Waleri Iwanowitsch Galzow

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Valery Ivanovich Galtsov

Valery Ivanovich Galtsov(Russian Валерий Иванович Гальцов, scientific transliteration Valeriy Ivanovič Gal’cov; born 23 February 1947 in Lubny, Soviet Union) is a Russian historian and university lecturer in Kaliningrad.


In 1971 Galtsov graduated from the Moscow State College of Historical Archives (now the Russian State Humanities University). He received his doctorate from this university in 1976 under Sigurt Ottowitsch Schmidt.[1]

Since 1976 Galtsov worked as a senior lecturer at Kaliningrad State University (now the Baltic Federal University Immanuel Kant) at the Department of History of the USSR, Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary History. Since 1984 he has been a private lecturer. From 1984 to 1991 he was the Vice-Rector for Distance and Evening Studies. Since 1994 he has been the Dean of the Faculty of History of the University and the holder of the Chair of Special History Subjects and Regional History. With his wife, he came to Germany for the first time in June 2010, for the 180th Foundation Festival of the Corps Masovia in Potsdam.

Honorary posts

  • Member of the Higher Scientific Council for Social Sciences at the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation
  • Member of the joint commission of historians of Russia and Lithuania
  • Member of the editorial board of the war history journal Novy Chasovoi (St. Petersburg)
  • Member of the editorial board of Westnik of the I.-K. University in the Department of Humanities
  • Responsible editor of the anthology of scientific publications on the topic “Problems of source science and historiography” (issue no. 1-4, Kaliningrad)
  • Chairman of the Kaliningrad Branch of the Russian Society of Historical Archivists


Galzow at Masovia (2010)

  • Meritorious employee in the higher education system of the Russian Federation (2000)
  • Commemorative plaque 750 years of Kaliningrad (2005)
  • Commemorative medal 60 years of Kaliningrad (2006)
  • Medal of Merit of the Kaliningrad Oblast (2009)


  • End of the Second World War in East Prussia: Facts and historical perception. Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis. Klaipėda: Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla 2009, pp. 71-86 (co-author)
  • Basic features of the history of the Kaliningrad region. Annaberger Annalen – Yearbook on Lithuania and German-Lithuanian Relations, No. 7 (1999), pp. 29-38
  • Kjonigsbergskij nestor. Kaliningrad 2002. Istorija Kaliningradskoj oblasti v dokumentalnych publikacijach [History of Kaliningrad Oblast in Documentary Publications]. V: Kaliningradskoj oblasti 60: etapy istorii i problemy razvitija [The Kaliningrad oblast 60 years old: stages of history and problems of development]: Sbornik statej. Kaliningrad: Yantarnaya letopis 2006
  • Kjonigsbergskij period v istorii Radzivilovskoj letopisi [The Königsberg period in the Radzilovskaya Chronicle]. V: drevnejšie gosudarstva Vostočnoj Evropy [The oldest states of Eastern Europe]. 2005
  • Obwod kaliningradzki w latach 1945-1991. Spoleczenstwo, gospodarka, kultura // Komunikaty Mazursko-Warminskie: Kwartalnik nr. 2 (212). Olsztyn, 1996
  • Očerki istorii Vostočnoj Prussii [Outline of East Prussian History]. Kaliningrad, 2002 (co-author)
  • Opis archiva posolskogo prikaza 1673 goda [Inventory record of the archives of the embassy authority of 1673]. Moscow 1990. part 1-2
  • Rjurikoviči i rossijskaja gosudarstvennost [Rjurikovičs and Russian statehood]. Moskva. Indrik, 2008, pp. 84-102
  • The problems of people’s identification in the Kaliningrad region. Anthropological Journal on European Cultures. Vol. 5, N 2. – Frankfurt a. M. S. 83–96
  • Universitet v Kjonigsberge. Chronika sobytij i ljudi [University in Königsberg. Chronicle of events and people]. Kaliningrad, RGU im. Kanta 2008


  • Anatoliĭ Aleksandrovich Chernobaev: Istoriki Rossii: kto est’ kto v izuchenii otechestvennoĭ istorii: biobibliograficheskiĭ slovar [Russian historians. Who’s Who in the study of national history: Bibliography and Dictionary. Who’s Who in Russia 2000-2006]. Saratov 1998
  • Sigurt Ottovič Šmidt: Teacher of the pupils. On the 60th anniversary of V. I. Galtsov and S. B. Filimonov. Domestic archives (Kaliningrad University) 2 (2007)

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Individual references

  1. Dissertation: 17th century government embassy archives: Research Experience with the Holdings Records of the Embassy Archives