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Maryana Drach

RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service director

Maryana Drach is the RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service director, overseeing the Service’s award-winning coverage of the country’s 2013-2014 Maidan demonstrations and developments since. Under her watch, the broadcaster has launched the impactful anti-corruption reporting project “Schemes: Corruption in Details” as well as multiple-media programming efforts for the residents of Russia-annexed Crimea (Crimea.Realities) and war-torn eastern Ukraine (Donbas.Realities).

A native of Kyiv, Drach joined the service specializing in international affairs. She earned an undergraduate degree in international studies from Roosevelt University (Chicago) and holds a graduate degree in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration and Local Government in Ukraine.