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The Friday Video has been rebranded as the Thursday video. It’s still the same exciting tasters of the ground-breaking research taking place at the University of Glasgow – just the day earlier. This week’s video is from Ruth McKenna who discusses the impact of perceptions of Russia on Russian-speaking immigrants […]

Thursday Video: Ruth McKenna


By Ammon Cheskin, Glasgow University Facebook can be a confusing place. For the follower of Ukrainian and Russian politics the messages could not be more different. At the same time that “Euromaidan PR” is posting pictures of “Putler” and accusing Russia of being a sick, backwards imperial bully, “Voice of […]

Ukraine, Kremlin propaganda and the Cold War trap


Ruth McKenna is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, working towards an ESRC funded PhD entitled ‘Imagining Russia in British political, media and popular discourses post-1999: the impact upon Russian-speaking migrant integration in the UK’ What is the purpose of this project? In September 2013 I began working towards […]

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities ...



Ahead of the series of events about LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, Marc David Jacobs of Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema, discusses the way in which Russian and Lithuanian film-makers have explored the experiences and challenges LGBT communities in Russia and Lithuania.    This month, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, there is […]

Film and the struggle for LGBT rights


This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much […]

Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February ...


The Gender and Sexualities Forum, in association with Central and East European Studies and the Glasgow Human Rights Network, is pleased to announce the following event: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia Date: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 5:00-6.30 pm Venue: University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson […]

EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights ...



Exploring attitudes to healthcare in China is just one of many projects in which Glasgow researchers are gathering valuable insights into a country that has become a rapidly growing global power. Another example is an international study focusing on the relationship between social inequality and political stability in China and […]

Are some powers more equal than others?