was born in Hawangen in 1948. A German historian focusing on Eastern Europe, he researches the 20th century Russia, Stalinism and the theory of history. He studied history, philosophy, sociology and Slavistics at Freie Universität Berlin, as well as universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Since the early 1980s, he has been working as an independent researcher, expert on history and sociology of culture in Eastern Europe. Prof. Schlögel was Professor of Eastern European History at Universität Konstanz since 1990, Professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) since 1994 and Professor Emeritus at that University since 2013. His essays are published in Germany's top publications. He has authored a number of books, including Terror und Traum. Moskau 1937 (2008),
Entscheidung in Kiew: Ukrainische Lektionen (2015). In 2014, he rejected the Medal of Pushkin, the Russian state decoration for writers, artists, representatives of humanities and education, because of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.