It has never been more important to look at Russia in a global context, at the ways in which worldwide trends shape developments in Russia, and the ways in which Russia helps shape world events. To its fascinating history and rich culture, both so closely intertwined with Europe, Asia and the rest of the world for centuries, are added complex contemporary politics and growing economic power. Now, as openness and global integration have brought Russia more fully into the world than ever before, the opportunities and challenges of understanding have never been greater.
The mission of King’s Russia Institute – to support interdisciplinary, balanced and cutting-edge research and learning on how Russian society functions and on the country’s place and impact in global affairs – is strengthened by King’s commitment to global studies. Working in tandem with the King’s Global Institutes and situated in the heart of the world’s leading global City, the King’s Russia Institute will be a hub for discussion and debate, linking UK, Russian and global audiences in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.
The Russia Institute is part of a cluster of Global Institutes at King's College London, central to the College's strategy of international engagement. We are committed to advancing knowledge in the service to society and to furthering the College's international profile through scholarship, research and policy solutions of relevance to the world's most dynamic and complex regions. The activities of the Institute, like that of the other Global Institutes, link across the range of academic, professional, and other services at King's, to develop relationships with international partners and so further King's commitment to developing research that speaks directly to global questions and needs.