Born on June 7, 1968 in Poliske settlement, Kyiv region.
Education: Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University, Department of Philosophy (1993). PhD in Philosophy (1996).
1989 - Head of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Student Union, one of the leaders of student hunger strike during the Revolution on granite.
1993-2002 - Head of the Ukrainian Youth Public Organization "Young Rukh", Member of the People's Movement of Ukraine (Rukh).
1998-2002 - Member of the Parliament, Secretary of Parliamentary Committee for Social Policy and Labor.
2002 - Deputy Head of the Ukrainian People's Party.
2005 - Minister of Social Policy and Labor of Ukraine.
2005-2006 – Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for Humanitarian Affairs.
2006 - Member of the Parliament, Head of Parliamentary Faction "Our Ukraine", Head of Parliamentary subcommittee for the protection of historical-cultural heritage of the Committee for Culture and Spiritual Values.
2007-2008 - Head of the People’s Union "Our Ukraine" Political Party.
2012 - Member of the Parliament, Head of Parliamentary Committee for Social Policy and Labor.
2014 - Member of the Parliament of the People's Front Political Party.
Since December 2, 2014 - Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Culture of Ukraine.
April 14, 2016 - Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine.