Centre of Russian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi)
The Centre of Russian studies (CRS) is one of the most important Centres for the study of Russian language, literature and culture in India.
The Centre was established as the 'Institute of Russian Studies' on 14th November 1965 by Mr. M.C. Chagla, the then Minister of Education of India and Prof V.P. Yelutin the then Minister of Higher and secondary Education of the USSR at I.I.T., New Delhi. Since 1969 it acquired its present name 'Centre of Russian Studies' as a branch of the newly formed Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Centre of Russian Studies is the oldest Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Since its establishment it continues to be the leading Centre for learning Russian Language, Literature & Culture in India.