Denys Kiryukhin is a research scholar at the Skovoroda’s Institute of Philosophy, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His research focuses on social and political development of post-communist states and political philosophy. He is a co-author of Ukraine without Kuchma (Optima, 2007, in Russian), Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives (E-International Relations, 2015), Ukraine in Crisis (Routledge, 2017).