Master of Arts, Kiev (Ukraine) University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Kiev (Ukraine) University, 1967.
Editor, Slavia Orientalis Slavic Committee, Warsaw, Poland, 1969-1974; research fellow, Polish Academy Sciences, Warsaw, 1968-1981; assistant professor, Wroc|aw (Poland) U., 1977; teacher, associate professor, chairman comparative studies department, Warsaw U., 1981-1990; professor, chairman Ukrainian department, Warsaw U., since 1990.
Member Ukrainian Association Poland (president since 1990), International Ukrainian Association (vice president since 1993), Free Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (member Slavic committee since 1980).
Married Irena Roma Drotiak, January 18, 1967. 1 child, Anna.