Historian, journalist, media manager Yaroslav Shimov (b. 1973) grew up in Belarus and has lived in the Czech Republic since 1999. The following books by Yaroslav are devoted to the history and modernity of Central and Eastern Europe: a collection of articles “Crossroads. Central Europe at the turn of the millennium “and the monograph” Austro-Hungarian Empire “. Author of dozens of scientific articles and essays on the past and present of the Central European region, the Habsburg dynasty, modern politics, author of the biography of Charles I of Anjou “Sword of Christ”. Candidate of Historical Sciences, member of the author’s team of the two-volume edition “The Czech Republic and Slovakia in the XX century.