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Boris Makarenko

  • Boris Makarenko has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2016

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1981

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Courses (2024/2025)

Current Trends in Political Science (Postgraduate course’s programme; 2 year, 1 semester)Eng

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)


Editorial board membership

1996: Member of the Editorial Council, Полития: Анализ. Хроника. Прогноз.


  • 2023

    XXIV Ясинская (Апрельская) международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: ФРАГМЕНТАЦИЯ ЕВРОПЕЙСКИХ ПАРТИЙНЫХ СИСТЕМ: ПРИЧИНЫ, СЦЕНАРИИ, СЛЕДСТВИЯ

  • Политический атдас современного мира 2.0Ж в поисках ответов на новые вызовы (Москва). Presentation: ГОСУДАРСТВО И НАРОД: НАРАСТАЮЩЕЕ МНОГООБРАЗИЕ МОДЕЛЕЙ ОТНОШЕНИЙ

  • 2022
    Varieties of Populism (Москва). Presentation: The Conventional Left Surrounded by Populism
  • XXIII Ясинская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Левый фланг партийных систем: векторы эволюции
  • 2021

    The World Between Trump and Biden (Тель-Авив). Presentation: Трамп после Трампа

  • Консервативная проекция образа будущего России (п. Верхний Фиагдон (Республика Сев.Осетия-Алания) - в онлайн режиме). Presentation: Консерватизм: идейная основа для развития России
  • 2020

    Будущее партий в политических системах современного мира (Москва). Presentation: Партии: симптомы кризиса и перспективы развития

  • Гайдаровский форум "Россия и мир: вызовы нового десятилетия". Presentation: Социальные проекты и общество: проблемы понимания и взаимодействия
  • XXI Апрельская международная научная конференция НИУ ВШЭ. Круглый стол "Аудит партийной и избирательной системы России: нужны ли перемены?". Presentation: «ЭЛЕКТОРАЛЬНОЕ ПОЛЕ –2021» ЗА ПОЛТОРА ГОДА ДО ВЫБОРОВ
  • 2019
    VI Международный форум "Рост или рецессия: к чему готовиться?" (Москва). Presentation: Кризис леберализма: причины и последствия
  • 20 Years of Putin: How has Russia Changed? (Оксфорд). Presentation: Development of Inistuttions in Russia


Timetable for today

Full timetable

‘It’s a Very Small Area of Political Science, and Working to Redress That Is Very Satisfying’

On March 15, Judas Everett defended his doctoral dissertation ‘The Effect of the Patterns in the Dissolution of Communism on the Transition to New Systems in Eastern Europe’, which investigates the relationship between the demise of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the quality of democracy in the post-communist regime. The defence took place remotely. His academic supervisor was Professor Andrey Akhremenko of the HSE University School of Politics and Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In his interview, Judas talks about the topic of his research and explains why political science is more important than ever.

Important change in Russian Studies Programme

Master's Programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy': Perfect Combination of Three Disciplines

Modelled on classical British programmes, the HSE Master's Programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy' (PEP) helps students delve deeper into economics and political science, broaden their philosophical outlook, develop their critical thinking skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. HSE News Services spoke with current first-year student Tamás Barnák and programme alumnus Franz Walternberger about why they chose PEP and what it is like to study at HSE University.

From Criminal Law in Texas to Russian Studies in Moscow

After practicing criminal law for 30 years, Rife Kimler of Texas, USA was in need of a break and a change of scenery. Long interested in Russia, the lawyer researched Russian programmes online and opted for HSE University’s Master’s Programme in Russian Studies. In an interview with HSE News Service, Rife discussed what he likes about Moscow and why he has not regretted his decision to study Russian politics and culture at HSE.

Recording of the Webinar for Prospective Students

A webinar for prospective students of the Russian Studies MA programme was held on February 6, 2019

In the video below you can find valuable info regarding the programme, admission process, general info on studying in HSE University and much more.

New Master's Programme Will Help Develop Understanding of Modern Russia through Scientific Methods

In 2019, HSE is launching a new master's programme in Russian Studies that will be taught in English. Admissions for international students have already started. Boris Makarenko, the programme’s Academic Supervisor, spoke with the HSE News Service about the features of the new programme.

Video of the Online Presentation for Prospective Students

An online presentation of the Russian Studies MA programme was held on December 4th, 2018

In the presented video you can find a lot of valuable info regarding the programme curricula, teachers, criteria for evaluating the portfolio and much more

Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

On January 31st – February 3rd 2016, the Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre, HSE. During the event, potential master’s students took part in master classes, business cases and meetings with students and graduates of the faculty’s educational programmes.

Democracy in a Russian Mirror

The book ‘Democracy in a Russian Mirror’ edited by Adam Przeworski was issued by Cambridge University Press in May 2015. Three of the authors — Boris Makarenko, Andrei Melville and Mikhail Ilyin — are staff members of the School of Political Science.

Brazilian Student Comes to Russia to Realise His Dreams

Brazilian student Vicente Giaссaglini Ferraro has been interested in Russia since childhood, when he started learning Russian on his own. He is now studying in the Higher School of Economics’ Applied Politics master’s programme. In an interview with the HSE News Service, Vicente discusses what drew him towards Russia, why he chose HSE, and why he is happy when it is cold.

Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?

On July 1, 2013, the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP) held an international political conference ‘Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?’, in which international and Russian experts took part.