Andrea Graziosi (1954) is professor of history at the Università di Napoli Federico II and a past President of the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History (2007-11) as well as of Italy’s National Authority for the Evaluation of Universities and Research (2014-2018). An associé of the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (Paris) and a fellow of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, he is the author of Histoire de l’URSS (Paris, 2011; Bologna, 2012; Moscow, 2016); Lettres de Kharkov. La famine en Ukraine, 1932-33 (Paris 1989 and 2013; Torino 1991; Kyiv 2007); The Great Soviet Peasant War, 1917-1933 (Cambridge, Ma, 1997; Napoli, 1998; Moscow, 2008); and Guerra e rivoluzione in Europa, 1905-1956 (Bologna, 2001; Kyiv and Moscow, 2005). He founded and edited with Oleg Khlevniuk the series Dokumenty sovetskoi istorii (Rosspen).