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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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