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The faculty of the Program in Russian, E. European and Eurasian Studies at Emory University are horrified and deeply saddened by events unfolding in Ukraine as Russian forces invade. We affirm our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and support addressing the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Ukraine as thousands are killed or wounded and millions are uprooted. We are aware that thousands of people in Russia are risking their safety and their lives protesting against this invasion. Russia’s shelling of civilian targets in Ukraine; new waves of evacuations and refugees; arrests in Russia; demonstrations against these acts of war in many cities of the world. We join all people of conscience calling for immediate and crippling sanctions against Russia’s political leadership and its kleptocratic accomplices in Russia and elsewhere, cessation of violence and sincere commitment to a diplomatic and just resolution.

Here is the link to Timothy Snyder's 03/02/22 webinar about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Emory's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program (REES) is comprised of faculty from a number of departments whose common goal is to stimulate and enhance education and research about the former Soviet Union, eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, this region of the world defines the pivotal crossroads between the West and the East. A complex and richly textured array of cultures and peoples, the area of Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia has been the site of numerous political, economic, and geographic changes, particularly since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program at Emory seeks to broaden knowledge about the former USSR and eastern Europe through mulit- and inter-disciplinary programming for the Emory academic community, teachers and faculty at other educational institutions, and the general public. The department of REALC offers a major and a minor in REES, which includes courses in politics, history, film, language, and other related disciplines. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of Emory's study abroad opportunities.