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Yulia Marushevska

Motivational Speaker Yulia Marushevska
  • Ukrainian student who featured anonymously in a short video entitled I Am A Ukrainian.
  • Since it was posted on YouTube in 2014, more than 8 million people have viewed the video.
  • Yulia has been interviewed and reported by the world's global networks and addressed international conferences.
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Yulia Marushevska

Motivational Speaker Yulia Marushevska
  • Ukrainian student who featured anonymously in a short video entitled I Am A Ukrainian.
  • Since it was posted on YouTube in 2014, more than 8 million people have viewed the video.
  • Yulia has been interviewed and reported by the world’s global networks and addressed international conferences.

The uprising in Ukraine officially broke out in early February when a group of pro-Western protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Kiev to protest against then President Yanukovych and his support of a pro-Russian economic agenda, in lieu of an attempt to join the European Union and reduce the country’s reliance on Russian energy and economic support.

The groups were brutally repressed by the police the crowds reached over 20,000. Social media played a large part in garnering support to the extent that the police shut down the internet. During the protests which went on for weeks, the Ukrainian people took a stand against their government and succeeded in overthrowing Yanukovych, who in turn fled to Moscow.

Yulia Marushevska though not seeking it has gained celebrity status at home in the Ukraine. She has been interviewed and given keynotes across the globe and completed a speaking tour in North America in the US and Canada. Such is the profound impact that she has made promoting freedom and democracy in the Ukraine she has met with and is at ease communicating with international diplomats including France’s President Hollande and Peru and Georgia’s former leaders, Toledo and Saakashvili. She has appeared on on over 80 major news networks in 35 countries including interviews on CNN, the Charlie Rose Show and on the Voice of America.

Educated and highly informed Yulia like her country is very much in the global spotlight. Such is the interest in Yulia that acclaimed film director Ben Moses, most noted for directing Oscar winning movie ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ has been following Yulia throughout 2014 producing a documentary on her. Moses is keen to capture whatever outcome Yulia can help influence and also draw greater awareness to the struggle being fought by the freedom seeking people of Ukraine. Moses is asking and hopes to capture on film the answer to the question, ‘Will Yulia’s destiny be changed forever?’

She is a Ph.D. candidate studying literature and history at Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev.

Media Excerpts 

“I grew up as an ordinary, Western child. I grew up in a post-Soviet Union time. Now I am a student at a good Ukrainian university. There were no physical issues, but instead, more psychological issues. My grandparents ask me “why are you there,” and I answer them “How can I not be?”  – Yulia commenting in the Stanford Daily

“Ukraine is a young democracy that was born three months ago in the Euromaidan. Before that we were only the facade of a democracy with Soviet officials [making the decisions]. People had to pay to open their business, had to pay to close their business … every step of the way. That was very humiliating,” Yulia commenting in Georgetown Universities, The Hoya,

Speaking

Yulia is a remarkable and confident young speaker who communicates highly effectively with great passion and poise. Impressive whilst humble she is an incredible speaker who will appeal to audiences of all ages and size.

She gives keynotes at major global conferences and initiatives where she draws awareness to the political and economic situation in Ukraine. Equally she is at ease giving talks that inspire younger generations to push for achievement, whether it be making life changing decisions, realising ambition or simply contributing to making the local environment a better place to live in.

Recent feedback from major conferences such as leading European technology conference Wired14  and the Oslo Freedom Forum put Yulia as the top rated and most memorable keynote speaker. Wikipedia’s #DidYouKnow puts Yulia’s ‘I am a Ukranian‘ as the YouTube video that has created the greatest impact in 2014!

For all speaking and media related enquiries please contact Jonathan Curran at Promotivate Speakers Agency Europe in London or use the form below.

Biography

Client Testimonials

"I was fortunate enough to meet Yulia in Washington. She is passionate, bright and very articulate about the need for the West to maintain and increase its support for the country. She told me of the enormous bravery of people in the Ukraine to campaign and then fight for their belief in true democracy."

Client Testimonials

"I was fortunate enough to meet Yulia in Washington. She is passionate, bright and very articulate about the need for the West to maintain and increase its support for the country. She told me of the enormous bravery of people in the Ukraine to campaign and then fight for their belief in true democracy."

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