Pauline Tillmann

Pauline Tillmann works as reporter and author for German National Public Radio, DW-TV, and for various German newspapers. She does reports and features on social and political issues of Eastern Europe, especially Russia and Ukraine. She studied Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology in Augsburg and St. Petersburg. She worked at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in Munich from 2007 to 2009. Since October 2009, she has been working at the central political department in Munich. She is currently residing in Russia.

Art: This is War

Mar 02, 2012

Since early December, Russians have been demonstrating against electoral fraud and have been displaying their anger against Prime Minister Putin. The next presidential election takes place on March 4 and the winner already seems to be obvious. A trip around St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, shows what Russia’s avant-garde think...

Voices of EURO 2012 - Stas Kostiwa, construction worker in Kiev

Aug 02, 2011

“I have been working at the 'Olympic Stadium' in Kiev for a few months and I actually do everything: excavate, bore, trail, dig in and paint. At the moment I am painting the steps where the benches will later be installed. I am glad that we will host the European...

Voices of EURO 2012 - Souvenir Shop Owner in Kiev

Jul 22, 2011

Sergeij: “The whole country is glad about the European Football Championship. This is an important step, specifically in terms of the negotiations regarding the accession to the EU. We can show that we are able to host such an event. And believe me: We can handle this definitively. We survived...

Ukraine Press Freedom Under Threat

Jul 17, 2011

Pauline Tillmann writes that Ukraine is seeing a curtailment of press freedom under President Yanukovych and it is important for journalists to fight back.   Since February 2010, when President Viktor Yanukovych came to power, freedom of the press in Ukraine has declined dramatically. In a recent ranking by “Reporters...