Myroslava Gongadze Biography

Updated On Jul 16, 2019 Published On Jun 01, 2017
Facts of Myroslava Gongadze
Date of Birth: 1972 , June-19
Birth Nation: Ukraine
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She began her career working as a legal consultant for local government agencies and at the same year, she became involved in journalism and Ukrainian politics. She also served as an assistant director of Georgiy Gongadze's documentary short film Shadows of War and executive producer of Dream Defenders.

Moving to her personal life, she is a widow and mother of twins beautiful daughters named Nana Gongadze and Solomiya Gongadze.  Her husband, Georgiy Gongadze was a journalist, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered. This grieved widow has been tirelessly advocating for the rights of her husband and the whole community of journalists for the past 15 years.

Being a well-established journalist, she has won numerous awards and earns her attractive salary from her journalism career which adds up her current net worth of  $10 million.

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Born in Ukraine

June 19 , 1972

 Myroslava Gongadze was born on  19th  June 1972 to Volodymyr Petryshyn, Olha Petryshyna in Berezhany, Ukraine. She holds a Ukrainian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Graduation from Lviv University

1997

 Myroslava Petryshyn enrolled the  Lviv University and completed her master's degree in civic law from there in  1997. Before completing her degree, she used to work as a legal consultant for local government agencies.

Became a specialist nformation department of the journal Post-Pos

1993

 She started her career serving as a legal consultant for local government agencies in the early 1990s and became involved in journalism and Ukrainian politics. She became a specialist in the information department of the journal Post-Postup in 1993.

Assistant director Shadows of War

1998

 In 1998, Petryshyn became active in filmmaking and worked as an  assistant director of Georgiy Gongadze's documentary short film "Shadows of War." The film was about the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict.

with Georgiy Gongadze

1995

Myroslava Petryshyn was married to Georgiy Gongadze in 1995. Her husband, Georgiy was a  Georgian politician and Ukrainian journalist and film director who was kidnapped and murdered in 2000. 

went to European Court of Human Rights

2012

In 2012, Myroslava went to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that her right to a fair trial had been violated. Her claim was that the Supreme Court of Ukraine violated her right to a fair trial when it upheld former President Leonid Kuchma’s acquittal of murder charges.