22th of April Lomonov MSU and MGIMO signed an agreement on collaboration in operating our MA. This is a historic moment: the first experience of such a collaboration between the two main Russian universities. From this time on our Programme «Post-Soviet Public Policy» is joint degree and our alumni will recieve a dual diploma. Apply


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 joint Lomonosov MSU and MGIMO English-taught MA Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy”! Admission requirements Programme Curriculum Our professors 7 reasons to study with us Fundamental courses: Philosophy Politics and Law Foreign language Academic writing Obligatory courses: Methodology of political science research Modern sociological Methods in […]


The head of the new English-language MSU program and Polit IQ, Honorary Professor of Columbia University Robert Legvold recommends his favourite movies about politics. We are sure that you like to watch movies, and especially with a sharp political plot! Introducing the top 5 movies. Gandhi Gandhi is a biographical film of 1982 about the […]


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 […]


Politics is a serious and responsible sphere of activity, and politicians suppose to be educated and respectable representatives of the society. However, politicians can surprise us. How? The most famous bicycle fan among the world leaders. The 50th and current Prime Minister of the Netherlands and leader of the right-liberal People’s Party for freedom and […]


Summertime means lots of sunshine and warm weather – what else is needed for a good mood? If you are a little tired of piles of books that, we are sure, clutter up your desk, then it’s time to switch to an easier format of studying, namely video. Head of the Master’s program PolitIQ, honorary […]


Interest in political science was conceived in the Ancient World and continues to this day. The study of political science can be safely called eternal, since politics is an integral sphere of public life. Relations in the circles of power, political institutions and norms, relations between the state and society – these and many other […]


The uniqueness of the Master’s program in political science PolitIQ lies in the fact that Russian professors and experts from the Moscow State University and MGIMO specialising in the history and problems of the post-Soviet space will work side by side with our foreign partners from the USA, Canada, Norway, Switzerland and China. Already in […]


Today, science does not stand still, but actively moves forward. And along with it, Russian scientists and researchers, working at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Chemists, biologists, geologists, and many others who have dedicated their lives to scientific research, daily make small steps towards greater discoveries that can enrich human knowledge of the world. You can […]


Are you going to apply for a master’s program? Looking for an opportunity to conduct your own research on post-Soviet countries? Then be sure to read this post! Let us tell you why should you choose our program. We invite you to become an expert in the most important aspects of political and socio-cultural processes in […]


  Governments everywhere and at all levels—national, regional, and local—need well-trained young professionals to help design and implement policy meeting the needs of the populations they serve. How well those needs are met—whether in health care or safe streets, education or well-crafted foreign policy, a thriving cultural life or efficient public transportation—depends on the quality […]


Dear friends, We are happy to share the link to an article in the Harvard Gazette, written about Michael Sandel`s great lecture in Moscow! Enjoy an article about the largest academic lecture of the academic year 2018!   Yours, Polit IQ team


«And where are your socks?! Are you going to visit Russian Government like this?!» « A student life experience or a story about Anton Pravednikov`s internship at Carnegie» Internships Committee at the Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov MSU has managed to set a cooperation with Moscow Carnegie Center. Due to this fact Anton Pravednikov, an […]


Dear students! We are pleased to announce that all the applicants for our MA Programme in Post-Soviet Public Policy will be considered for scholarships! Who is eligible for scholarships: Applicants of all nationalities. Deadline:  June, 15th. Please note that scholarship decision will be made on a rolling basis. This means that the earlier students apply, the more […]


Moscow is one of the World`s most dynamic and fast-growing cities. It is the city of modern high-rises and traditional churches, a city of contrasts and opportunities. In the text below you can find a text, written by MA student at political science faculty, Lomonosov MSU, Aleksander Strakhov.  Let me begin by saying that Moscow offers a […]


On April, 13th Polit IQ team organized a lecture by the World`s famous professor – Michael Sandel! Professor Sandel is the world-famous philosopher from Harvard University! His course “Justice” has gained millions of views, his lectures gather thousands of people worldwide. On Friday, PolitIQ organized the first lecture by Prof. Sandel in Russia. The topic of […]


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The new MSU Master in Public Policy on Post-Soviet Space is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. The Program starts in 2018.