Born in Varnsdorf (Czech Republic). He studied Czechoslovakian contemporary History at the Faculty of Arts and Russian linguistics at the Faculty of Education at the CharlesUniversity in Prague. In 2011 he presented the paper called “Tank no. 23 and the collective memory” at the Trialog conference organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in St. Petersburg. In 2011 he was on a study visit in Moscow, in 2011-2012 he studied at the University of Essex.