On December 17 2017, Volodymyr Khandogiy, now a world famous career diplomat but once the alumnus of our gymnasia and its golden medalist, has presented teachers and students with his own recently published book called “Diplomatic plots: The real stories of a career diplomat”.
On almost 600 pages of the work, Volodymyr Dmytrovych is sharing with readers the little-known facts, thoughts, and assessments of the significant events in Ukraine of the last few decades. The book is written in an interesting manner and thus easy to read. Chapter 1 named “This mysterious word “diplomat”” starts with the author’s memories about studying in our gymnasia, which at that time had the status of the Lenin School #1. He remembers the years here with the warmth in his heart and even displays the pictures of the then alumni on the pages of the book.
Today, V. D. Khandogiy, being the president of the civil organization “Ukrainian Association of External Politics”, gladly meets and communicates with gymnasia educators and learners, as well as participates in many of our festivities.
Soon, the book with the autograph of the author on one of the title pages will be available to curious readers in our library.