Book About Tymoshenko Published In Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- In June, the book on the life of Yulia Tymoshenko (written by German journalist Dmitry Popov and his Russian colleague Ilya Milstain), previously available in Germany and Russia, is published in Lithuania.

Cover of the book released in Lithuania

One thousand of the book’s copies are printed by Kitos Knygos publishing house, says the authors’ agent Galina Dursthoff.

“We have found this book well written and interesting from the point of post-Soviet political processes’ phenomenology,” said the Lithuanian publisher Gediminas Baranauska.

He expects the book to be liked by a Lithuanian reader. Earlier, it made huge impact on the European press, being the first book about Ukrainian politician published in West. Of all the Eastern Europe politicians, beside to Yulia Tymoshenko only Mikhail Gorbachev was the subject of similar interest.

“There is an interest in Ukraine’s political process in Lithuania”, stressed Gediminas Baranauskas, adding that in the publishers’ opinion, Yulia Tymoshenko is a “bright political character”.

Recently, the book’s publishing rights were sold to two more countries, France and Poland. It is expected to hit the stalls there in autumn.

According to Galina Dursthoff, the authors and publishers are hoping for the book to be a success. In France it will be published in 5 thousand copies at least, by Noir sur Blanc publishing house. In Poland it will be published by Wydawnictwo Literackie.

Vera Mikhalski, the book’s French publisher, is positive that this notable Ukrainian woman-politician provokes certain curiosity from the French public. “Yulia Tymoshenko, elegant lady, often dressed in French couture clothes, appeals to the French public that knows very little about the ‘new Europe’,” she says.

Besides, Vera Mikhalski expects Yulia Tymoshenko to “play a major role in the future of your country”.

Source: Tymoshenko Website