Dr Filip Slaveski received his PhD in History from the University of Melbourne in 2010 and taught Russian and Soviet History there for a number of years. Most recently, he taught Contemporary European History and Politics at La Trobe University. Much of his research is based on declassified Soviet archival sources relevant to his major interests of Soviet occupations in post-war Eastern Europe, particularly in Germany and the post-war reconstruction of the Soviet Union itself.
Professor Mark Edele and Dr Slaveski’s and new journal article, “Violence from Below: Explaining Crimes against Civilians across Soviet Space, 1943–1947″ can be found in Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 1020-1035.