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Piece on Russian waste management in Russland-Analysen

A piece by Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan on the waste management system in Russia appeared in the latest issue of Russland-Analysen. The problem of household waste is one of the numerous environmental challenges that Russia faces today. The 2019 nation-wide waste management reform is…


A new paper at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

A paper by David Karpa and his co-authors “A Transparency Checklist for Carbon Footprint Calculations Applied within a Systematic Review of Virtual Care Interventions” is out at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Abstract: Increasing concerns about climate change…


Visit of Margarita Zavadskaya to Bremen

Margarita Zavadskaya, postdoctoral research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki, was a guest speaker at the Economic Colloquium at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics on June 21, 2022. Margarita presented…

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ITN MARKETS project meeting

The first in-person meeting of the Innovative Training Network “Mapping Uncertainties, Challenges and Future Opportunities of Emerging Markets: Informal Barriers, Business Environment and Future Trends in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (MARKETS)” took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on…

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Ekaterina Vorobeva at the Sixth Annual Tartu Conference

Ekaterina Vorobeva participated in the Sixth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies that took place in Tartu, Estonia, on June 12-14, 2022. Organized by the Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies at the University of Tartu, the conference is a platform for academic debates on…


Research visit to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Ekaterina Vorobeva paid a research visit to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen in May 2022. The Institute brings together dozens of researchers from anthropology, sociology, and political studies. It is one of the leading centers for…

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The power of Russian siloviki - The Sun interview

Michael Rochlitz gave an interview to The Sun newspaper about the Russian security services, the so called siloviki. Michael commented on the growing power of the siloviki in Russia and Putin’s increasing reliance on them since 2012. He also discussed the frustration of many security services with…

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Alessandro Belmonte at IERP Economic Colloquium

Alessandro Belmonte, Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Urbino (Italy), was invited by Michael Rochlitz to the IERP Economic Colloquium. Alessandro presented his paper "State Building Through Foreign Military Interventions: Evidence from Mali".

Michael and Alessandro studied…

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IERP Working paper - Waste Management in Russia

A new paper by Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan has just been published as an IERP discussion paper. In the paper "Environmental Politics in Authoritarian Regimes: Waste Management in the Russian Regions" the authors study the performance of Russia's regional governments in tackling the…

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Interview in "Frankfurter Neue Presse"

Michael Rochlitz talked to Jens Kiffmeier about the war in Ukraine in an interview for "Frankfurter Neue Presse", a daily newspaper based in Frankfurt am Main. They discussed the effect of the sanctions introduced against Russia, oil embargo, the increasing dependence of Russia on China, the…