Yurii Andrukhovych

Yurii Andrukhovych (1960) is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator. . He lives in Ivano-Frankivsk. He has published a book of essays My Europe together with Andrzej Stasiuk.

We’’ll treat you to a Euro to remember!

I’’ve been meaning to write this article since early April but kept putting it off every day. However, following the explosions in Dnepropetrovsk, one of the largest industrial cities in Ukraine, just before the long weekend in May, I finally set to work. For me this came as the last warning: life in Ukraine is no longer just restless, uncomfortable, ugly and colourless: it is becoming dangerous, gradually coloured by blood. OK, I’’m willing to accept that the government isn’’t behind the explosions. Why bother? But the very fact that in a situation like this society directs its suspicions primarily […]