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Mihail Pogrebinsky
Director of the Center

He was born in 1946 in Kiev and is a non-party politician. Mr. Pogrebinsky graduated from the department of physics of Kyiv State University. He is a political scientist and political technologist. The sphere of professional interests: analysis of the current political situation, formation of civil society institutions, Russian-Ukrainian relations, election campaigns. At different times he was a deputy, member of Kiev city executive committee, assistant to the deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He also worked at the Presidential Administration. Since 1989 he has been taking part in election campaigns as a manager and adviser. A member of the Council of Experts on Internal Policy under the President, adviser to the Prime Minister (1998-2000), adviser to the Head of Presidential Administration (2002). Since 1993 he has been director of Kiev Center of Political Studies and Conflictology.


Aleksey Tolpygo
Expert

He was born in 1947 in Kiev. In 1968 he graduated from the department of mechanics and mathematics of Moscow State University and obtained a degree in algebra. Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences (1974). Thesis "Some Problems of Non-Abelian Homological Algebra". From 1971 to 1994 he taught mathematics, first at Obninsk branch of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, then at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute: assistant, senior instructor, assistant professor. He wrote a few books and a number of articles on mathematics, and in recent years, on political studies. He also wrote a book on history of the Great French Revolution (not published).




Mihail Beletsky
Expert

He was born in Kiev in 1935. In 1951 he entered the department of mechanics and mathematics of Moscow State University; in 1956 when he was a 5th year student he was sent down on political grounds. In 1957-1962 he worked in Yerevan at the Scientific and Research Institute of Mathematical Machines and at the Computing Center of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia. In 1959 he graduated from Yerevan University (the department of physics and mathematics). In 1962-1965 he was a post graduate student at Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow). Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, specialization - mathematical logic and theory of algorithms (1968). Research officer at the Institute of Cybernetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1965-68), instructor at Kyiv State University (1968-1973). Having left the last post he developed automatic control systems in much more modest institutions. Since 1992 he has been a staff member of the CSPSC. The sphere of interests - ethnic and confessional problems.


Anton Finko
Expert

In 1995 he graduated from T.Shevchenko Kyiv University and got a degree in political studies. Co-author of the following monographs "Ethics and Politics", "Parliamentary Elections 98" and "European Political Parties: Strategy and Tactics in the Period between the Elections". In 2000-2001 he was a leading consultant at the National Institute for Problems of International Security. The sphere of interests: political ideologies, history of political thought, analysis of extremist ideological movements.




Alexander Koshik
Expert

He is a leading research officer of the Institute of Economics, National Academy of Sciences, vice-president of the Center of Economic Development, candidate of economic sciences. He is the author of over 30 scientific publications on financial credit regulation of economics, monetary policy, privatization, development of business. He took part in several programs sponsored by the UNO, USAID, "Renaissance" Foundation, etc.


Evgeniy Bolshov
Sociologist

He was born in 1981. In 1998 he left physics and mathematics gymnasium # 17 in Vinnitsa. In 2002 he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" (thesis "Methods of Increasing Accuracy of Electoral Forecasts"). Since September 2002 he has been doing master’s program in sociology at the National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy". The sphere of interests: electorate sociology, methods of sociological investigations.




Viktoria Kindras
Executive editor

She graduated from the department of philology of T.Shevchenko Kyiv State University and worked as an editor of an editorial office, Radio-telegraph agency of Ukraine. She has been a staff member of the KCPSC since the day it was founded - November 1993. She edits the monthly "Social and political situation in Ukraine"; the sphere of professional interests - ethnic relations in Ukraine.


Vera Zhydchenko
Sociologist

She graduated from the department of radio electronics of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. For 30 years she worked at the Scientific and Research Institute of Microelectronics. From 1995 till 1997 she worked at Kiev International Institute of Sociology, since 1997 she has been a staff member of the Center. She works on the project "Determining rating of the most influential Ukrainian politicians".




Elena Levchenko
Responsible editor

She graduated from the department of journalism of T.Shevchenko Kyiv State University. Her works were published in central and regional mass media. She worked as an editor at the editorial office "Fundamental values".


Vasiliy Hopta
Literary editor

He graduated from the department of philology of T.Shevchenko Kyiv State University. After graduation for many years he worked as an editor and deputy chief editor of the editorial office "Dnipro", editor of translations in the State information agency of Ukraine (DINAU). In recent years he has been actively cooperating with the editorial office "Fundamental values", he prepared for publication a number of books on theory and history of social democratic movement.




Natalia Hrebtova
Expert

She graduated from the department of philology of Kiev Pedagogical Institute. She taught Russian and foreign literature at one of Kiev’s first lyceums; for several years she worked as an editor of a newspaper. Since 1994 she has been a staff member of the KCPSC.


Alexey Popov
Expert

Born in 1959. Graduated from Kharkov Institute of Culture in 1980. Translated poems. Quick reader in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish and Czech. Having taken part in setting up Interfax-Ukraine news agency (in the beginning of the 1990s), was its editor from 1992-1994. Contributed to Kharkov mass media in 1994-2000. Has been published in such Ukraine and Russia’s printed and electronic media, as Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Gazeta SNG.Ru, ForUm, Ponedelnik since 2000. In 2002-2003, was also published under a pen-name of Alexander Ponomarenko in Ukrainska Pravda. Analyst of Nagolos TV program since October 2003. Ethnic problems and election systems are of main interest for analysis.




Cat Chizik
analyst

Cat Chizik was born in Kiev, 1995. Married. Wife - pussy-cat Nora, since 1999. Works as analytical cat. Free democrat. Sphere of interests - meat, milk, fish. Hobby: catching of mice. Works: "War in an underground" (post-modern book). Founder of Project of political reform. Political credo: "Always!" From statements: "Olexandre Moroz won’t be president, he doesn’t catch mice".













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