10 Dec. 2021 / 10:00—20:00



Eurasian Ideology and Eurasian Integration in the Post-COVID World: Challenges and Opportunities


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to welcome you to the website of our project.

For more than 5 years, we have been organizing the largest Russian conference on the Eurasian space to bring together the scientific community, scientists in the field of international relations and political science, researchers of history and culture, diplomats, businessmen and students. Our goal is to study international relations in Eurasia as a multi-faceted interdisciplinary field. By combining methods, we expand our knowledge of the region. This year, we are also increasing the number of foreign experts on our team to turn the national conference into an open international event. Representatives of more than 150 countries of the world study at the RUDN, and now hundreds of students from all CIS countries and Greater Eurasia study within its walls. Our team consists of more than 20 experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia and many other countries.

Dear guest,
It will be a great honor for us to see you among our speakers and experts. Together, we will contribute to the development of Eurasian studies for the sake of the prosperous development of our region!



Every year, the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, RUDN, holds an international academic conference, “Russia’s Foreign Policy in the CIS Space,” which traditionally brings together leading experts on the CIS and neighboring countries. They represent institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow State University, MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, and other educational centers and thinktanks, as well as practitioners. One distinctive feature of the conference is its thematic focus. In 2017, it was centered on the publication and presentation of the textbook Foreign Policy of CIS Countries, prepared by faculty members of the Sub-Department of Theory and History of International Relations (RUDN). In 2018, the conference concentrated on the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The 2019 conference discussed issues of Eurasian integration. A characteristic feature of our events is that they are widely and actively attended by representatives of Commonwealth nations – members of the academic and expert communities alike. In 2020, the conference was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and politics of memory in CIS countries. Its purpose was to exchange views on the issue of historical memory across the CIS space in the context of the Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Special emphasis was made on matters related to attempts to falsify history. Based on the discussion, research-based proposals were developed to counter attempts to rewrite the history of the war.
The 2021 conference is discussing issues related to new challenges and to the opportunities that have opened up for the countries of the Eurasian space as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of the evolution of the potential capacity of Eurasian ideology and Eurasian integration.



RUDN is one of the leading Russian universities (Top-500 QS Worldwide) that unites students from more than 150 countries (1st place by internationalization in Russia). The history of our University has always been closely connected with African continent. The University was founded on the 5th February 1960 by the USSR Government. On the 22nd February 1961, the RUDN University was named after Patrice Lumumba — one of the symbols of the African peoples’ fight for independence. Nowadays RUDN is a place where students and academics could be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at, without being subject to political context, but firmly directed to the grand principles of friendship and mutual support.

RUDN University is the only university in Russia to have risen by 100 positions in QS World University Rankings 2018. RUDN campus is the greenest in Russia and we are in Top-100 of Times Higher Education Rankings in the number of international students. Every year brings new achievements!

Proudly introducing our speakers

Andrei Tsygankov

Professor at the departments of Political Science and International Relations at San Francisco State University

Richard Sakwa
Professor of Russian and European Politics in School of Politics and International Relations in  University of Kent

Mikhail Molchanov
Professor, Board Member of the Global and International Studies Program, University of Salamanca