Zhivopisnyy Most, Moscow, Russia

CREEES is a center of interdisciplinary intellectual exchange; a community of students, scholars, and practitioners; and a resource for anyone with a passion for all matters Russian, East European and Eurasian.

Annual Alexander Dallin Lecture

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 5:30pm PT

"Russia at War: The Inside Politics of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine"

Andrei Soldatov, Investigative Reporter, will explore the role Russia's security services played throughout the first year of the full-scale war in Ukraine.  

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

CREEES Welcomes New Visiting Scholars


Oksana Klymenko is a Senior Lecturer at the "National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Her primary research interest concerns Ukrainian history of the 20th century, memory studies, Soviet society, gender studies, and labour history. The topic of her dissertation was “Constructing the Memory of the New Man in the 1920s–1930s (the case of the Ukrainian Republic)”. Oksana will be in residence at CREEES from December 2022-December 2023. 





Valeriy Vasylyev is a Leading Researcher at Institute of History of Ukraine of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He explores the functioning of communist dictatorship and the repressive policy of the Kremlin in Ukraine. He is author of Political Leadership of the Ukrainian SSR and the USSR: The Dynamics of Relations between the Center and the Sub-center of Power, 1917-1938. While at Stanford, he plans to continue his research on political leadership with a focus on 1939-1953 in the Hoover Library & Archives.

Global Internships

In partnership with the Global Studies Internship Program, CREEES offers Stanford students internship opportunities in the REE region: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine (remote), that cover a wide range of fields including human rights, media, education, public history, science and technology. 

Currently enrolled undergraduates and co-terms in all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 7, 2023. 


Applications for CREEES Summer Language  and Research Grants are Now Open!

We are excited to announce that applications for CREEES summer grants and fellowships are now open.

Check the following list of available funding opportunities and read more on CREEES' website

Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Globalizing Eurasia Grant (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Summer Language Study Grants (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

FLAS Fellowships for Summer Intensive Language Study (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Summer Travel/Research Grants (Graduate Students)


Upcoming Events

Speaker: Beatrice de Graaf

Recent News

Dominick Lawton joined Stanford in Autumn 2022 as an Assistant Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Stanford University Libraries, The Europe Center, FSI's Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, and Stanford's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, in collaboration with Vabamu, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, and Tallinn University of Technolgy are pleased to
Yuliya Ilchuk, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature and Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford, won the 2022