The Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in co-operation with the Russian-Tanzanian Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam, will hold an international conference titled “Leadership and Power in Africa in the Past and the Present: Studies in Russia, Tanzania and Beyond” on March 1-4, 2022.

We are glad to invite you to participate in the Conference. In case you are willing to take part in this event, please submit a paper abstract (within 300 words in English) alongside personal particulars (names, affiliation, e-mail address) by December 1, 2021, to Prof. Dmitri M. Bondarenko at [email protected].

The Conference is planned as a face-to-face event in Dar es Salaam, but giving a paper online may be possible if the Organizing Committee is informed about it in advance at the addresses [email protected] and [email protected] No registration fee is presupposed. To our pity, the Organizing Committee cannot assist financially or technically in purchasing air tickets or booking a hotel. The Organizing Committee can assist technically in organizing individual post-Conference culture programs – trips to one of the national parks or to Zanzibar island. Please, approach the Organizing Committee at [email protected] in advance in case you would like to get its assistance in making a post-Conference trip.

We cannot provide an official Letter of Invitation valid for applying for a Tanzanian visa, but citizens of most countries do not need it or can easily purchase a visa without a Letter of Invitation either online (e-visa) or at the Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport on arrival (please, visit,,,, to check your eligibility for these options).