The Swedish Center for Russian Studies was established in 2016. SCRS is dedicated to providing insights and perspective on the developments in Russia, the Baltic region and Eastern Europe. By taking a Russian perspective, using Russian values and views, SCRS provides original analyses on a strategic level as well as in specific projects.
WHO WE ARE
SCRS draws competence from the Swedish business community, the academic community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Armed Forces. Besides its own staff, SCRS brings together numerous other Swedish experts on Russia who contribute to SCRS’s quality research, analyses, and strategic recommendations on a full range of issues related to Russia.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We believe that understanding Russia 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 a Russian perspective in our analyses, we continuously engage our vast network of stakeholders – decision makers as well as analysts – in Russia and its neighboring regions.