Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov is a dream for millions of Russian students from all the regions of the country. Whatever their background, wherever they come from, everybody knows that all the talented girls and boys become a part of MSU story. Many people believe that the first Russian university to a […]


It seems that we live in the age of Podcasts Boom! All the modern media, NGOs and even Universities work with this format and create useful content, due to which we can effectively spend our time seating in a bus on our way to the university. Today we gathered for you our favourite podcasts about […]


Are you ready for the new #gameofthrones season?🔥One of the greatest lines in the series is the profile of female leaders, what stimulates us to think about the female leadership in politics.  Modern Russia is an interesting case to study the position of women in politics. Here are 5 famous women in modern Russian politics: 🔴ELVIRA NABIULLINA  […]


We are happy to announce you can now apply for the English-taught MA Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy” at Lomonosov Moscow State University! Admission requirements Programme Curriculum Our professors 7 reasons to study with us Core Modules: Power Networks and political institutions in Post-Soviet States Different Norms and Realities: Post-Soviet and Western Values The Soviet Civilization […]


The new English-language master’s program PolitIQ led by Columbia University professor Robert Legvold is devoted to the countries of the post-Soviet space. In this regard, we have made for you an informative overview of the basic information about the countries of the Near Abroad, which every educated student should know, much less a political science […]

  MA in Post-Soviet Space is a program designed to train policy leaders, consultants and scientists to produce valuable social and policy changes.  

FEES & FUNDING The tuition costs of studying at Lomonosov MSU is 350, 000 rubles, which is approximately equal to 4800 euro or 5390$ per year. Each year a limited number of scholarships is available for exceptional applicants.  The amount of scholarship: tuition fee for two years of studies.  Availability: All the applicants for the […]

You can watch some of our lectures here. OUR ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR – ROBERT LEGVOLD Prof. Robert Legvold is the academic supervisor of our Masters Programme. In 1986 to 1992 Prof. Legvold worked as Director of The Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Prior to coming to Columbia in 1984, he served for six years as Senior Fellow and […]

About the Programme About Moscow About Lomonosov MSU   About the Programme The issues of public policy-making are of vital importance. The complexity of ongoing political processes, permanently changing sociopolitical environment and politicization of public issues – all these calls for political experts who are able to face current and new challenges. Situated in the capital of Russia, Moscow State University (MSU) is to be a powerful […]

Admission Requirements Admission to the Master’s Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy” is a three-step process: satisfying requirements (submitting the Application form), selection (distance interview) and an MSU test. We accept applications and hold interviews year round, whereas the test is set in summer. General Requirements: all applicants must submit their previous diploma, transcripts, 2 letters of […]