Personalities


Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, was born in Australia (1958), where he matriculated from The Scots College (1975). He received his degree in Theology from the University of Athens (1980), a diploma in Byzantine Music from the Greek Conservatory of Music (1979), and was awarded a research scholarship to St. […]

George Soros

George Soros (Hungarian: Soros György; born August 12, 1930, asSchwartz György) is a Hungarian-born Americanbusiness magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of […]

Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is the author of nine books of political writing or ‘history of the present’ which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last thirty years. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover […]

Volodymyr Yermolenko

Philosopher, essayist Kyiv, Ukraine Philosopher and essayist, holds a PhD in Political Science from L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France. Senior Lecturer at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). Expert advisor to the International Civil Organization “Internews-Ukraine.” Recent book: A Storyteller and Philosopher: Walter Benjamin and His […]

Lilia Shevtsova

Lilia Shevtsova (born 1949 in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR) is a Kremlinology expert and currently serves as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Shevtsova received B.A. and M.A. in history and journalism from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1971. She also received Ph.D. in political science from the Academy of […]

Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Lyudmila Evgenyevna Ulitskaya (Russian: Людмила Евгеньевна Улицкая, born February 21, 1943) is a critically acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in the town of Davlekanovo in Bashkiria and grew up in Moscow where she took a degree in genetics from the Moscow State University. Original: en.wikipedia.org

Yosyf Zisels

Yosyf Zisels (born 12 December 1941 in Tashkent) is a human rights activist and Ukrainian dissident. He was a member of the Ukrainian Helsinki group (UHG), involved in the samizdat movement, human rights activist, prominent activist in the Jewish movement in Ukraine, and a political prisoner. Born in Tashkent in 1946. Graduated from Chernovitsky University. […]

Boris Sokolov

Boris Sokolov (Russian: Бори́с Вади́мович Соколо́в), born January 2, 1957, Moscow, is a historian and a Russian literature researcher (he has Candidate of Science degree in History and Habilitat Doctor of Science in Philology). In 1979 he graduated from the department of geography of the Moscow State University, specialising in economic geography. His works have been […]

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