Centre for Southern Africa Studies

The main fields of the Centre 's Studies:

1. Political development in southern Africa: demoralization processes; shifts in the balance of political forces and the character of internal political struggle; the role of traditional power institutions and their integration into the modern political structure; foreign political links and the role played by RSA in the African Union.
2. Economic processes in South Africa and other countries of the region. Regional cooperation and economic integration in the framework of SADC.
3. Socio-political processes in the countries of the region: social transformation, role of ethnic factor, problems of alleviation of poverty and unemployment.
4. Russia's political and economic cooperation with the countries of Southern Africa

Head of the Centre – Andrei TOKAREV, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow, Associate professor.
• Problems of African lusophone countries.
• The USSR/Russia military-political cooperation with African countries

The Centre's Research Assistant - Marina POLENKOVA
Tel.: (495) 695-58-48
E-mail: csas@inafr.ru

The Centre's Research Fellows:

Alexandra A. ARKHANGELSKAYA, PhD
• Emerging powers African agenda
• BRICS, BRICS - Africa relations
• IBSA and South Africa
• South African foreign policy.

ЗЕЛЕНОВА Дарья Александровна, к.полит.н., н.с.
• Политическая и социальная история ЮАР
• Антропология города и городские сообщества
• Неформальные поселения в странах Глобального Юга

КРУЧИНСКИЙ В.В., м.н.с,

Vasily SIDOROV
• Economy and foreign economic relations of South Africa and of other Southern African countries.

СКУБКО Юрий Сергеевич, к.э.н., кандидат искусствоведения, с.н.с.
• Вопросы развития экономики, науки и культуры ЮАР

ХАМАТШИН Альберт Дамирович, м.н.с,
• Проблемы развития стран Южной и Восточной Африки (сельское хозяйство, энергетика и др.)
• Сотрудничество "Юг-Юг"
• Социально-экономическая и политическая динамика ЮАР и Зимбабве

Gennadiy SHUBIN, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• South Africa: historical problems and contemporary socio-political development