• Finland

  • P.O. Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)

    FI-00014 University of Helsinki Helsinki


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki and provides high-standard academic expertise in Finland with regard to Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction
between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.

One of the 15 new Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Research for 2012-2017 funded by the Academy of Finland is Aleksanteri Institute’s Choices of Russian Modernisation, led by Markku Kivinen.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 1990 2020

YRUSH: Young Russian Scholars Helsinki Fellowship Program

Jänis-Isokangas, I. K.


Project: Other projectEducation

The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia

Gritsenko, D.


Project: Research project_Research

Sinulle on vihapostia -hanke

Kotilainen, N. K., Hast, S., Vuorelma, J., Kangas, A. & Särmä, S.

01/08/2017 → …

Project: Research project

MISHA: Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia

Heusala, A., Aitamurto, K. & Urinboyev, R.


Project: Research project_Research

Publications 1977 2019

Independent and Popular? Russian Youth Videos in the Age of Globalisation

Ratilainen, S. M., 2019, Russian Culture in the Era of Globalisation. Hudspith, S. & Strukov, V. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Against Romanophobia, for diversity and equality: exploring the activism modes of a "movement within a movement" in Finland

Enache, A., Saarinen, A., Puurunen, H. & Markkanen, A., 2018, Citizens' activism and solidarity movements: Contending with populism. B. S., A. K. & A. S. (eds.). Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 51-78 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Aluksi: Viro 100

Kaasik-Krogerus, S., 18 Feb 2018, In : Politiikasta.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Book review: Susanne Wengle, “Post-Soviet Power”

Khmelnitskaya, M., Jan 2018, In : Laboratorium. 9, 3, p. 193-196 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Culture in Putin's Russia: Institutions, Industries, Policies

Ratilainen, S. M. (ed.), Turoma, S. (ed.) & Trubina, E. (ed.), 2018, In : Cultural Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

Activities 1979 2018

Russia's out-of-home care reform: Ideas and agents behind the paradigm change

Meri Kulmala (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Uppsala-BASEES Conference

Leo Granberg (Attendee)
13 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Digital Russia Studies

Daria Gritsenko (Chair of organizing committee)
5 Jan 20181 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Changing climate? The future of the Barents Sea’s petroleum development in the age of energy transition

Jussi Huotari (Speaker)
6 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Jury member for the Early Career Scientist poster competition

Daria Gritsenko (Participant)
16 Jan 201818 Jan 2018

Activity: Other activity typesPrizes and awards - Prizes and awards


Agricola Prize 1988

Vesa Kalevi Oittinen (Recipient), 1988

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best paper award at ISMI 2017 conference

Mikko Villi (Recipient), Mikko Grönlund (Recipient), Tommy Carl-Gustav Linden (Recipient), Katja Marleena Lehtisaari (Recipient), Bozena Mierzejewska (Recipient), Robert Picard (Recipient) & Axel Röpnack (Recipient), 17 Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Poster Award for Early Career Researchers

Daria Gritsenko (Recipient), Jan 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards