Dr. Stephan Rindlisbacher

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Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies (VCPU)

Academic Staff Member
Postdoctoral Researcher

Stephan Rindlisbacher is a historian specialising in Eastern European history. In his current projects, he focuses on national policies of the early Soviet state and their implementation in regional administration. However, he is also interested in the history of terrorism, political commemoratory culture as well as in the history of Russian and Soviet paper money. Prior to this, he worked as teaching assistant at the Historical Department of the University of Bern. He wrote his PhD on the pre-revolutionary Russian radical movement and the question of political violence focusing on the biographies of two women: Vera Zasulich and Vera Figner. He studied modern history, Slavic as well as Islamic studies. He was educated across the European continent at the Universities of Bern, Zagreb and the State University of St. Petersburg.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Encountering the West, Facilitating Change. Academic Exchange during the Cold War Era and Its Impact on the Transformation in Poland to the Present (more)
  • Borders in Red. Managing Diversity in the Early Soviet Union
    Duration: 01.2017–12.2024 (more)

Concluded Projects

  • “Our Work with the Masses Is Not Worth a Kopeck...” A Document Collection on German and Polish Rural Soviets in Ukraine during the NEP, 1923–1929
    Duration: 11.2018–01.2021 (more)



  • Große Scharrnstraße 23a
  • 15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
  • GS 306

+49 335 5534 2637 rindlisbacher@europa-uni.de