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Wojciech Górecki


Wojciech Górecki is a Polish historian, journalist, reporter and analyst specializing in the Caucasus. His works were published in the weekly magazines Razem, Gazeta Wyborcza, Wprost, Rzeczpospolita, Tygodnik Powszechny. In 2002-2007, he was the first secretary, and later an advisor at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku. He was an expert on the EU mission that explored the circumstances of the war in Georgia in 2008. During 2014-2015, Górecki was a member of the executive staff at Fundacji Solidarności Międzynarodowej. Currently he works at the Center for Oriental Studies. In 2011, he was the finalist of the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage, also he was nominated for the Nike Literary Award. In 2013, Górecki received the Beata Pavlyak Award. He is the author of a number of books and analytical publications (Planeta Kaukaz, Toast za przodków, Abchazja), as well as a script for the documentary film Boskość J. W. Stalina w świetle najnowszych badań, devoted to the search for identity in post-Soviet Georgia. In April 2017, the second edition of Abchazja was published.

Books in Ukrainian: In 2018, the Choven Publishing House will release his book A Toast to the Ancestors, translated into Ukrainian by Halyna Kruk.