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Andreas Umland

Andreas Umland

Expert on Russian and Ukrainian history and politics
Andreas Umland
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Intro Expert on Russian and Ukrainian history and politics
A.K.A. Андреас Умланд, Умланд
Is Political scientist Historian Translator
From Germany
Type Social science Politics
Gender male
Birth 1967, Jena, Germany
Age 54 years
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Andreas Umland (born 1967 in Jena, East Germany) is a German political scientist, historian and Russian interpreter, specializing in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian history. He is a Member of the Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Upper Bavaria, a small, yet active research center. He lives in Kyiv, while teaching at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". His studies of Russian and Ukrainian politics focus on the post-Soviet extreme right. Since 2005, he has also been involved in the creation of a new Master's program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University.

Academic career

He studied Russian and history, as well as political science, and received a CertTransl diploma in Leipzig University, an AM at Stanford University, MPhil at University of Oxford, DipPolSci and a DrPhil at Free University of Berlin and a PhD at Cambridge.

He was also a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in 1997–1999, and Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, in 2001-02, a Bosch lecturer at Yekaterinburg’s Ural State University, in 1999–2001, and Kiev’s Mohyla Academy, in 2003–2005, a temporary lecturer in Russian and East European studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in January–December 2004, and a DAAD lecturer at Kyiv Shevchenko University, in 2005–2008. In 2008–2010 Umland served as an academic adviser in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.


He has been general editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" in Ibidem Edition since 2004, co-compiler of the biweekly "Russian Nationalism Bulletin" since 2007, and co-editor of the web journal "Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury" (eng.: Forum of contemporary East European history and culture) since 2008.


He is a member of the Russian "Valdai Discussion Club". and Wikistrat as a Senior Analyst.

Publications (selection)

Editor of:

  • The Nature of Russian "Neo-Eurasianism:" Approaches to Aleksandr Dugin's Post-Soviet Movement of Radical Anti-Americanism (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2009).
  • Theorizing Post-Soviet Russia's Extreme Right: Comparative Political, Historical and Sociological Approaches (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2008).

Co-editor of:

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution V: Institutional Observation Reports on the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IV: Foreign Assistance and Civic Action in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution III: The Context and Dynamics of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
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