Sasha, pour one more!: With love and vodka through 25 years in Ukraine

Sasha, pour one more!: With love and vodka through 25 years in Ukraine

by Brigitte Schulze

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ISBN-13: 9780999502402
Publisher: pili edition
Publication date: 11/22/2017
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The German journalist and book author Brigitte Schulze was professionally active in Ukraine for more than twenty-five years. She began in Kiev as a freelance ­correspondent for numerous German media. Then, as a consultant for media ­policies, she promoted the ­professional development of ­journalists in Ukraine. In ­Odessa, she served several years as an advisor for ­cultural ­promotion and tourism. For her dedicated commitment to the presenta­tion of an authentic picture of Ukraine to the rest of the world, in her travel guides and other publications, the ­Council for ­Tourism and Health Resorts in Kiev awarded her the title of ­Ambassador for ­Ukrainian ­Tourism. Repeatedly in the past, she had plans to leave ­Ukraine but a new, interesting project always ­detained her. When the ­conflict in East Ukraine began, she was in action again, this time as an ­observer with the ­Organization for ­Security and ­Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Her precise observations and, in particular, her numerous personal ­contacts with the people in Ukraine give her a profound ­understanding of the country. In her travel books she describes ­her encounters with the Ukrainian people and country with ­sensitivity and empathy. Now, in this book, she presents a very personal view of her life and ­experiences in Ukraine. She intensively experienced the development of ­Ukraine during the years before and since ­independence in 1991. This makes her anecdotes and reports about this country so authentic.

Table of Contents

Sasha, pour one more! 11

The Beginning 23

Tender Love 31

The Correspondent Years 37

To Kiev by car 79

My Band and I 85

Freedom of the press 95

Odessa 99

My greatest self-experiment 111

The Euromaidan 117

Mission with the OSCE 125

The last sip of vodka 137

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