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Anatoliy Rachok

Director general

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Born in 1955 in Rivne oblast.

Education: National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Faculty of Romanic and Germanic Philology (1979).


1981–1989 — Main Department for Protection of Secrets in the Press of Ukrainian SSR;
1989–1990 — Deputy Director, Kyiv branch of the Moscow headquarters of the International Association of the Detective and Political Novel;
1990–1994 — Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Inform VT Service";
1994–1999 — Deputy Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Representative Office in Ukraine;
Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Director General.

Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-98

Inna Vashchenko

Office manager

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Народилася у 1984 році в Черкасах.

Освіта: Черкаський національний університет імені Б. Хмельницького (2006р.), спеціальність «Англійська та німецька мова та література».

Робота: 2006-2013 рр. — викладач іноземної мови Черкаського медичного коледжу. Автор декількох статей та учасник регіональних інтернет-конференцій.

з березня 2014 р. — офіс-менеджер Центру Разумкова.

Phone: (044) 201-11-98

Andriy Bychenko

Director, Sociological service

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Born in 1973 in Kyiv.

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Electroacoustics (1995).


1995–1999 — worked for the Marketing Research Agency; Media-bureau of the "Consulting Ukraine" Joint-stock Company (Leading Specialist), the "Prime" Advertising and Marketing Company (Director of the Consulting Centre), the Production and Commercial Firm "Industrial Distribution Systems" (analyst).
Took part in joint projects involving the Institute of Youth Problems and the "Social Monitoring" Centre. Conducted surveys for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, USAID, TACIS, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Motorola, etc.
Since January 2000 — Director, Razumkov Centre Sociological Service.

Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-94
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Alla Chernova

Head of editorial and publishing department

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Born in 1975 in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan.


Kyiv State University of Theatrical Arts, Faculty of Culture Science (1998);
Kyiv National University of Internal Affairs, Faculty of Law (2006).

1992–1993 worked for the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) Commission for Youth Affairs;
1994–1999 — in the Administration of the President of Ukraine;
2000–2006 — Razumkov Centre office manager. Member of the editorial team of the National Security & Defence magazine and SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security;
2006–2007 — Legal Assistant to the President of the Ukrainian Aviation Transport Company, a state enterprise of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine;
since March, 2007 — editor, National Security & Defence magazine.

phone: (044) 206-85-04

Danylo Dobrovolskyi

Sociology field coordinator

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Born in 1971 in Dniprodzerzhynsk (Dnipropetrovsk region).

Education: Drahomanov National Pedagogical University, Institute of Sociology, psychology and management. Bachelor of Sociology (with honours, 2008), Master of Sociology (with honours, 2009).


In 1995–2001 Danylo worked at the Agency of Marketing Research, Social Monitoring centre, Bureau of marketing technologies, Ukrainian Institute of Social Research of Youth and Family, Computer Surveys of Ukraine, Ltd., as the interviewer, validator, coordinator of regional surveys;
Since January 2000 — Razumkov Centre’s Sociological Service associate.

Telephone: 201-11-96

Andriy Khopta

Public Relations Officer

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Born in 1952 in Sverdlovsk.


Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Instrument Engineering (1975);
State Courses of Foreign Languages, English Language Department (1976).

1975–1980 — worked for the Central Design Bureau of the "Arsenal" plant, Kyiv;
1980–1990 — worked for the V. Hlushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic;
1990–1995 — Director, Scientific Research Centre;
1996–1999 — Deputy Head, Razumkov Centre Information Analysis Service;
Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Leading Expert.

Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-98

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Kateryna Markevych

Expert, Political and legal programmes


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Born in 1989 in Dnepropetrovsk.


Dnepropetrovsk National University named after Oles Honchar (specialty: International Economic Relations, Bachelor`s Degree, 2010);
T. Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Institute of International Relations (specialty: International Economic Relations, Master`s Degree, 2012);
External PhD student of the National Institute for Strategic Studies. Subject of dissertation is “FDI influence on the economic security of Ukraine”.

2009 – Land Commission and Commission on Environment of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council;
2009 – International Business Department of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Public Administration;
2011 – Secretariat of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada;
2012 – Department for Facilitation of Investment Activity and Regional Development of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

2012 – Consulting Company “H-aRt”; Public JSC “Ukrnaftokhimproekt” (engineering company);
October 2012 - March 2014 – Junior Expert of Economic Programmes of the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies named after O. Razumkov;
Since March 2014 – Expert of Economic Programmes of the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies named after O. Razumkov.
Field of Research: international investing activity, foreign economic policy, economic security, FDI in MSE.
Author of scientific articles and a participant of more than thirty scientific conferences devoted to investment activities of the Ukrainian economy, foreign investment activity in the countries BRICS group.

Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-98


Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy programmes

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Born in 1967 in Kyiv.

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992).

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy.


1992–1996, worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry;
1997–1998 — head expert of the division of oil, gas and petroleum refining industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine;
1998–2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in charge of oil transportation section;
2004–2007 — chief consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC;
since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director since 2013.

Telephone: (+380-44) 206-85-02

Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-director, Foreign relations and international security programmes

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Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia.


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979);
Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986);
Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991).
Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications.

1979–1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova;
1991–1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;
1994–1998 — diplomatic service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation;
Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Leading Expert.
Diplomatic rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff.

Telephone: (+380-44) 206-85-08

James Sherr

Visiting senior fellow

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2010 - date: Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

2008 - 2010: Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

1995 - 2008: Fellow, Advanced Research & Assessment Group, UK Defence Academy

1986 - 2008: Lecturer in International Relations, Lincoln College Oxford

Telephone: +44 207 314 3627

Arsen Stetskiv

Expert, Political and legal programmes


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Born in 1986 in Lviv.

Education: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies, Bachelor of Political Science (2008). Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Master of Political Science (2009).

Internships at Parliament and central executive agencies (2008–2009).

Since November 2009 — Assistant to Political and Legal programmes at Razumkov Centre.

Telephone: 201-11-98

Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Director, Economic programmes

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Born in 1955 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi.

Education: T. Shevchenko Kyiv State University, Department of Cybernetics (1977). Institute of Public Administration and Local Government at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1994). Professor in Public Administration. Author of nearly 100 scientific works.


In 1977–1993, worked at the Kyiv University as an engineer, research fellow and senior research fellow;
1994–1999 — head economic researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies, Fund for Banking and Finance Development;
1999–2004 — Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian (currently, National) Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;
1999–2004 — Research Director at the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies, later — Agency for Social Analysis;
2002–2003 — advisor to the Minister of Economy of Ukraine;
since April, 2004 — Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;
since June, 2005 — Economic Programmes Director at Razumkov Centre.

Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-90