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International Conference: "What Is Soviet in Post-Soviet Space?"


The Center for Russian Studies, a non-governmental organisation, with the financial support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in partnership with Ilia State University, will hold an international conference in a hybrid format on November 30 - December 1 – “What is Soviet in post-Soviet space“.

About the conference

The conference is dedicated to understanding the connections between the past and the present in the politics of Russia and the region. It aims to establish the interrelationships between memories, historical discourses and social practices in a given geographical area which affect the future of the region.

At the conference, scholars from many different disciplines will assess the diverse political trajectories of the post-Soviet states and highlight the modern post-Soviet characteristics that these states have and that stem from a more or less distant common past.

The conference agenda is available at:

The abstracts and biographies of the conference participants is available at:

Conference format and participation

The conference will be held in remote format using platform zoom.

Attendance Information


November 30, 2021

Opening event: 09:00 - 10:00

At the opening of the conference it will be possible to attend the event at the following link:

November 30, 2021

The first and second panels of the conference: 15:30-19:15

Attendance at the first and second panels of the conference will be available at the following link:


December 1, 2021

Third, Fourth and Fifth Panels of the Conference: 13:00-18:55

Attendance at the third, fourth and fifth panels of the conference will be available at the following link:


Working language: Georgian, English (simultaneous translation will be provided)

Attendance: Free

Attached documents


CRS conference agenda
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Abstracts and biographies
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