The Russia Research Group at the National Defence University and the University of Helsinki

The Russian Military and Security Research Group, or Russia Research Group in short, operates as a unit of the National Defence University Department of Warfare, and was established in 2017 to facilitate research and education involving Russian military thought and strategic thinking, as well as changes in Russian military power and art of war. Our multidisciplinary research group studies contemporary military and security developments as well as the theoretical and historical undercurrents of Russian thinking, and  forms a nexus for collaboration between national and international networks.

Here you can find our publications, our views as expressed in the media and in our blog, and information about the annual Russia Seminar held at the National Defence University.


National Defence University / Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Russia Research Group / Venäjä-ryhmä
PL 7
Kadettikouluntie 7, Helsinki

+358 299 800

Our internship programs

The Russia Research Group regularly includes interns. Our interns work with organizing our Russia seminar, carry out various information management tasks in support of current projects in the fields of research and education, or their own research, and provide important additional expertise through their own fields of study. Please refer to your university’s JobTeaser portal for open positions and their descriptions.