Brian Bonner has served as the chief editor of the Kyiv Post since 2008. He also held the job in 1999, three years after first arriving in Ukraine to teach journalism. Bonner is a veteran American journalist who spent most of his professional life with the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota, where he covered international, national and local news during a nearly 24-year career in which he was a staff writer and an assigning editor. For American newspapers, he has reported from abroad in Russia, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. Bonner left the St. Paul newspaper in 2007 to become the associate director of international communications at the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a member of the core teams with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe during six election observation missions in Ukraine, Belarus, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. To contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/brianbonner, Twitter @BSBonner, Skype at brian.bonner1959.
Hanging out with a friend on a Sunday night, wanting to go out but not knowing where, we decided on Coyote Ugly, one of the newer additions to Kyiv’s nightlife. She wanted to dance and I wanted to drink beer and watch her (and other women) dance. It turned out to be a great place for both pursuits.
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