Vadim Leontiyovich Skurativskiy is a Ukraininan art historian and critic, expert in literature, philologist and political essayist. He is a professor in National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kiev
Born 5 October 1941,
- MA Linguistics with Honours in Kiev State University in 1965,
- PhD in Philology 1971,
- Post doctoral degree in art critics 1998.
- Corresponding member of Ukrainian Academy of Arts (since 2001),
- Member of Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers (since 1990)
- Member of Writer's Union of Ukraine (since 1997).
Scientific work and publications
Vadim Skurativskiy's books and monographies include:
- Essay on the world literature, 1995
- The Question of the Authorship of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", 2001 
Vadim Skurativskiy is well known both for his contribution to the education and popularization of historical science and scientific merits. He is widely contributing to the today’s political discussions with the focus on universal values and human development. Vadim Skurativskiy is an author of more than 1000 publications in Ukrainian press.   
Work in cinematography
Was author-presenter of the documentary TV series "Fresh look on the history" (Ukraine National TV-2, 1996); "Monologues. Hopes and Losses" (TV Studio 1+1, 1997–98; "See the sole" (Ukraine National TV-1, 2002)
Played as an actor in movies "Birthmark", 1991; "Josephine: the mouse singer" (based on works of Franz Kafka), 1994; "Noise of the wind", 2002.
Received the Prix of Stozhary film festival for the best performance by non-professional actor for his role in "Josephine: the mouse singer" (based on works of Franz Kafka)
Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine (2011)
In 1971-78 Vadim Skurativsky was an editor of critics department of Vsesvit (Universe) -- Ukrainian magazine of foreign literature. He has been fired on the accusation for "nationalistic inclinations"
Since 1998 Vadim Skurativskiy has an author's column in Stolichnye novosti weekly newspaper
- biography of Vadim Skurativskiy on Ukrainian Academy of Arts site
- Mirror of the week weekly on Vadim Skurativskiy, 2001
- Interview with Vadim Skurativskiy, 2004 with BBC Ukrainian
- Interview with Vadim Skurativskiy, 2008 in weekly magazine Bulvar
- Decree of the President of Ukraine from 24 March 2011 № 339/2011 On honouring of Ukraine theatrical figures (in Ukrainian)