Jeremy Smith is Professor of Russian History and Politics. His previous work has focussed on the situation of non-Russian nationalities in the Soviet Union from the Russian Revolution through to the collapse of the USSR. This work culminated in the monograph Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His current research focus is on the end of the Soviet Union and its aftermath, recent and contemporary issues of relations between the post-Soviet states, the organisation of post-Soviet space, borders, and trajectories of post-Soviet national development. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Congress for Central and East European Studies.