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She's Got It 09:05 13 May 2019

Myroslava Gongadze, "Act from a position of courage"

"Once Heorhii told me, "Never go back. Even a small step forward is progress." We spent a day with the head of the Ukrainian news agency of Voice of America at Harvard, where she is completing her Nieman Fellowship. We talked about professional and personal "naked wires" under the feature, #She'sGotIt

The "She's Got It" column is conversations with socially active Ukrainian women

The "She's Got It" column is conversations with socially active Ukrainian women

Boston. A city where the past and the future joint. After the boiling energy of New York, you're getting into good old Europe.

"Oh yes," meeting me, Myroslava Gongadze laughs. "Boston is special. It feels calm here like in Washington, but you can miss the feeling of the capital. It has no fuss of New York, but it has the energy of change."

Philadelphia is interested in your background, New York is interested in money, and Boston is interested in your knowledge. You can't describe the spirit that reigns in this city better than Mark Twain.

We drive up to the Charles River, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains on both sides, and we're almost there. For Myroslava Gongadze, her academic year at Harvard is ending.

The day before our interview, Myroslava held a Ukraine Presidential Elections panel discussion for local students and researchers. Smiling, she exhaled after the event, "I have never seen a Ukrainian event here that has gathered so many people." She says that they rarely talk about modern Ukraine at Harvard. The Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University is still conducting historical and cultural research, they have not brought to light the current agenda.

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