Igor Cașu

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Igor Caşu
Born (1973-10-08) October 8, 1973 (age 43)
Citizenship Moldova
Education PhD
Alma mater University of Iaşi
Occupation Historian
Employer Moldova State University
Known for deputy head of the Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Moldova
Title Professor of History

Igor Caşu (born October 8, 1973 in Borogani) is a historian from the Republic of Moldova.


Igor Caşu was born on October 8, 1973 in Borogani, district Comrat, now in Leova. He studied 3 years history at State University of Moldova and than transferred to University of Iaşi where he got a MA in History in 1995 and subsequently defended his PhD at the same university - University of Iaşi - in 2000. The subject of his Ph.D. was Soviet Nationalities Politicy in Moldavia, 1944-1989.

In 2000 fall semester he was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, teaching a course on Balkan History and Politics in the 20th Century.

He contributed in 2006 to the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania as expert on former Moldavian SSR.

Igor Caşu has been also deputy Chair of the Commission for the analysis of the totalitarian communist regime in the Republic of Moldova, designated by Presidential Decree signed by the Acting President of Moldova, Mihai Ghimpu.[1][2]

Since October 2010 he is (founding) Director of the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova in Chişinău. He contributed for Radio Free Europe (2010-2011), Romanian language section (http://www.europalibera.org/author/20709.html) as well as to Romanian daily Adevărul (2010-2014), Chişinău edition (http://adevarul.ro/blogs/igor.casu).


The following is a list of works that were published:


  1. ^ Moldovan authorities to condemn crimes of communism in 1917-1991
  2. ^ 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

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