Slavic and Balkan Studies, Institute of

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Slavic and Balkan Studies, Institute of

 

a scientific research institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, engaged in the study of the history, literature, culture, and languages of foreign Slavic peoples and of the other peoples of the Balkans and Central Europe.

Established in Moscow late in 1946, the institute was known as the Institute of Slavic Studies until 1968. The institute studies the history of people’s democratic and socialist revolutions, the establishment of socialism in the European socialist countries, and the genesis of capitalism and the national liberation movements. It also carries out research in international relations, the history of literature, and revolutionary, political, and cultural ties in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as research in Slavic and Balkan linguistics. The institute prepares scholarly research studies and publications in cooperation with the academies of sciences of other socialist countries. Researchers at the institute have included such major Slavicists as the academicians B. D. Grekov, V. I. Picheta, N. S. Derzhavin, and M. N. Tikhomirov. The institute has published the journal Sovetskoe slavianovedenie (Soviet Slavic Studies) since 1965.

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