Moldova remains torn between its historic economic and cultural ties to Russia, and the lure of funding and support from the EU and US.
Russian and East European Studies
Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize): Contemporary Russian fiction in the mirror of the Russian Booker.
Elena Chizhova (novelist): The ongoing fascination in the Russian novel with the Soviet past.
Equals before the law? Soviet justice, criminal proceedings against Communist Party members, and the legal landscape in the USSR fro 1945-1953.