Jan Claas Behrends
is Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) in Potsdam and a Professor of History at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt on Oder. He coordinates the international network “legacies of communism” at ZZF. His research interests include the modern history of Russia, Poland and Ukraine, Stalinism and modern dictatorships, war and violence as well as the post-Soviet era. He has widely published on these subjects in several languages.