Leading Research Scientist of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, Doctor of Political Sciences, Senior Research Scientist.
He was born on August 10, 1959 in Kyiv. In 1977-1979 he served in the Soviet Army. In 1986 he graduated with honors from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, majoring in “History and Social Sciences”. During 1988-1991 he studied at the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In 1994 he defended his dissertation on the specialty 07.00.01 – History of Ukraine and received the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences. In 2008 at Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine he defended his doctoral dissertation on “Socio-political attitudes of the population of Ukraine during the Second World War” on the specialty 23.00.02 – political institutions and processes. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Political Sciences.
During 1991–1997 he worked at the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as a researcher, senior researcher.
He worked at Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 1997 as a senior research scientist, and since 2012 he has been working as a leading research scientist.
He has repeatedly completed internships abroad: at the Sefer University Teaching Center (Moscow, 1998, 2000); at the Central European Summer University in Jewish History (Budapest, 1998); at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003); on the project of professional exchange “USA Prospects for the Study of the Holocaust and the Holodomor” (2006); as part of a fellowship study at the Holocaust and Genocide Research Center at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2006); under the Peter Jacyk Program in Toronto (2006); at the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC, USA, 2008); at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (2012, 2015–2016); at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (2013). He was a fellow at Carnegie George University in Washington.
Director of the Babyn Yar Territorial and Landscape Research Institute, Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Member of the Academic Council of the Ukrainian-Jewish Initiative Humanitarian Project (Canada-USA-Ukraine), The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Canada-USA, Member of the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians (DUHK), member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “WROCŁAWSKIE STUDIA NAD POSTTOTALITARYZMAMI” (Wroclaw, Poland).
He was awarded a diploma of the Presidium of the NAS of Ukraine to the 100th anniversary of the NASU.
He taught at the Kyiv Air Force Institute (1993–1996), at the International Solomon University (1997–2005), and at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University (2005-2016).
Research interests: history of Ukraine during the Second World War, public opinion during Stalinism, national policy and history of Ukrainian Jewry, genocides of totalitarian regimes, Holocaust, historical memory and history policy, etc.