Thomas Kunze is the head of the Moscow Office and the Country Representative for Russia of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. This is his second tour: previously he ran the Moscow office in 2005−2008. Twice, in 2002−2004 and 2010−2019, he headed the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Central Asia in Tashkent. Thomas Kunze is a doctor of philosophy, historian and publicist, author of numerous biographies and books on German and Eastern European history, on Soviet and post-Soviet history. He studied history, Germanism and pedagogy at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and Karl Marx University in Leipzig. Thomas Kunze is born in 1963 in Leipzig.