German Historical Institute Moscow (DHIM)
Max Weber Foundation
The German Historical Institute Moscow was founded by the Max Weber Foundation in 2005. Until 2009 funding was provided by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach-Stiftung and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius. After access was granted to the long-restricted Russian archives following the fall of the iron curtain, the institute became a contact point and advice centre for German historians, and at the same time a bridge between historians in both countries. On 15 September 2015, it celebrated its tenth birthday in the State Historical Museum in Moscow, in the company of high-ranking guests from the world of politics and academia.
The focus of activity of the Moscow Institute are the study of the Common History of Germany and Russia as well as the intensifying of cooperation between Russian and German academics, the coordination and carrying out of common research and editing projects. The institute was founded at the proposal of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation and the Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius ZEIT Foundation, and until 2008 solely financed by the private sector. Following a positive recommendation by the Academic Council it was incorporated into the institutional sponsorship of the Max Weber Foundation on 1 January 2009. With its reference library, services and numerous events the institute forms a fulcrum for Russian research on Germany and German research on Russia.