Center for Ethnopolitical and Regional Studies (CEPRS)

Foreign Affairs Association (Eduard Shevardnadze) and Independent Gazette established Center for Ethnopolitical and Regional Studies in 1991. Since 1993 it’s non-profit independent research organization.

CEPRS post its mission as: research of the problems of human rights protection in Russia (especially refugees, internally displaced persons, forced migrants and asylum-seekers) and national minorities; NGO and authorities consulting on these problems; search for cooperative solutions of these problems.

General Director of CEPRS, Mr.Emil Pain (Payin), the former Adviser of President of Russia.

Director of CEPRS, Mr.Vladimir Mukomel, the former Adviser of Security Council of the Russian Federation, Head Analyst of Analitical Department (Analitical Center) by President of Russia.

Main research projects of CEPRS

Immigration to Russia: the social dimension. 2007 -

Legislation and national minorities’ rights regulation in RF subjects. 2003-2006

National minorities in Russian Federation. The monitoring of legislation and the practice of national minorities regulation in the regions of Russia. 2001-2003

National minorities in Russian Federation. The federal and regional legislation. 1998-2000

New diasporas in East Europe. State policy `with respect to the compatriots and legal regulation

aspects of national minorities standing in Hungary, Ukraine, and Russia. 1997- 1999

The forced migrants on the North Caucasus. The legislaion and the practice of forced migrations regulation in the regions of Russian Federation. 1996-1999

The forced migrants in the Central Russia. The legislaion and the practice of forced migrations regulation in the regions of Russian Federation.1998-1999

Refugees and Forced Migrants in the CIS Countries. 1994-1997

The Conferences and Seminars of CEPRS

International conference "National Minorities in the Russian Federation", Moscow, 2003, June, with the assistance of M.I.Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature. photos

International seminar “State policy `and legal regulation aspects of national minorities standing in Hungary, Ukraine, and Russia”, Kiev, 1999, In co-operation with Ukraine-Russian Culture Foundation.

International seminar “New diasporas in East Europe. State policy with respect to the compatriots in Hungary, Ukraine, and Russia”, Budapest, 1998, In co-operation with Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute.

International seminar “South of Russia: problems of security”, London, 1998, . In co-operation with East-West Institute.

International conference “Forced migrants in the CIS states. The search for the coordinated decisions within the CIS”, Moscow, 1997, . In co-operation with Administration of President of Russia and Russian Peace Committee.

Round table “Caucasus – from confrontation to concord”, Moscow, 1997, In co-operation with Russian Peace Committee.

International seminar “Political stability in the republics of North Caucasus and national minorities rights”, Nalchik, 1997, In co-operation with RAND Corp. and University of Kabardino-Balkariya.

International seminar “ Migrations in the post-Soviet world: political stability and international collaboration” Minsk, 1997, . In co-operation with RAND Corp. and Executive Council of CIS.

International conference “ Refugees and Forced Migrants in the CIS Countries”, Moscow, 1995, In co-operation with Administration of President of Russia.

The main books of CEPRS:

E.Pain. Slush. Polemic reflections about predefiniteness of a special way of Russia. Moscow, “ROSPEN”, 2008, Russian

A.Korobkov, Vladimir Mukomel. U.S. Migration Experience: Lessons for Russia. Moscow, MBHR, “Academia”, 2008, Russian

Methods and methodology for the study of the migratory processes. Edited by Zanna Zayonchkovskaya, Irina Molodikova and Vladimir Mukomel. – Moscow, Center for migration studies, 2007, Russian.

Are Migrants Necessary for the Russian Society? Edited by V.I. Mukomel and E.A.Pain. - Moscow, The “Liberal mission” foundation, 2006, Russian.

Vladimir Mukomel. Migration policy of Russia: the postSoviet contexts. Institute of Sociology RAS. Moscow, 2005, Russian.

Tolerance against xenofobias. Edited by Vladimir Mukomel and Emil Payin, Moscow, Academia, 2005, Russian

Emil Pain. Russia between the nation and empire, Moscow, 2004, Russian.

National minorities. Edited by Vladimir Mukomel, Moscow, “Dipol-T”, 2003, Russian.

“Forced migrants in the Central Russia. The legal bases and the regulation practice of forced migrations in the regions of Russian Federation”. Edited by V.Mukomel and E.Pain, Moscow, “Infograf Press”, 1999, Russian.

“Forced migrants in the North Caucasus region. The legal bases and the regulation practice of forced migrations in the regions of Russian Federation”. Edited by V.Mukomel and E.Pain. Moscow, “Infograf Press”, 1997, Russian.

Evolution of relation between federal center and regions of Russia. Ed. by J.R.Azrael, N.V.Zubarevitch and E.A.Payin, Complex-Progress, 1997

Migrations in the post-Soviet world: political stability and international collaboration. Edited by J.Azrael, V.Mukomel, E.Pain, Moscow,“Complex-Progress”, 1997, Russian.

Forced migrants in the CIS states. The search for the coordinated decisions within the CIS. Edited by V.Mukomel and E.Payin. Moscow, “Infograf Press”, 1997, Russian.

Refugees and Forced Resettlers in the CIS Countries. Ed. by V.Mukomel and A.Pain. Moscow, “Complex-Progress”, 1996, English, Russian

U.S. and Russian Policymaking With Respect to the Use of Force. Ed. by Jeremy R.Azrael and Emil A.Payin - Santa Monica, RAND Corp., 1996, English.

Stability, Cooperation, and Conflicts in the Former Soviet Union: Implications for Migration. Ed. by Jeremy R.Azrael and Emil A.Payin - Santa Monica, RAND Corp., 1996, English.