(b.1983) Bækken holds a Ph.D in Russian Area-studies from the University of Oslo 2014, and has been a senior fellow at IFS since 2015. His is researching resurgent militarism and military-patriotic education in Russia, and in particular on the militaristic youth movement "Yunarmiya". Bækken has also published on quasi-legal practices and the relation between law, power, and opposition in the same country. He also teaches Russian politics, culture, society and history at the University of Oslo.
- Russian politics
- informal politics
- state ideology and militarism
- war commemoration