A research area within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Russian research group

Russian research

Our research

All members of Russian and Slavonic Studies are active in a wide range of research fields covering the language, literature, culture and society of Russia and other Slavonic countries.

Particular areas of interest include: Russian and Slavonic literature of the 19th to 21st centuries, especially Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kundera; Russian film; New media and visual culture in Russia, especially queer visual culture; Language variation in Czech; Corpus linguistics and Russian politics, censorship / self-censorhip, professional journalistic ethics and conspiracy theories.

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Academic staff at the University of Leeds

Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.

Research project work at Leeds.

Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Russian.