Andriy Posunko started his studies of Eastern European history at Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine. He received a B.A. and continued his post-graduate research at Central European University (Budapest) under the supervision of Professor Alfred J. Rieber. Recently Andriy has also completed research trips to Moscow and St. Petersburg, where he was collecting archival sources as a fellow of the German Historical Institute. Andriy's research interests include the military history of the Russian, Ottoman and Habsburg Empires in the comparative perspective, as well as contemporary (ab)uses of history in commemorative practices.