Ihor Kozlovsky is a Candidate of Historical Sciences; he headed the Center of Religious Studies and International Spiritual Relations in Donetsk. Also, he directed the Department of Religious Affairs of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. He taught at the Department of Philosophy of the Donetsk National Technical University. At the end of January 2016, a scientist was imprisoned by representatives of the DNR group. Igor Kozlovsky was released from jail with other 73 Ukrainians on December 27, 2017.