Smolii Valery Andreyovych
Valery Andriyovych Smoliy (born January 1, 1950, Avratyn, Volochysky District, Kamianets-Podilskyi Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian public and political figure, historian. Director of the Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Doctor of historical sciences (1985). Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1995). Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (1998). Chairman of the Ukrainian National Committee of Historians, member of the Presidium of the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine, editor-in-chief of the "Ukrainian Historical Journal".
He was born on January 1, 1950 in the village of Avratyn in the Khmelnytskyi region.
In 1970, he graduated from the Faculty of History of the Kamianets-Podilskyi State Pedagogical Institute (now Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohienko National University).
During 1970-1972, he worked as a teacher at the Volosivsk 8-year school in Zhytomyr region and the Bohdaniv secondary school in Ternopil region, as an assistant at the Nizhyn Pedagogical Institute.
Since 1972, he has been working at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (now the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine): since 1979, he has been a senior researcher, since 1986, he has been the head of the Department of the History of Feudalism (since 1991, the Department of the History of Ukraine of the Middle Ages, since 2006 — Department of the History of Ukraine of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times), since 1991 — deputy director, since December 1993 — director.
In 1975, he defended his candidate's thesis on the topic "Reunification of Right-Bank Ukraine with Ukrainian lands as part of the Russian state" (research supervisor, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR Fedir Shevchenko), and in 1985 - his doctoral thesis on the topic "Social consciousness of the participants national movements of Ukraine (second half of the XVII-XVIII centuries)". In 1992, he was elected a corresponding member, and in 1995, an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Professor (1999).
From August 11, 1997 to August 18, 1999 — Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for Humanitarian Affairs in the government of Valery Pustovoytenko.
Since 1997, he has been a member of the Committee for State Awards of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. Since 1998 — a member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, since 2015 — academician-secretary of the Department of History, Philosophy and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 1st century (November 28, 2019) — for a significant personal contribution to state construction, socio-economic, scientific and technical