
Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia" I s Ongoing The First East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies (February 5–6, 2009): How It Was Organized
The Slavic Research Center Held the International Symposium, "The South Ossetian Conflict and Trans-border Politics in the Black Sea Rim" on March 5–6, 2009
The SRC SRC International Symposium
"The Elusive Balance: Regional Powers and the Search for Sustainable Development" Was Held on July 9–10, 2009

Joint Forum Series in Washington D.C.
International Symposium on "Environmental Conservation of the Sea of Okhotsk: Cooperation between Japan, China, and Russia"
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects
Visitors from Abroad
Guest Lectures from Abroad
Publications (2008-09)
The Library
Website Access Statistics
Essays by Foreign Fellows
Andrew Gentes
Dariusz Kołodziejczyk
Marina Mongush

Guest Lectures from Abroad

  • Richard Sakwa (University of Kent, UK), “Subjects or Citizens: Obstacles to the Exercise of Constitutional Sovereignty Rights in Contemporary Russia,” December 5, 2008.

  • Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University, USA), “Post-socialist States and the Evolution of a New Development Model: Russia and China Compared,” December 5, 2008.

  • Martin Potucek (Charles University, Czech Rep.), “Welfare or Wild Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe?” December 5, 2008.

  • Yakov Rabkin (University of Montreal, Canada), “The Emergence of the Secular Jew in Russia,” December 8, 2008.

  • Boris Kuznetsov (Higher School of Economics, Russia), “Russian Economic Development: Before and After the Crisis of 2008,” December 22, 2008.

  • HU Zhenhua (Central University for Nationalities, China), “Inter-racial Exchanges between China and Central Asian Countries,” January 15, 2009.

  • Zhulduzbek Abylkhozhin (Institute of History and Ethnology, Kazakhstan), “The Historical Experience of Modernization of Kazakhstan: Russian Empire (Colonial), Soviet, and Post-Soviet Periods,” January 30, 2009.

  • Romuald Huszcza (Warsaw University, Poland), “Politics and Grammar: Some Phases of Polish Honorific Expressions by Social Semiotics,” March 31, 2009.

  • Anna Ponomareva (Imperial College & Imperial Business School, UK), “Russian Symbolism and Indian Thought: The Case of Andrei Belyi,” May 25, 2009.

  • Alexander Morrison (University of Liverpool, UK), “Kazakhs Behaving Badly? N. S. Lykoshin and the Aftermath of the Andijan Uprising,” June 4, 2009.

  • Bernd Heine (University of Cologne, Germany), “Europe as a Linguistic Area,” June 15, 2009.

  • Boris Lanin (Russian Academy of Education), “Utopian Imagination in Russia,” June 19, 2009.

  • George Sanikidze (Institute of Oriental Studies, Georgia), “Understanding the Current Political Crisis in Georgia,” July 31, 2009.

  • Paul Wexler (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), “Three New Candidates for the Family of Slavic Languages: Yiddish, Israeli Hebrew, Esperanto; and One Less: Old Church Slavonic,” August 10, 2009.

  • Andrei Zorin (University of Oxford, UK), “Emotion over Borders: Europeanization of the Emotional World of the Russian Nobility, from the End of the XVIII to the Beginning of the XIX Century,” October 19, 2009.

  • Leo Rafolt (Zagreb University, Croatia), “Invitation to Literature-Anthropology: Methodology of Interdisciplinary Research,” October 22, 2009.

  • Eugene Karasyev (Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute, Russia), “The Monitoring of the Sea of Okhotsk,” November 7, 2009.

  • Sergey Ganzey (PIG/FEBRAS, Russia), “Historical Changes in Land-Use/Land Cover in the Amur River Basin,” November 7, 2009.

  • YAN Baixin (NEGAE, China), “Effect of Wetland Reclamation on Dissolved Iron Species,” November 7, 2009.

  • Lubov Kondratyeva (IWEP/FEBRAS, Russia), “Chronic Pollution of the Amur River with Toxic Organic Matter,” November 7, 2009.

  • LIU Haijin (Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences), “The Investigation and Estimation of Influences of Songhuajiang River’s Nitrobenzene Leakage Incident on the Fishery Environment,” November 7, 2009.

  • FENG Anquan (East China Normal University), “Chinese-Russian Wood Trade and Economic Cooperation in This Field,” November 7, 2009.

  • Natalia Mishina (PIG/FEBRAS, Russia), “Foreign Trade Relations between Russia, China and Japan as Factor of Land Use/Cover Changes in the Amur River Basin,” November 7, 2009.

  • Alexey Makhinov (IWEP/FEBRAS, Russia), “Amur River Monitoring: Main Results and Improvement Problems,” November 8, 2009.

  • Song Nanzhe (Environmental Monitoring Station, China), “Water Environmental Equality Situation and Character Analysis along Heilongjiang Valley,” November 8, 2009.

  • Eugene Simonov (WWF, Russia), “International Treaties in the Amur River Basin and Development of Transboundary Environmental Policies,” November 8, 2009.

  • Kirill Zharikov (Marine Mammal Laboratory, VNIRO, Russia), “Marine Mammals in the Sea of Okhotsk: Abundance, Consumption of Resources, and Outlook for Future Studies,” November 8, 2009.

  • DA Zhigang (Heilongjiang Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, China), “Sino-Japan Trade, Agricultural Cooperation: Review and Prospects of Cooperation between Heilongjiang Province and Hokkaido,” November 8, 2009.

  • Sergey Prokopenko (Sakhalin State University, Russia), “Changes in Attitudes of the Sakhalin Population towards the Purity of the Okhotsk Shore,” November 8, 2009.

  • Nikolay Vlasov (HELCOM, Finland), “HELCOM – 35 Years of Protecting the Baltic Sea,” November 8, 2009.

  • Peter Baklanov (PIG/FEBRAS, Russia), “Directions of Sustainable Development of the Russian Far East,” November 8, 2009.

  • Viktoria Romanova (Far Eastern State University of the Humanities, Russia), “National Policy concerning Jewish Inhabitants in the Russian Far East (1860–1920),” December 4, 2009.