Dr. Andriy Kohut is a Director of the Sectoral State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine. SSU Archive stores today the largest collection of the declassified KGB files. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and his M.A. in History from Ivan Franko Lviv National University.
His research and professional interests cover a range of issues related to the Soviet deportation, history of communist secret services in the 20th century, the politics of memory, and cultural diplomacy. He also has professional experience in NGO’s (Ukraine, Eastern Partnership and EU).
Former Head of the “Digital Archive of the Ukrainian Liberation Movement” (avr.org.ua) project.
Author, co-author and co-editor of a series of books. Such as “Chernobyl KGB Dossier”, “Crimean Tatar National Movement in 1917–1920 According to the Archives of the Communist Secret Services”, “The Great Terror in Ukraine: German Operation 1937–1938. Collection of documents”, “KGB Archives for media” handbook.
Recent articles are focused on the Stalinist’s deportations from Western Ukraine.