Ruslan holds a BA degree in History from Sumy University and an MA degree in Corporate Communications from Duquesne University. Mr. Deynychenko has been a reporter with Voice of America since 2002 producing stories for radio and the Chas-Time daily TV show.
He has been an instructor at the National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy for over a decade. He teaches Radio Journalism and Media Management courses for Master's level students. He supervises daily student radio news bulletins production and he created and supervises the Digital Future of Journalism Program (DFJ.ORG.UA) – a post-graduate program for Ukrainian journalists focused on new media, social networks, user-generated content and multimedia.
In 2014 Ruslan was one of co-founders of StopFake.org project, a Ukrainian web-site that reveals false information about Ukraine in pro-Kremlin media.