Conference schedule

International student and PhD student scientific conference
“Russia and its Neighbours. Problems and Challenges”
3rd June, Day 1
930 – Beginning of the conference
·        Prof. Mieczyslaw Smolen, Jagiellonian University
·        Prof. Sergey Zasorin, National Pedagogical University, Moscow
10oo 1230  Panel One – Russia and its Neighbours: the Baltic States

  • Marek Wojnar – “Strange War”, or the Russian-Lithuanian History Clash (Jagiellonian University).
  • Daria Janowiec - Russian Orthodox Church and the Situation in the Baltic States at the beginning of the 90's (Jagiellonian University).
  • Joanna Radosz – Finn, Russian, Karelian – a Triple Identity or Identity Clash? On the Ethnic Affiliation and Russian-Finnish Relations in Matti Ronka’s Novels. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń).
  • Julita Biniewska - Russian Emigrés in Interbellum Period Poland (Jagiellonian University).
  • Anna Kasprzycka - Portrayal of a Pole as an Anti-"New Man" in the Bolshevik Propaganda Poster of the 1920 War with Poland (Jagiellonian University)
  • Paulina Burkiciak – The Russian Intelligentsia in the GULag, described by Polish Prisoners (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań).
  • Karolina Blecharczyk – Poles at the Head of the Soviet Security: Feliks Derzhinskiy and Vyacheslav Menzhinskiy (Jagiellonian University).

1245 – 1430  Panel Two – Russia and its Neighbours: Belarus

  • Aliaksandr Papko - Russian Strategic Interests in Belarus and the Channels of their Promotion (Polish Academy of Sciences).
  • Aliaksandr Aleshka - The Eurasian Union (2015): interests, expectations, fears and challenges of the Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh authorities. (Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Lyudmila Ikonnikova – Cross-cultural Diffusion as a Factor of Contemporary literary works in Belarus and Russia (National Academy of Sciences of Belarus).
  • Piotr Prokop, Andruś Krečka – Youth Political Parties to the Creative Union of Hooligans. An Analysis of the Activities and Development of Opposition Youth Movements in Belarus (University of Szczecin).

1430 – Dinner break
1530 – 1715 Panel Three: Russia and its Neighbours: Ukrain

  • Michał Urban – Memory Warfare: Glorification of the UPA and OUN and Ukrainian-Polish and Russian Relations (Jagiellonian University).
  • Mariia Tomak - Building the Eurasian Union as a challenge for the post-soviet space: the memory policy aspect. A view from Ukraine (all-Ukrainian daily newspaper „The Day”, NGO „Center for Civil Liberties”).
  • Roman Savenkov – Partnership between Youth Organizations in Russia and Ukraine as a Mechanism of Destruction of Cultural Stereotypes (on the Example of the Organizations of the Voronezh Oblast’) (Voronezh State University)
  • Viktor Trojan – The Foreign Factor of the formation of Regional Identities in Contemporary Ukraine, as exemplified by the South-Eastern Region (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)
  • Wojciech Łysek – Customs Union and Ukraine’s Membership: a Reintegration of the Empire or a Process of Regionalization? (Jagiellonian University)

1730 – 1900 Debate – Where is Belarus heading??
2030 – Concert Ramble”

4th June, Day Two
930 – 1115  Panel Four: Russia and its Neighbours: Problems and Challenges

  • Katarzyna Walasek - „Northern Identity: Russia – Arctic – Canada” (Jagiellonian University)
  • Vasile Rotaru - From ‘Near Abroad’ to ‘Common Neighbourhood.’ Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine Between ‘Amity’ with Russia and European Aspirations (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration Bucharest)
  • Evgeniya Seliverstova – Russia and Europe: a Collision of different Civilizational Scenarios (after N. Elias’ concept) (Charles University in Prague)
  • Inga Postuła - Magnitski, Yakovlev and the Act War – the Influence of the “Magnitsky Act” on Russian-American Relations (Jagiellonian University)

1130 – 1310 Panel Five: Russia and its Neighbours. Problems and Challenges (continued)

  • Lyubomir Boyakivskiy – Russia and the Energy Charter: a Potential for Conflict and Relation Scenarios (Rivne State Humanitarian University)
  • Dagmara Moskwa - Characteristic of the historical policy of the Russian Federation based on the Memorial’s project - „Monitoring of History Policy (2010-2012)” (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
  • Konrad Topa – Organized Crime in Russia – History, Present, Future Perspectives (Jagiellonian University
  • Beata Woźniak - KrawczykRussian Military Reform in the Context of Countering Foreign Threats (University of Gdańsk)

1315 – Dinner break
1430 – 1600 – Debate „Contemporary Russian Political Thought”
1615 – 1800 Panel Six: Russia and its Neighbours: Caucasus and Central Asia

  • Annamaria Kiss - Russia and the post-Soviet South Caucasus: main Tendencies in their Relationship in the Fields of Security and Economy (Eötvös Lorand University)
  • Monika Zarębska – Georgia, Russia, and the West 5 years after the August War. The Conflict’s Significance, Consequences and Perspectives (Collegium Civitas in Warsaw)
  • Michał Szczygielski - Armenia – Kremlin’s most faithful Sister. A Characteristic of Russian Domination and its Perspectives (University of Warsaw)
  • Liudmyla Datskova – Russia’s Status as Regional Power vis-à-vis Central Asia and the Caucasus, on the Examples of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia (Jagiellonian University)
  • Olesya Malyugina – Migration of Islamic Population from Central Asia to the Russian Federation: Chances and Threats (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)