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Global Power


The Russia Institute King’s College London’s Russia Institute is a hub for discussion and debate about the region. It connects UK, Russian and global audiences in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

Led by its director, Dr Sam Greene, we consider Russia in a global context. We look closely at how international trends shape national developments and the ways in which Russia influences world events. 

The institute supports and conducts interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research and teaching on how Russian society functions and the country's impact on international relations. We are fortunate to have some of the foremost authorities on Russian affairs at the institute.

Recently, these leading voices have taken part in the dialogue concerning the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine. For instance:
  • Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman spoke to BBC Radio 4.
  • Dr Sam Greene spoke with the Financial Times, Sky News, BBC World Service and BBC Russia Service, among others.
  • Professor Anatol Lieven wrote opinion pieces in Time and the Huffington Post
  • We also held a Q&A in February 2014 with Dr Marc Berenson to explore what lies behind the turmoil in Ukraine.
As global integration brings Russia more fully onto the world stage, the opportunities and challenges of understanding this country have never been greater. 

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