RUB Research School


Name Geisler, Saskia
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution History
Chair/Working group at home institution Osteuropäische Geschichte

International activity

Country Finland
Location Helsinki
University /
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report I spent two weeks both in Finland and in Russia. In Finland I could introduce my work at the annual Aleksanteri-Conference organized by Aleksanteri-Institute, University of Helsinki. Additionally I could collect further interviews to deepen my understanding of experiences made by Finnish Construction Workers in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. During this trip I could also visit one of the towns built by Finns in Russia, just across the border and collected more interviews here, this time getting an insight into the then-Soviet view of the Finnish workers.Thus I was able to combine scientific networking with field research and am very happy and grateful that International Realization Budget enabled me to do so.