Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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BSRM7003 Russian Foreign Policy 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Prof Dmitri Lanko, St. Petersburg State University
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

General description

Not offered in 2015-16
Guest Lecture given as intensive course in January 2015, as part of the Optional Studies (BSRM3208).

Learning outcomes

The course will take into account both general strategy of Russian foreign policy and Russian foreign policy strategies concerning different regions of the world: first of all, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, but also Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Special attention will be given to Russian foreign policy towards the Baltic Sea Region. Seminar sessions will concern cases important for understanding of contemporary Russian foreign policy.


Russian Foreign Policy-course will evaluate on the evolution of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation since adoption of the Constitution of 1993. Despite the Constitution of 1993 provided the institution of the president with the powers to conduct foreign policy independently, Russian foreign policy has been strongly influenced by political parties and interest groups, especially institutionalized interest groups such as various ministries and regional governments, and associated interest groups such as business associations. At the same time, the personality of the president must also be taken into account when analyzing Russian foreign policy; the course will not only focus on the personality of Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister in 1999 and in 2008-2012 and President in 2000-2008 and again since 2012, but also provide with comparative analysis of his personality vis-à-vis the personalities of Boris Yeltsin, President in 1991-1999, and of Dmitry Medvedev, President in 2008-2012 and Prime Minister since 2012.

Modes of study

PRE-EXAM, lectures, discussions, final exam. Material for the pre-exam will be given before the course.
Participation in the pre-exam is a requirement for taking the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Pre-exam, active participation in the classroom, final exam.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Humanistinen tiedekunta
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos
Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos
Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Humanistinen tiedekunta
Hum.tdk:n suoritukset
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies