Alexander Statiev

Alexander-StatievDr. Alexander Statiev


Associate professor, University of Waterloo


Alexander Statiev teaches Russian and East European history. He has published a book on Soviet counterinsurgency, and also articles on pro- and anti-Soviet resistance during World War II, blocking and penal units in the Red Army, Soviet deportations, Russian war memory and the Romanian armed forces. He is currently working on a book on the battle in the high Caucasus in 1942. His next book project targets Soviet adventure tourism.

Select Publications

“Soviet Partisan Violence Against Soviet Civilians: Targeting their own”, Europe-Asia Studies 66/9 (2014), 1525-52.

“‘La Garde meurt mais ne se rend pas!’: Once Again on the 28 Panfilov Heroes”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, (October 2012), 13 (4), 769-798.

“Blocking Units in the Red Army”, The Journal of Military History, 76(2), April 2012, 475-495.

The Soviet Counterinsurgency in the Western Borderlands. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 368 pp.

“Soviet Ethnic Deportations: Intent versus Outcome”, Journal of Genocide Research, 11(2-3), June 2009, 243-264.


Standard SSHRC Research Grant, 2011 ($45,000)

Graduate Supervision

The Soviet Union and imperial Russia, forced migrations, military history