Global Russia Program2018-07-22T02:13:09+00:00

Global Russia is a highly competitive, all-encompassing program available to young and aspiring Russia experts in the United States.

The program runs several times a year and enables a small delegation of up to ten rigorously selected participants to spend two weeks in Russia, meeting with the country’s leaders in business, politics, media, academia, and civil society.

Aside from private meetings with Russia’s opinion shapers and decision-makers, the program is enhanced by participation in the country’s top annual international forums such as the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, the Investment Forum in Sochi and the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, all of which are attended by the Russian leadership and their international counterparts.

The program cost is 1500 USD and includes accommodation in Russia for two weeks. Participants must finance their own airfare and visa expenses, however, assistance with the visa application process will be provided at no extra cost.

Participation in the program is restricted to US citizens between the ages of 20 and 35 with a strong academic or professional focus on Russia.

Participants will get an unparalleled firsthand look at Russia, a chance to interact with the people who shape its present and future, and ultimately an opportunity to form their own opinions beyond what can be garnered from media and textbooks.

Participants will meet:

  • Members of the Russian parliament
  • Representatives of Russian political parties
  • Officials from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Russian journalists and media figures
  • Expats working for RT and Sputnik
  • Scholars and Russia-US relations experts
  • Russian business community and high-tech industry
  • Russian human rights and civil society activists
  • US officials, business and media reps working in Moscow

Fall 2018

September 10 – 24
Moscow, Vladivostok

  • Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok
  • Private meetings and cultural excursions in Moscow
  • Application deadline: July 31

Winter 2019

February (dates to be finalized)
Moscow, Sochi


Spring 2019

April 8 – 22 
Moscow, Arkhangelsk


Summer 2019

June 5 – 19 
Moscow, St. Petersburg


Details about the visa application process, accommodation in Russia, flight itinerary recommendations, payment instructions and other program information will be emailed to participants once they are selected for the program.

Sergey Gladysh,
Program Director


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