Born into a large family in the vicarage with. Donetsk Seymitsa Timskogo have. Kursk Province. Graduated Oboyans`ka control, Belgorod DS and the historical-philological faculty of Kharkov University (1879). Submitted scholarship to prepare for a professorship, in 1881 he sent to Moscow to study at the archives. The fruit of these studies was the caused a stir Master`s thesis "On Bohdan Khmelnytsky" (1882). Although the views of the young scientist sharply at odds with the estimates of NI Kostomarov, the latter gave the most flattering opinion about the work of his opponent. The review Kostomarov pointed out that "this study Mr. Butsinsky is a very remarkable phenomenon in our modern scientific literature." It is very flattering opinion of the work and gave prof. Kiev Univ VB Antonovich. It helped the young scientist to defend his master`s thesis in Kiev, as liberal minded professors of Kharkov Unt prevented to do it in your own University are. Butsinsky, according to A. Vyazigina, "has always acted as a" right "and that was enough for the gentlemen and the workers are so-called" public opinion. " The first steps on his academic path was overshadowed by the wild manifestations of the "progressive intolerance" inciting students to gossip scientist who dared to have and to practice their own beliefs ... He still went on his way, and he himself decided to stubbornly silent, under the guise of spreading the various bias. "
Doctoral thesis Butsinsky "Settling of Siberia and the life of its first inhabitants" (1889) - fundamental research, written almost exclusively on the basis of the contents stored in the archives of the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, has caused some of the most flattering reviews of the author. Kiev Univ honored scientist Kharkiv highly - Doctor of Russian history. And the Imperial Academy of Sciences awarded him the prize for this work Serebryakov (1890). And the reviewer was a famous liberal Pypin, who admitted Butsinsky work worthy of such an assessment. A list of books and articles Butsinsky amazing variety of subjects. He was a great teacher and prepodavalne only un-te, but in a real school, a girls` school, B & B, not only history but also the geography. Since 1885 extraordinary professor, since 1893 -. Tenured Professor. He was known as a gifted writer. Great understanding in music and singing, Butsinsky many years put in various press reviews of a variety of topics. Because of their conservative views and their opposition to the liberal intelligentsia mass of historical and journalistic articles Butsinsky printed in the press, he does not sign his name (his nicknames, "PB", "TK Ts").
Butsinsky was one of the founders of HORSE (1903), was a member of the Board, and at one time served as comrade. Division Chairman. The basis for initiating a number of professors of Kharkov Univ petition to the Council of Russian Assembly of the opening of the Division served in Kharkov, according Butsinsky, "an urgent need to combat the impending forces of cosmopolitanism, whose influence becomes so palpable in the life of a provincial Russian society." Often Butsinsky spoke at meetings of the Department with valuable and instructive presentations, including A. Vyazigin especially singled out, such as "Enterprise of Russian people" and "Russian peasant and the German colonists." Posts made to them during the Russian-Japanese War, the awakening of national consciousness.
Poor health Butsinsky did not allow him to actively participate in the social and academic life. He was forced to live far from Kharkov, in Merefa. Early February. 1912 historical-philological faculty of Kharkov Univ honored the 30th anniversary of the scientific activity of prof. Butsinsky. Speaking about the event, A. Vyazigin noted that Butsinsky "belonged to the first signs of Russian national spring. It will come, and then Butsinsky find a better and more fair assessment than our foggy days. Now the "progressive" press ignores workers in the field of Russian folk, when they are not the circle spirit and great and indivisible Russia and our centuries-old shrines ... ". He retired in 1913, died in Merefa.