About us

About us

We are the LACRUS project. The project of new communications between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Russia (RUS). The crossroads of cultures and history of our continents give us love of LACRUS project to share with you!

We are the group of young researchers of Latin America from St. Petersburg, educated in the best tradition of St. Petersburg school of Latin American studies led by Lazar S. Jeifets and Victor L. Jeifets – some of the most prominent experts in the field of Latin American studies.

We seek for unite the searching minds on the basis of new ideas and new meanings in the context of world changes.

We offer a brand-new model for communication between all thinking and active people who are interested in Latin American issues.

Our mission

To facilitate the interaction between Russia and Latin America through new communications, broadening the scope of knowledge and combining ideas to create an innovative approach to the positive cooperation of our countries.

Our objective

Consolidation of all the diversity of projects and initiatives devoted to Latin America existing in our country on the same platform under three main pillars: academic, cultural and business.

Our tasks

  • To draw attention to the current problems of modern international relations;
  • To encourage the interest in Latin American studies;
  • To improve the quality of research in the field of international relations;
  • To involve talented youth into governance and research activities;
  • To promote the establishment of a broad international dialogue through modern communicative tools;
  • To design and implement various projects and initiatives aimed at achieving the objective;
  • To establish contacts with institutions with similar objectives;
  • To maintain relationship with national and international research centres dealing with Latin American issues;
  • To contribute to the dynamic multi-level and multi-format cooperation aimed at improving humanitarian and socio-economic development of the Russian Federation;
  • To promote tourism in order to increase the attractiveness of Russia in Latin America;
  • To support business interested in relations between the continents by involving specialists.

Our team

LACRUS project leader

Oxana Katysheva


Liliia Khadorich



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