The autonomous non-profit society Center for Research of Post-Soviet Countries (CRPSC) was formed on the basis of the editorial board of the journal Post-Soviet Studies in 2018. The Center for Research in Post-Soviet Countries (CRPSC) carries out expert analysis and is engaged in a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of problems and development trends in post-Soviet countries . The center was created on the initiative of Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department and Theory and History of International Relations of RUDN University K.P. Kurylyov, with the support and participation of his colleagues and students, who became volunteers as analysts and invited experts of CRPSC.


assistance in the restoration of a single scientific and educational space of the post-Soviet CIS countries


comprehensive study of political and economic processes in the post-Soviet CIS countries, with special emphasis on the international political and socio-economic components of their development, regional security problems, and Russia's foreign policy strategy


  • implementation of applied research projects for the study of post-Soviet countries

  • preparation of expert and analytical materials on topical issues of modern international relations, foreign policy, defense and security, domestic policy and economics, cultural and humanitarian development of post-Soviet countries;

  • issue of the specialized journal Post-Soviet Research;

  • development of scientific and educational ties in the framework of international research with academic universities and centers of post-Soviet countries;

  • the consolidation of intellectual resources in the post-Soviet space, the involvement of experts from various countries in the discussion on the main issues of political and economic development of post-Soviet countries

  • creation of an integrated scientific and educational space for the comprehensive study of the development processes of post-Soviet countries.


  • foreign policy and foreign policy processes in post-Soviet countries;

  • Russian relations with post-Soviet countries;

  • soft power factor in post-Soviet countries;

  • post-Soviet CIS countries in modern international relations, world politics and the global economy;

  • conflicts and crises in the space of post-Soviet countries;

  • internal political and socio-economic processes in post-Soviet countries;

  • ethno-confessional processes in post-Soviet countries;

  • Russian-speaking diaspora in post-Soviet countries;

  • Diasporas of the post-Soviet CIS countries in Russia;

  • historical processes in the space of post-Soviet countries;

  • presentation of the results of expert and analytical activities of the scientific community, as well as interested representatives of state authorities, private structures, etc.


The methodology of CIPS research is determined by our goal and objectives formulated by the Center, as well as its mission. In this connection, the research of CIPS is interdisciplinary in nature. They are carried out at the junction of various sciences, which gives reason to talk about an interdisciplinary methodological concept of studying political and economic processes in post-Soviet countries, developed and applied by the Center’s experts in their work. In our opinion, a combination of the following sciences allows us to fully, deeply, comprehensively and objectively study the problems and development trends of the CIS: history, international relations, sociology, etc. We are inclined to believe that the study of the post-Soviet space cannot and should not be limited to only one discipline. In other words, it is the interdisciplinary approach that seems optimal and promising to us, since applying it based on historical knowledge and involving the Center for Techniques inherent in modern social science disciplines in the methodological orbit provides us with an opportunity for a qualitative analysis of the processes occurring in the post-Soviet space. After all, the very science of international relations, having arisen at the intersection of history, economics and law, is already an interdisciplinary field of research.