Mykola Shytyuk

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Mykola Shytyuk (Ukrainian: Микола Миколайович Шитюк; 30 November 1953 – 1 September 2018) was a Ukrainian academician, historian, doctor of historical sciences.[1] Since 2008 he was a director of the Institute of history and law of the Mykolaiv University.[2]

Shytnyuk was born on 30 November 1953[2] in the village Lysa Hora, Lysa Hora Raion (today Pervomaisk Raion) in a family of construction engineer and teacher of geography.[1] After graduating a rural school in Lysa Hora, Shytyuk enrolled in pedagogic uchilishche (junior college) in Novyi Buh, where he graduated in 1972 with a diploma of teacher of early grades.[1] After that throughout most of the 1970s he worked in several schools of Mykolaiv Oblast with a small break when he served his military obligation in Belorussian Military District.[1]

After being demobilized, in 1975 Shytyuk also enrolled in the history faculty of the Kiev University.[2]

On 1 September 2018 the scientist and researcher of Holodomor was found dead in an apartment in Mykolaiv with a knife in his back.[3][4]


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