Andrew V. Kudin was born on August, 23, 1965 in Kiev in the family of teachers. His mother Galina Andronovna Kirichenko was a famous Ukrainian linguist and philologist, a candidate of philological sciences and a lecturer. His father Viacheslav Aleksandrovich Kudin was a Doctor of Philosophy and a professor.
Andrew V. Kudin’s ancestors on his father’s side were teachers and military, and on his mother’s side – military, teachers and priests.
The family owned a huge library consisting of more than 20 000 books, mostly of philosophical, scientific and religious content.
Andrew V. Kudin learnt how to read quite early and at the age of four he could freely read the books from the family’s library.
From his early childhood, Andrew V. Kudin has been engaged in various types of wrestling, boxing, karate and Chinese martial arts WU SHU.
High interest in mysticism, religious and philosophical teachings of the East lead Andrew V. Kudin to entering Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev and receiving a degree in Philosophy in 1989.
His teachers were prominent teachers. Among them: Vladimir Karlovich Tancher (Doctor of Philosophy, a professor), Yuri Anatolievich Kalinin (Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Primary Advisor of the Dissertation by Andrew V. Kudin) in the field of religious studies, and Gennady Michailovich Chaychenko (Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor) in the field of physiology of higher nervous activity.
Andrew V. Kudin studied higher mathematics under the guidance of Anatoly Vladimirovich Skorohod (Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences), and traditional and modern logic under the guidance of Anatoly Evgenievich Konversky (Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Academician of NAS of Ukraine).
After graduating from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Andrew V. Kudin taught at the leading universities in Ukraine including National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kiev), National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (Kiev), National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev), and other high education institutions.
Andrew V. Kudin travels a lot and visited more than 60 countries of the world.
He is currently the Head of the Ukrainian Patent Office and the Director General of the State-Owned Enterprise ‘Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property’, also known as ‘Ukrpatent’ (since 2015).
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Kiev, 1989)
PhD in Philosophy (1995)
Associate Professor (2007)
Institute of Intellectual Property and Law of the National University "Odessa Academy of Law" (Kiev)
M.A. Degree in Intellectual Property Management (2019)
Andrew V. Kudin is constantly working on impoving his professional development. He owns certificates showing his advanced training from many Ukrainian as well as foreign universities.
National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kiev) – Professor at the Department of Philosophy (1989 – 1990).
National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (Kiev) – Senior Lecturer at the Department of Wrestling, Founder of the Sub-Department of Chinese Martial Arts WU SHU (1990-1992) at the Department of Wrestling; in addition to teaching and coaching, Andrew V. Kudin dealt with the rehabilitation of athletes who received injuries, using traditional Chinese medicine and yoga.
JSC ‘First International Insurance Company’ – Chairman of the Board of Directors (1992 – 1995)
JSC ‘Airlines ‘Vita’’ – Vice President (1995 – 2001)
Kiev Institute of Cultural and Social Relations (Kiev) – Head of the Department of Sociology (2003 – 2004), Rector (2008)
‘EmCell’ (a clinic specializing in stem cell treatment) – Deputy Director (2004 – 2005)
Director of the Department of Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Expertise, Information Technologies and Information Security of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine (2005 – 2006)
Institute of Innovative Technologies and Education Content of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Kiev) – Director (2005 – 2008)
Ukrainian National Federation of Chinese Martial Arts WU SHU – Vice President (2008 – present), International Judge
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev) – Vice Rector of scientific and pedagogical work (2014 – 2015)
State-Owned Enterprise ‘Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property’, also known as ‘Ukrpatent’ – Director General (2015 – present)
The work of Andrew V. Kudin is quite multifaceted.
The main areas of his scientific interests are development and research in areas such as biotechnology, genetics and physiology of high nervous activity.
Andrew V. Kudin believes that one can move from one age to another just as they can move from one room to another. According to Andrew V. Kudin’s opinion, the human body does not have the mechanism of aging, but aging itself is a pathology rather than a norm, and, in fact, aging is a set of breakdowns inside the body caused by diseases and incorrect lifestyle.
The practical work of Andrew V. Kudin is aimed at eliminating breakdowns that occur inside human body and creating certain conditions under which human body becomes not susceptible to any diseases and can exist infinitely. To achieve this goal, Andrew V. Kudin studies and collects recipes around the world aimed at achieving human longevity, youth and health.
In the field of religious studies, one of the main directions of scientific research of Andrew V. Kudin is the analysis and comparative characteristics of religious and philosophical systems of the East.
Andrew V. Kudin believes that everything that is described in ancient manuscripts and scriptures is not a fiction, but a reflection of real events.
According to Andrew V. Kudin’s opinion, understanding and perception of the world around us is primarily based on intuition, emotions and instincts. At the same time the intellectual criterion of discovering the truth is not denied.
Andrew V. Kudin is convinced that every human is able to communicate directly with higher forces and merge with them without mediators by practicing certain psychophysiological exercises and meditation.
In the state of deep meditation, Andrew V. Kudin can stay both in ice water and hot water (up to + 60 degrees in Celcius) for a long time without experiencing discomfort and without any harm to his health.
Andrew V. Kudin practices sleeping upside down, during which his feet are attached to a crossbar with the help of special devices while the body hangs freely in the air in a vertical position.
Andrew V. Kudin regularly practices refusal of food and water starting from sunset on Friday to sunrise on Sunday. He can live without food for up to 30 days (of which up to 10 days without water) while leading an active lifestyle and engaging in various physical activities.
Once a year, in honor of his birthday, Andrew V. overcomes a distance equal to the number of years lived. Thus, in 2017, Andrew V. Kudin ran 52 km.