A translation for The Guardian: ‘I want to live in style’ – the gay provocateur defying rebels in eastern Ukraine


I was recently asked by the Calvert Journal, a website about contemporary culture in the post-Soviet world, to translate an article written in Russian by the journalist Denis Boyarinov for the journal Takie Dela. Today the English version of the article was republished by the Guardian, appearing here on its New East Network, and on the homepage of theguardian.com.

The article is a disturbing, sad, and sometimes very funny, account of the life of Ukrainian fashion designer Mikhail Koptev in the war-zone of the Luhansk People’s Republic.


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