Crash Course “Russian and Eurasian Legal Studies”


You can watch the recording of the Information Session on REALs here 

Crash Course “Russian and Eurasian Legal Studies / REALs”
is a 5-week English-taught intensive course aimed at introducing rules, regulations and processes that currently shape the legal systems in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

The key aspects to be explored during the course include:

  • Introduction to the Public Law and the Constitutional law of the Russian Federation;
  • Introduction to the Russian Criminal Law and Human Rights Law;
  • EAEU Integration Law;
  • Introduction to the Russian Private Law.

Within 5 weeks of studies, the participants are expected to attend lectures, participate in seminars and carry out independent research activities and practical assignments.

REALs is a certificate course – there is a final exam at the end of studies. Upon successful completion, the students receive 12 ECTS points

REALs has been developed by IKBFU in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans-Detlef Horn (University of Marburg, Germany). The course has gained recognition not only in Russia but also in Germany where, first the University of Marburg, then, the Hessen Ministry of Justice accredited it.

In 2021 the Crash Course “Russian and Eurasian Legal Studies” will be held online.

The course is scheduled to take place between April 26 and May 21, 2021.

Registration is required to participate in the Crash Course. Please fill in the application form by following the link.

Participation is free of charge.

Application deadline is April 9, 2021


 To learn more about the course, please join an online Information Session on REALs which is scheduled from March 03, 2021, starting at 12:00 (Kaliningrad time; UTC+02:00) on Zoom. To register and receive a link to the meeting, please fill in a short application form.



Application for the Information Session is open until March 01, 2021.

For more information, please contact the course coordinator, Prof. Dr. Vadim Voynikov via email: