Russia in the Global World: the Great Eurasian partnership

Winter School - Online/Hybrid
January 18 - January 27, 2022

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Russia resumed international air and railway service with the countries listed here.

Therefore, a hybrid format of the course is offered to students holding citizenship of the states mentioned in the list – you can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Would you like to learn more about the role of Russia in the modern international relations, its political system, regional development and cultural diversity? Then joint this winter school!

  • Brief description

    The program is focused on the study of the theoretical foundations of the"Great Eurasian Partnership" concept, the main integration trends in the Eurasian space, the development of Russia's partnership relations within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in the Eurasian region. Team up with the students who joined the Winter School for better understanding all these aspects with the methods and sources you will learn during your studies supported by our team of international relations professionals.

Online lectures will be delivered synchronized as live talk with professors and groupmates. Records of classes will be available on SPbPU platform for 1 month after the course end.
  • Skills and competence to be acquired by students
    • - Comprehensive study of the theoretical and practical aspects of the «Greater Eurasia» concept;
    • - Understanding the key integration trends in the Eurasian space;
    • - Knowledge of the Russia’s participation pecifics in the Eurasian Economic Union;
    • - Respect cultural diversity and define the team mechanisms of cross-cultural communication in the Eurasian region;
    • - Determine external counter of the Great expanse of Eurasia development.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Winter School).

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.


Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.


Deadline for registration

Online format: January 10, 2022

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: December 30, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: December 22, 2021

  • Entrance requirements
    • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Course description
    • - The main theoretical concepts of Greater Eurasia;
    • - Challenges of Greater Eurasia;
    • - Models of multi-speed integration in the Eurasian space;
    • - The Concept of Greater Eurasia in Russia's Turn to the East;
    • - The key vectors of interstate partnership in the Eurasian Economic Union;
    • - Integration of the projects of the Eurasian Economic Union and «One Belt, One Road»;
    • - Russia in the Socio-cultural space of Greater Eurasia;
    • - Trends in intercultural communication of the Greater Eurasian space.
Professors and lecturers:
  • SPbPU professors and mentors, experts and guest lecturers.


Program coordinators:

  • Mr. Aleksei Vovenda, program coordinator, PhD in Political Science, High School of International relations, Institute of Humanities, Peter The Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
  • +7 (812) 606-62-42
  • Office 104, 28 Grazhdanskii prospect, 195220, St.Petersburg, Russia
Department of International Educational Programs