Main field of study: Philosophy


The program offers an in-depth study of the fundamentals of the Russian culture, the formation and development of Russia’s cultural identity, the methods to conduct research in Russian culture, hallmarks of Russian mentality.


It aims to provide graduates with a fundamental knowledge of different fields of Russian cultural studies. The program trains professionals with a strong awareness of both historical aspects of the Russian culture and contemporary Russia’s cultural scene.


Graduates of the program will be equipped with knowledge and skills enabling them to land jobs in various areas of humanitarian work, public and private companies, and other organizations looking for professionals able to provide creative solutions with advanced education and communication technologies.  


Compulsory courses:

  • Morality Patterns in the Russian Culture
  • Byzantinism as a Religious, Artistic and Cultural Phenomenon and Its Influence on the Russian Culture
  • Russian Culture of the Pre-Petrine Period
  • Russian Folk Culture: Categories and Principles
  • Russian Regionalism: The Dialectics of the Centre and the Provinces
  • History of the Russian Culture from Peter the Great to 1917
  • Russian Philosophy: Main Ideas and Trends
  • Philosophical Aspects of the Old Russian Literature
  • Slavophilism and Westernism in the Russian Culture
  • Philosophy of Politics and Law in Russia
  • Enlightenment in Russia
  • The Russian Identity Issue and the Stranger Category
  • Spiritual-Academic Tradition in Philosophy and Culture
  • Conservative and Revolutionary Trends in the Russian Culture
  • Russian Musical Culture
  • Theatre in Russia
  • Russian Culture of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods
  • Russian Literature and Literary Centralism of the Russian Philosophy
  • Russian Émigré Environment
  • Russian Silver Age Culture
  • Russian Avant-Garde
  • Messianic, Educational and Imperial Trends/Ambitions of the Soviet Culture
  • The Russian Idea and Projects of the Russian Culture
  • Russian and Soviet Daily Life
  • Cinematography and Animation in Russia


Graduates work at:

  • Governmental bodies of all levels working in close partnership with Russian colleagues
  • Public and private cultural institutions – museums, libraries, theatres, concert organizations, festivals, competitions  
  • Mass media agencies worldwide
  • Business enterprises, e.g. joint companies operating in Russia or overseas; charity foundations


Graduates can enjoy active participation in commercial, governmental, or creative projects, or find employment as project advisors or organizers. They can mediate between parties during the implementation of a project.