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Rostislav F. Turovsky

  • Rostislav F. Turovsky has been at HSE University since 2009.

Education and Degrees

  • 2008

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1995

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1992

    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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Electoral Analysis (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 4 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Political Regional Studies (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)

Political Regional Studies (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Editorial board membership

2013: Member of the Editorial Board, PolitBook.


  • 2014
    46th Annual Convention ASEEES (San Antonio). Presentation: Measuring Electoral Competition in Russia’s Regions: New Tools for Political Research
  • World Bank Workshop (London). Presentation: POLITICS OF FEDERAL TRANSFERS: Which Regions in Russia Win and Why?


'Normal Is Not Ridiculous': Most Interesting Reports Presented at the HSE's XVII April International Academic Conference

A total of 900 papers were presented at the HSE's XVII April Conference in Moscow. We consider the following selection to be must-reads.

From Post-Doc to Tenure-Track: First-Hand Experience

The HSE Look interviewed Michael Rochlitz about the experience of getting from a post-doc to tenure-track position, integration into HSE life and research plans. Michael, an Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences, joined HSE in 2013 as a post-doc Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.

Top 15 Most Interesting Reports of the HSE's XV April International Academic Conference

Russians are failing to cope with debt; small town economies are lagging behind; the Russian market is not favourable for a defined-contribution pension system, and Russian statistics are unsuitable for analysis – these were the top 15 most interesting papers from the HSE's XV April Conference, according to Opec.ru

‘Flexible’ Opposition Stabilizes the Power

In many Russian regions, the opposition candidates’ success in elections rarely depends on socio-economic factors. Instead, the situation is determined by the balance of political powers in the region at the time of the vote. And, if successful, the opposition often becomes incorporated into the ruling regime and helps it to remain strong. These are the conclusions of a study by Rostislav Turovsky and Olga Khlopovskikh