The investigative journalist Serhij Lesjtsjenko writes for the online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda
, where he covers corruption among the power elite. In 2013, he was awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation's Press Prize for Russia and Eastern Europe.
On Monday, 5 March, at 6 p.m., Pax Publishing House welcomes the public to the launch
of the book "The Rise and Fall of the Oligarchs - The struggle against corruption in Ukraine" at Last Train in Oslo. In the book, Serhij Lesjtsjenko discloses how the Ukrainian political elite cheat to acquire money and power. The book lays bare cynical struggles for power, fraud, conspiracies and bank accounts on the Bahamas. The author will talk about his work with the book and give an update on the status of Ukraine today.
Fritt Ord provided NOK 75 000 to support the translation of the book in 2016.