THE SWEDISH CENTER FOR RUSSIAN STUDIES, SCRS, is a politically independent think tank dedicated to providing insights and a different perspective on the developments in Russia and the Eastern Europe. By analyzing strategic developments from a Russian perspective, using Russian values and views, SCRS provides original analyses with new ideas and perspectives.
WE BELIEVE that understanding Russia and Eastern Europe requires taking a different perspective than the traditional western view. In doing so the inherent risk of misunderstanding and misinterpreting fundamental developments can be avoided. Our work is based on a continuous analysis of Russian values, interests and internal dynamics. To further deepen the understanding of Russian values, Russian thinking and Russian perspective in our analyses, SCRS strives to have a dialogue with stakeholders – decision makers as well as analysts – in Russia and in regions neighbouring Russia.
WHAT WE DO. SCRS is continually studying and analyzing current events in Russia at a strategic level. By doing so, we aim to have high relevance for decision makers in business as well as politics. We aim to improve our clients’ decision making and to give them both a Russian and a Swedish perspective to use in their decision or further discussions with international partners. Our analyses are provided in the form of reports, conferences and presentations to clients and other stakeholders.
SCRS cooperates with most government bodies, authorities and other leading think tanks and academic centers in Sweden involved with Russia and pools resources from relevant expertise. We also interact with relevant think tanks from other countries.