I have occupied myself with RUSSIAN LITERATURE and societies in CIS countries since 1997. I translate Russian belles-lettres, memoires and poetry, I have published an anthology about GULAG (i.e. forced labor camps during the Stalin time) and also contributed to Czech newspapers Hospodářské noviny, Respekt, Lidové noviny, Souvislosti. My poetry "Cheap Romance" was published in 2017, I am a membr of the Association of Czech Writers. I am working as a director of the Czech Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.
My interest in the phenomenon of labor camps have brought me to the problem of HUMAN RIGHTS in the world in general. I have worked as a human rights officer/adviser for different organizations: People in Need, OSCE in Armenia, EUMM to Georgia. I am a member of the Czech Evaluation Society and focus on evaluations of development/human rights-oriented programms.
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