The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, usually held in Cambridge in the spring, with over 400 participants from the UK, but with many others from continental Europe and North America, as well as from Russia and Eastern Europe. BASEES acts on behalf of its members in dealings with government, with other associations, and with individual universities.
The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
Russian and Eurasian Studies has been an established academic discipline at Uppsala University for almost fifty years. During this time, the discipline has undergone several organizational changes, but today the research on Russia and the Post-Soviet region is more vital than ever, and the Institute for Russia and Eurasian Studies (IRES) will play an important role in cross-disciplinary research in Sweden and internationally in the years to come. The research at IRES is also a part of the government’s strategic initiative in the research field entitled “politically important geographic regions.” Recognizing the strategic importance that developments in Russia and the post-Soviet space have on society and on the business sector, IRES serves not only as a center of scientific excellence, but also as national resource center.