Anatol Petrencu (born May 22, 1954, Căuşeni) is a politician and historian from the Republic of Moldova. He is a former president of the Association of Historians of Moldova.
Anatol Petrencu was born on May 22, 1954 in Căuşeni. He carried out his compulsory military service in the Soviet army (1972–1974). He graduated from Moldova State University in 1980 and between 1982 and 1985 he studied at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has been working for Moldova State University since 1985. Between 1998 and 2006 Petrencu was the president of Association of Historians of Moldova. Anatol Petrencu is a member of the Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Moldova.
Afte 2007, he was the president of European Action Movement (Romanian: Mişcarea Acţiunea Europeană).
- Profesorul şi istoricul Anatol Petrencu 50 de ani (Le professeur et historien Anatol Petrencu a 50 ans). In: Cugetul, 2004, 2, p. 75-76.
- ^ 165/14.01.2010 Decret privind constituirea Comisiei pentru studierea si aprecierea regimului comunist totalitar din Republica Moldova, Monitorul Oficial 5-7/3, 19.01.2010