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Virtually on Saturday, 22 October 2022, 5.30 pm, at Harmonie Hall in the Congress Center

The BRIGITTE LIVE series of talks will put in an appearance at Frankfurter Buchmesse on 22 October, inviting guests to a conversation with Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Ukraine’s first lady previously worked at her own television production company, which produced her husband’s comedy shows. These days, the civil engineering graduate has other responsibilities: since the beginning of the war, she has been fighting to help her compatriots in various ways, including so they can get psychological assistance quickly, and has been participating in a campaign to train first responders. Accessibility is also one of her main projects and she has initiated and promoted a manual on the topic, which she will present at Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October).

She will be answering questions posed by BRIGITTE editor-in-chief Brigitte Huber and Meike Dinklage, head of the magazine’s Current Events section, virtually at 5.30 pm during BRIGITTE LIVE before an audience of Frankfurter Buchmesse visitors.

Brigitte Huber: “We are looking forward to a very special conversation with Ms Zelenska, which, in addition to her book, will of course also be about politics, the war and the events of the past few months, but also, as always with our BRIGITTE LIVE talks, about the people involved.”

The BRIGITTE LIVE event will take place on 22 October from 5.30 to 6.30 pm in Saal Harmonie in Messe Frankfurt’s Congress Center. Olena Zelenska will participate virtually. The conversation will be streamed live for the interested public (

The event will be translated live into german sign language (DGS). Seats with a clear view of the interpreter are reserved in the middle of the front row. 

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