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Katya Soldak (Ukraine)

Katya Soldak is a New-York-based journalist, born and raised in Ukraine.

Katya works as an editorial director for Forbes Magazine’s international editions, having previously toiled in the world of documentary production at CBS News Productions and various production houses in New York City. She's produced and directed short documentary films (The Tunnel Man, Swimming Cities by Swoon) and written cover stories for Forbes about Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs. A Columbia School of Journalism alumna, she's interviewed high-profile politicians and artists. Katya is the author of the memoir-essay This Is How Propaganda Works, about growing up in the Soviet Union.

Earlier in her career, Katya's passion for video storytelling brought her and her video camera to numerous interesting places, from Maasai villages in Tanzania to Ukrainian street protests. Katya is finishing her first documentary feature The Long Breakup, the story of her family living through the end of the USSR on through Ukraine’s attempts to truly separate from Russia.


  • The Long Breakup
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