Hippies are well known as a phenomenon of the West. But this counterculture, which inspired an entire generation, took root in an unlikely place – the Soviet Union of the 1970s.
is a Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian. He is the author of numerous novels, and books for children. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages, including English, Japanese, French, Chinese, Swedish and Hebrew. He is the Vice President of the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club.
To prevent the escalation of violence
Statement of the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club
After the Ukranian government rubber-stamped a series of repressive laws last week and further violence, the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club releases a statement calling for support for Ukrainian writers and journalists, and solidarity with the Ukrainian people.