Piotr Andrusieczko is one of the prominent Polish journalists, a special correspondent for influential daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and contributing author for the monthly magazine New Eastern Europe as well as many other: Polish Radio, TV and print media. For six years already he has been an editor-in-chief of “Ukrainian Magazine” NGO published monthly in the Czech Republic and financed by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. He received his Master’s Degree in Ethnology and PhD in the East Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2003. He wrote his thesis on “Interethnic relations in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union”. Since then he has been the author of several dozens of science articles on Post-Soviet territories issues. He organised conferences and discussions on Polish-Ukrainian relationship issues and post-communist areas of transformation. He received scholarships for his internships in Ukrainian Universities and Academy. From 2004 till 2014 he was a University teacher of Department of Eastern European Studies in Pomeranian Academy, Slupsk, Poland. In 2014 he gave up his science career and switched to journalist completely. He’s been working as a reporter since 1999 and his main fields of interest are conflicts and transformations on post-communist territories. For many years he covered Ukrainian politics, conflict, revolutions, also Moldova elections, Azerbaijan energy security, Georgia during the conflict in 2008, Turkey during recent terrorist attacks. For his outstanding coverage of Maidan Revolution in Ukraine as well as conflicts in Crimea and Donbass he was named a Grand Press Journalist of the year in Poland in 2014. That year he was also shortlisted for Media Tory journalist prize in Poland for brave and innovative coverage of Ukrainian conflict. In October 2016 Piotr Andrusieczko opened his photo exhibition in European Parliament, Brussels. It was called “Refugees Diaries” and dedicated to the conflict in Ukraine. He has been living in Kyiv since 2013.
After Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Putin ordered to build a bridge connecting the peninsula and Russia. Here’s a panorama of what happened next.
An interactive trip covering over 32 hours and 1,683 km by train from the West to the East of Ukraine.