Vladimir Pikush b. 1973, has been working as a Russian and Ukrainian translator for American businessmen since 1990. In 2004 he expanded his resume by working as a fixer and a driver for photographers and writers such as Katherine Turczan, Christina Falise, Damir Sagolj, Rafal Milach, Hana Vojackova, Andres Gonzalez, Jane Armstrong etc on assignment for magazines and newspapers. He is experienced in getting access to difficult regions of Ukraine and Russia as well as other parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States, with a specialty in the Chernobyl, Pripyat area. Mr. Pikush is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian with some working knowledge of German.