Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine
He graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Kiev State University in 1965.
He became Doctor of historical sciences in 1986. Since 1990 he had been the head of the department of Ukrainian historiography at the Ukraine Institute of History of the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences. He was a laureate of the Prize named after N. Kostomarov of Ukraine National Academy of Sciences in 1993. He repeatedly participated in scientific conferences dedicated to N.I. Kostomarov in Voronezh and Ostrogozhsk.