May 16th, 2012
A conversation with Entitled Opinions listener Alexander "Sasha" Borovik about life, literature, and Lermontov.
Outro Music: Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1"
was born in western Ukraine when it was a part of the Soviet
Union. In early youth, he recognized the deficiencies of the
communist system and found his refuge in the vast corpus of Russian
literature. After a fall-out with the pro-communist
administration of his university in Moscow in 1989, he had illegally
crossed the Soviet border and moved to Prague. With the
support of former Czech dissidents he entered the Law Faculty at
Charles University from which he graduated in 1996. Sasha
also holds an advanced law degree from Harvard Law School.
Currently he is an attorney at Microsoft in which position he routinely
works on various projects with the international organizations, such as
UNESCO, UN, EC and Nato. Sasha resides in Munich, Germany and
frequently travels around the world. His highlights include stays with
Eskimos reindeer herders in the mountains of the Russian Far East, with
natives in remote Ecuadorian jungles and crisscrossing Patagonia on a
back of a horse with Argentinian gauchos.