Dmitri Tsiskarashvili
Assistant Professor, Russian

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dmitri Tsiskarashvili, Razraborka programm po russkomu jazyku dlia russko-govoriashchih studentov,, The XIII International Congress of the MAPRYAL , The University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 14-20 September 2015, edited by Verbitskaya L.A., Rogova A.K. , Volume 10, MAPRYAL, St. Petersburg, 2015, pp1090 - 1093 Conference Paper, 2015

Dmitri Tsiskarashvili, The new Russian fast-track citizenship law in light of recent events in Ukraine, 14th Annual Aleksanteri Conference" RESTRUCTURING STATE AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA", University of Helsinki, 22-24 October 2014, 2014 Published Abstract, 2014

Tova Hojdestrand(ed.), ICCEES VIII World Congress "Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation", Stockholm, 26-31 July 2010, The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia , 2010 Proceedings of a Conference, 2010

Dmitri Tsiskarashvili, Itaalia keele opik , Third edition, Tallinn, Estonia, Valgus , 2008, 420 pp Book, 2008

S. Vasil'eva, I. Ljubenova, A. Mavrova, S.Pejcheva " Programma kursa po delovoj kommunikatsii (prodvinutyj uroven')" (ed.), XI International Congress of the MAPRYAL ( The international Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Mir Russkogo Slova i Russkoe Slovo v Mire, Varna, Bulgaria, 6 (1), 17-22 September 2007, Heron Press Ltd. Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007, 481-485 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2007

Azimov E.G " Struktura i kriterii otsenki gosudarstvennogo vypusknogo ekzamena po russkomu jazyku v irlandskoj shkole"(ed.), International Forum for Specialists in Russian Language Studies from Northern Europe, Mezhdunarodnyj Forum Rusistov Severnoj Evropy, Helsinki, 13-14 October 2006, IKAR Press, Moscow, 2006, 147-153 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2006

Dmitri Tsiskarashvili, Recent Migration to the Baltic States:Stalin's Legacy in Estonia and Latvia, Irish Slavonic Studies, Stalin. His Times and Ours, University College Cork, May 2003, edited by Geoffrey Roberts , Published by the Irish Association for Russian and East European Studies, 2005, pp203 - 215 Conference Paper, 2005

Thomas Bremer, Inken Dose(ed.), ICCEES ( International Council for Central and East European Studies) VII World Congress , Europe-Our Common Home?, Berlin, 25-30 July, 2005, Weltkongress 2005 e.V, 2005, 435-436 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2005

Dmitri Tsiskarashvili, Russian-speaking Minorities in the Baltic States and the Implementation of the State Integration Programmes in Estonia and Latvia, National Committee for Modern Language Studies, 30th Annual Research Symposium, "Intercultural Spaces: Language,Culture, Identity, Dublin City University, 7-8 November 2003, Royal Irish Academy, 2003 Published Abstract, 2003

Research Expertise


To date I have concentrated my academic research on two distinct areas: 1.CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN Based on my PhD research and language teaching experience, I have acquired expertise in areas of the curriculum which involve interdisciplinary components and language, and in particular the study of Russian for business purposes. I designed an undergraduate course in "BUSINESS RUSSIAN COMMUNICATION"(Intermediate and Advanced Level) at Trinity College Dublin which I have delivered since its inception in 1992. In addition I have created a complete package of course materials for the intensive format programme in Business Russian, which aims to prepare Irish/EU graduates for careers in business in Russia. 2.ANALYSIS of CURRENT RUSSIA-EUROPEAN UNION RELATIONS. THE STUDY of SOCIO-ECONOMIC and POLITICAL TRENDS in the BALTIC STATES and THEIR RELATIONS with RUSSIA. This research interest developed from lecturing and supervising MA dissertations and essays for the course "Eastern Europe. Problems and Future Relations with the EU. Prospect for EU Enlargement to the East" as part of the Master of Arts Programme in European Union Studies at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Department of Modern History). Based on my current research, I am delivering a post-graduate module (EU7008) for the MPhil in European Studies: "EU-RUSSIA RELATIONS". The module includes analysis of the complexity of relations between the EU and Russia and provides up-to-date information about recent developments in Russia's foreign policy as well as coverage of Russia-EU trade relations and economic cooperation. The module focuses not only on EU-Russia relations but also gives students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the former Soviet Union countries which play a pivotal role in the implementation of Eastern Partnership programmes and the EU search for alternative energy suppliers to bypass Russia. My research concentrates on three fundamental elements: migration processes, border regions developments, and cross border cooperation.


Migration and Employment



President of the Irish Association for Russian and East European Studies (IAREES) 2002 – 2005

Member of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 2015 – present

Associate member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) 2003 – present

Member of the Teaching Council (Further Education Section) 2014 – present