Cover Osteuropa 9/2006

In Osteuropa 9/2006

“A Bird of Paradise among Vultures”
The Metamorphosis of Iuliia Tymoshenko

Winfried Schneider-Deters

Deutsche Fassung


Iuliia Tymoshenko has become a legend. Fact and fiction can hardly be separated. As the only woman among numerous uncouth and partly shady men at the levers of power, she looks back on a dual career in Ukrainian business and politics. A now available biography sheds light on facets of her dazzling personality, her unique development from oligarch to revolutionary and “champion of justice”, who the Ukrainian people increasingly ascribes credibility.

(Osteuropa 9/2006, pp. 121–159)