Florian Hassel (b. 1964) is a German journalist and author. For many years, he was Russia correspondent for several newspapers, including the Frankfurt Rundschau. Currently, he is the Balkan correspondent for the Süddeutschen Zeitung. His book, Der Krieg im Schatten: Russia and Chechyna (The War in the Shadows: Russia and Chechnya) was published by the Suhrkamp Publishing House in 2003.