About the Department

Hlib Tsvetkov (1922 – 1996)


Founder of the national school of international relations; Doctor of History, Professor; diplomat; veteran of the Great Patriotic War. Hlib Tsvetkov graduated from the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko State University Faculty of International Relations in 1952. During 1960-1962 – Dean of the Faculty for foreign citizens, 1962-1973 – Pro-rector on international contacts of the University.

Tsvetkov became the initiator of the reactivation of the International Relations Faculty which he headed in 1972-1978 and 1980-1984. He defended his Doctorate thesis "The USA policy towards the USSR in the 1930s" in 1972. He founded a national school of international relations.  Tsvetkov succeeded in the diplomatic sphere: during 1981-1985 he was a member of the UNESCO Executive committee from Ukraine, and he was awarded the UNESCO Silver medal. He has numerous domestic and foreign awards. Hlib Tsvetkov was and will always be one of the prominent history-makers of the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko State University Faculty-Institute of International Relations.