Russia in the World Programme

This programme offers a new approach to less-studied aspects of Russia, including its political systems, strategy formation and foreign policy priorities.

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The Russia in the World programme looks at a range of important themes, including political processes beyond the Kremlin walls and the role of Russia's regional government in domestic policy-making. Infrastructure is another major part of our research at RUSI, focusing on Russia's maritime and military logistical complexes. We also analyse the importance of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia's domestic and foreign policy decisions, and aim to unpack the main drivers of Russia's foreign and security policies in and beyond the former Soviet Union.

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Russia and Eurasia

Our research of the former Soviet region assesses the impact of the rise in conflict and security challenges in the region and explores the geopolitics of the various states.


Research focuses on the drivers of Russian domestic behaviour and the impact of its foreign policy on the rest of the world.

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