Thursday Video: Ruth McKenna

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 in Scotland. Ruth also wrote…

Ukraine, Kremlin propaganda and the Cold War trap

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 Russia” is relaying to the…

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities in the UK

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 an ESRC funded PhD entitled…

EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia

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 building, 1 University Avenue, Seminar…