Dr. Markku Kangaspuru

Director of Research and Adjunct Professor
Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Aleksanteri Institute 
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33) 
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
+358-(0)9-191 23650
+358 9 191 23615
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Markku Kangaspuro is specialized on Russian politics, political history, theories and discourse of Russia's development, identities and nationalism and in particular on relations between Europe and Soviet Union / Russia. His recent research interests are modernisation and transformation of Russia; the political use of history in identity politics; and European new identities within and outside of the European Union.


The Bolshevik Modernisation Project - Modernisation in Russia since 1900. Edited by Markku Kangaspuro and Jeremy Smith. Tampere: Studia Fennica Historica 12, Finnish Literary Society, 2006 Constructed Identities in Europe. Edited by Markku Kangaspuro. Kikimora Publications (Aleksanteri Series 7/2007) Saarijarvi, 2007. The Soviet Depression and Finnish Immigrants in Soviet Karelia. - Karelian Exodus: Finns in North America and Soviet Karelia during the Depression Era. Edited by Ron Harpelle,Varpu Lindstrom and Alexis Pogorelskin. Special issue of the Journal of Finnish Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, Aspasia Books, Inc., 2004, pp. 132-140 Russian Patriots and Red Fennomans. Rise and Fall of Soviet Karelia, Edited by Antti Laine and Mikko Ylikangas. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 2002, pp. 24-48. Neuvosto-Karjalan taistelu itsehallinnosta. Nationalismi ja suomalaiset punaiset Neuvostoliiton vallankaytossa 1920-1939. Helsinki: Bibliotheca Historica 60, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2000.

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