Producing, Consuming & Perceiving Prisons in the Former Soviet UnionIn The Gulag's Shadow

Pilot phase begins
Just in time for fall - the diligent team at PORI put the final touches to our pilot tool and rolled it out across the neighborhoods of Nur-SultanRead More

Test and retest, then test again…
We asked and they answered - locals and students from Nur-Sultan help us develop our tool to approach our study of the Gulag and punitiveness in the former Soviet Union.Read More

Sampling underway
One does not simply walk into...a survey.Read More

Work begins on ethnographic observation in St Petersburg
We've welcomed two fantastic researchers from the Higher School of Economics-St Petersburg (HSE) to the team.Read More

Expert interviews conducted in Karaganda
The IGS team began work on expert interviews in Nur-Sultan and Karaganda in central Kazakhstan.Read More

Survey teams decided!
We're pleased to welcome two research firms to our team, and thanks to all the applications for the work - great to see all the eager organizations in the region.Read More

IGS in Moscow
A great conference and workshop with really brilliant thinkers, so much to listen to at the HSE's annual conference.Read More

The IGS Team at Russian Readings Seminar Series Oxford!
The IGS Team presents the start of our 3-year work to the Russian Readings Seminar Series Oxford.Read More

Applications open for interested survey providers
We're building a survey and looking for partners to help us bring about a first-in-the-field tool on punitive attitudes and memories of the Gulag.Read More