The Official Prime Minister Of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko Picture Thread!

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scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Why does she have a challah on her head?

UEK - Big Tempin' (Oilyrags), Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

no challah:

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

in U Crane, wall bomb U:

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Stevie T, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

i would like to have an orange revolution with her all night long

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

IT curls around her head like a golden crown, a rococo flourish that sets her far apart from the jowly men she has challenged. Out of power for two years, the Ukrainian firebrand Yulia V. Tymoshenko has plotted a comeback that culminated in a strong showing in parliamentary elections last week.

And part of her strategy is her hairstyle, or rather “the Braid.”

Ms. Tymoshenko’s plait first attracted wide notice in the Orange Revolution of 2004, when, fairly or not, her beauty was commented upon nearly as often as her role in bringing down the post-Soviet government that reigned in Kiev.

In the United States, hair, whether Hillary Rodham Clinton’s latest cut or Rudolph W. Giuliani’s eschewing of a comb-over, has often been a distraction for politicians.

In the Tymoshenko camp, there are no such worries. The braid has become such a staple of her persona that her Web site unabashedly features articles about it, including some claiming that the braid has influenced designers like Narciso Rodriguez and celebrities like Sienna Miller.

Yet the braid is not just a fashion statement. It is a calculated political tool with significant cultural resonance, one that has helped turn her into more than a candidate. To her supporters at least, she is regarded as a kind of Lady Liberty.

A braid is a traditional Ukrainian hairstyle, and by adopting it, Ms. Tymoshenko, 46, has been able to underline her nationalist credentials, drawing a contrast with her main opponents, who are more closely linked to the onetime overlord to the East, Russia.

Wrapped up in Ms. Tymoshenko’s nationalism are religious overtones. She has often tried to capitalize on the revival of the church in Ukraine, and the braid echoes the halos found in representations of Orthodox Christian icons. Imagine the effect at political rallies, where she often calls for moments of prayer.

The success of her look can be seen in one of her strongholds, central Ukraine. In a tiny village home last week, an elderly woman named Praskovya Teplyuk posted a photo of Ms. Tymoshenko right next to that of a traditional Orthodox icon. Ms. Teplyuk seemed to regard both with equal fervor.

What did she think of the other candidates? “They are all gangsters,” Ms. Teplyuk said.

Ms. Tymoshenko has tried to play up that view with her other signature look, white clothing, which is intended to show her purity in the face of what she has called a corrupt political and business culture. (Her rivals are quick to point out that Ms. Tymoshenko was once an energy oligarch in Ukraine.)

Ms. Tymoshenko’s hair color, by the way, has varied over the years, from dark to blond, but lately, she seems to be keeping it almost as light as her clothing.

Ms. Tymoshenko’s advisers acknowledge that using a hairstyle as a campaign symbol could trivialize her. But they say she is such an electrifying leader and speaker that no Ukrainian would consider her a hollow candidate.

Still, she is regularly asked that most frivolous of questions: Is the braid real?

“Everything that I have is natural — braid, nails — I practically never use cosmetics,” she once said at a news conference. “They often ask me in the provinces about my braid. Now, once and for all, I am going to lay to rest these rumors.”

With that, in front of the cameras, she let her hair down, Rapunzel-like, for all the world to see.

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

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scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Z S PLEASE ANIMATE THIS ONE

ɔɐuɐɯlV uɯnʇnV (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

semi-shocking early years photos:

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

getting blonder.....

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

this woman ages like foine woine

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

hm, which is natural? the black looks more like a dye job to me, strangely

roxymuzak, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I reckon her natural hair color is dark blond

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

excellent hairdo progression on her website:

http://www.tymoshenko.com.ua/eng/photo/

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Some of the first few pics in this thread look like "When Alison Goldfrapp rules the world."

James Morrison, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

someone submit this to hotchickswithdouchebags:

(it's yulia's daughter, by the by)

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who finds the hairdo sinister and frightening?

(OTOH, her daughter is lovely, esp. in the pictures on the website when she's smiling.)

Maria, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was just trying to think of the Ukrainian Prime Minister's name yesterday! One of my customers came in yesterday with this hairdo.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

i find it sinister and frightening, but still attractive

roxymuzak, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

i did this hairdo all the time in high school. now my hair is too thin to make a really good braid.

roxymuzak, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

it is i believe a tradition ukrainian style

ice cr?m, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

looks to be an attempt to ground her cosmopolitan image w/a more proletariat hair-symbol

ice cr?m, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's a bit Star Wars + a smidge of The Handmaid's Tale or something. basically, sci-fi nun. not to mention the whole Aryan thing...but she pulls it off!

"it is i believe a tradition ukrainian style"

yeah, but she is totally going for mod too. one of the people + the future. it's not easy to do. dubya did it with the whole modern cowboy thing.

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

x-post! exactly!

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

this hairdo is the most awesome thing going in world politics.

J0hn D., Monday, 1 December 2008 02:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

why did she let her daughter marry k-fed

schwww im tired (harbl), Monday, 1 December 2008 02:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

because he look intrsting

J0hn D., Monday, 1 December 2008 02:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

its a great hairdo-as-political-move

roxymuzak, Monday, 1 December 2008 02:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

When she's a brunette she looks like she's in a Michael Haneke movie.

fields of salmon, Monday, 1 December 2008 04:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

she's got a kind of angie dickinson thing going on

velko, Monday, 1 December 2008 04:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

i can't remember, is she good or evil these days? ukrainian politics makes my head hurt.

tipsy mothra, Monday, 1 December 2008 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

i can't remember, is she good or evil these days? ukrainian politics makes my head hurt.

Unclear. Everything got thrown up in the air after the Georgia/Ossetia anthill was kicked over. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Ukrainian_political_crisis has a run down.

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 1 December 2008 05:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

i would cause an international incident with all this prime ministers

Every Day Jimmy Mod Is Hustlin' (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 1 December 2008 05:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

this woman is 47 years old? you are kidding me

akm, Monday, 1 December 2008 05:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

her skin looks pretty great

roxymuzak, Monday, 1 December 2008 05:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

roxymuzak, Monday, 1 December 2008 05:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yulia Tymoshenko vs. Christina Fernandez de Kirchner FITE!!

velko, Monday, 1 December 2008 06:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

31g, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol cupcakehead

mookieproof, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tudor chic

Super Cub, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:06 (5 years ago) Permalink


31g, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

tipsy mothra, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's such a good look. i'm making her my new style icon.

roxymuzak, Monday, 1 December 2008 07:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

31g, Monday, 1 December 2008 08:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha best google images result:

http://www.goprocks.com/GOPBabesII.html

31g, Monday, 1 December 2008 08:14 (5 years ago) Permalink


<3

31g, Monday, 1 December 2008 08:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

SHE'S 48

ɔɐuɐɯlV uɯnʇnV (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 1 December 2008 08:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I mean I knew she was doing well but bloody hell.

ɔɐuɐɯlV uɯnʇnV (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 1 December 2008 08:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

buzza, Sunday, 28 December 2008 05:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Braid is magnificent.

modernism, Sunday, 28 December 2008 07:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I wore my hair like this ^^ just the other day.

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Sunday, 28 December 2008 07:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

31g, Sunday, 28 December 2008 08:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

WATERSLIDE MANSION (ice cr?m), Friday, 6 February 2009 03:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

hot is not even the word

autosocratic asphyxiation (Hurting 2), Friday, 6 February 2009 03:26 (5 years ago) Permalink


Since she's basically already a superhero in any case let's just assume that this is DARK YULIA, when she was possessed by Putin's necromancers or something.

31g, Friday, 6 February 2009 04:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

heyooooo

my heigl-lohan girl (who's also latina and half-jewish) (cankles), Friday, 6 February 2009 04:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bet the AP is gonna want some of that action.

jkfu (libcrypt), Friday, 6 February 2009 04:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

ukraine was founded by vikings ... and yulia looks vaguely viking-chickish. i could definitely see varg vagernes wacking off to pictures of her.

Ein kluges Äpfelchen (Eisbaer), Friday, 6 February 2009 06:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is there a thread for German socialist MP Julia Bonk yet?

kingfish, Friday, 6 February 2009 07:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

What does Tymoshenko think of I Am The Large Cat couple?

I am the large cat (mildly NSFW)

System Jr. (Mackro Mackro), Friday, 6 February 2009 19:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3. Thinking I should probably make her my new style icon.

Pancakes are one of my favorite ways to party. (ENBB), Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 22:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

velko, Monday, 21 September 2009 20:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 07:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not feeling the white fur. It's a departure from her usual level of class. Hair down is always good though.

*:--☆--:*:--☆:*:--☆--:*:--☆--: (ENBB), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 11:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

lil kim looks better as a brunette imho

Lovely and tender, like velvet. (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 11:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Lips are a bit much (xp)

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 11:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

This picture is making me want to eat a pie for lunch.

Peinlich Manoeuvre (NickB), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 11:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it does look like she fucked up her lips which is sad. Why Yulia, why?!

*:--☆--:*:--☆:*:--☆--:*:--☆--: (ENBB), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 11:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

The eternal golden braid.

M.V., Tuesday, 29 September 2009 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

on that vid, at 0:28, lol at the girls expression to the left (as we look at it)

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

the lips/fur pic is from 3 years ago

velko, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 18:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
4 weeks pass...

velko, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

velko, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

have you written her a fan letter yet? she might send you an autographed picture back.

scott seward, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

velko, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

to velko, with love, yulia

harbl, Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

: D

velko, Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

posting on ilx

NEW YORK DESERVED 9-11 (cankles), Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is how you know her job isnt important - obama would never have time to sign autographs for some scrubs on the street

NEW YORK DESERVED 9-11 (cankles), Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

velko, Monday, 23 November 2009 18:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

knew you would like that!

velko, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Happy Birthday. 49 today.

everything, Friday, 27 November 2009 18:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Download the 2010 calendar!

Jblujlama (ljubljana), Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

velko, Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

she's what sarah palin wishes she could be

Maria, Thursday, 28 January 2010 04:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

velko, Saturday, 6 February 2010 22:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cankles?

Madchen, Sunday, 7 February 2010 10:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

I can clear see ankles, even at this distance.

she's what sarah palin wishes she could be

this x1000

mh, Sunday, 7 February 2010 15:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

roaring tiger cub shot from the calendar will be my laptop's background image for quite some time, i'm guessing.

scott seward, Sunday, 7 February 2010 16:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

On her way out?

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 7 February 2010 21:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

missin u already

DavidM, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 20:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

love her

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 02:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

damn

pro bono publico (history mayne), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Ousted!

Matt #2, Wednesday, 3 March 2010 19:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

NO!!!!

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 01:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

she'll be back

he often deploys multiple browsers and constantly replies to himself (velko), Thursday, 4 March 2010 01:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

YES.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 01:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Come here and be our Prime Minister!

naus, Thursday, 4 March 2010 07:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Biden's single, he should totally hit that

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Thursday, 4 March 2010 07:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

no he isn't! but yeah.

goole, Thursday, 4 March 2010 08:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The 19 Most Obvious Sockpuppets of the Decade (velko), Sunday, 21 March 2010 03:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8645847.stm

Would Yulia throw eggs at people?

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 May 2010 08:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

this guy

Greatest contributor: (history mayne), Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I saw David Cameron checking out Nick Clegg's arse in much the same way at that press conference yesterday

Whirlwind Bromance (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bribery probe vs former Ukrainian leader reopened

(AP)

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian prosecutors say they are reopening a bribery investigation involving former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko that was suspended in 2005.

Tymoshenko helped spearhead the Orange Revolution that brought the Western-leaning Viktor Yushchenko to the presidency in 2005. She became his first prime minister.

Thereafter, prosecutors ceased investigating whether she had tried to bribe a judge to end court proceedings against a former associate from the now-defunct Unified Energy Systems.

Tymoshenko headed the company before becoming deputy prime minister in 1999.

Prosecutors said Wednesday the case against her has been reopened, and Tymoshenko, who lost to Viktor Yanukovych in this year's presidential race, said the move is politically motivated.

she looks pissed

velko, Monday, 17 May 2010 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

tomofthenest, Thursday, 27 May 2010 08:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

buzza, Monday, 2 August 2010 16:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

hope she doesn't get arrested

naus, Friday, 31 December 2010 05:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

ukrainian politics

not a good scene

Nedrag "Neđa" Mijatović (nakhchivan), Friday, 31 December 2010 05:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

her daughter

Nedrag "Neđa" Mijatović (nakhchivan), Friday, 31 December 2010 05:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Ukraine ex-PM faces new charges over vehicles purchase
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE70Q58X20110127

buzza, Friday, 28 January 2011 00:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

buzza, Friday, 15 July 2011 21:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have at least three Yulia t-shirts lying around somewhere. She's fascinating and repellent in almost equal measure.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Friday, 15 July 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh, buzzapause

Spotify, Spotify me (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow, it's easy to pick out the word for 'hair' when you know they're talking about her

j., Saturday, 16 July 2011 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Somewhat crumpled.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

For the sake of balance.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

... HUGE tracts of land.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Stupid Reuters, that was in reference to this photo.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

She's in choky!

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 11:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Someone make free Yulia shirts. Would wear.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 11:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Unless, of course, she's done something horrific. Then maybe would not wear. Didn't read the article.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 11:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

it sounds nakedly political

full on... mask hysteria (history mayne), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 11:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's political, but she's probably guilty as charged. Also guilty of stealing $10bn in gas before entering politics, but that's not mentioned much these days.

On the other hand, Yanukovich is allegedly a convicted rapist so nobody comes out of this looking too shiny.

Slice Me Nice (ShariVari), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

allegedly convicted?

kate78, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

also both rape juice and gas are shiny

puerile fantasies (Matt P), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

what kind of politician is she? like liberal, nationalist, what? don't know a thing about ukraine, except one 'side' is pro-moscow and the other not

5ish finkel (goole), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

One of my friends here at work is an American but grew up in Ukraine and her dad still lives there so I just went and asked her. This is what I got in about 4 mins.

She's anti-socialism.
She bribed her way into office.
Generally well liked.
Pushes heavily for a return to traditional Ukrainian identity and is pro-isolationism.
The awesome hairdo is based on traditional styles and probably ties into the above.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

her party was called "fatherland" and is now just named after her which is bad vibes imo

5ish finkel (goole), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

thx for asking your friend!

5ish finkel (goole), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha np

I ask her stuff about Ukraine all the time - I find it really interesting especially hearing about what I was like growing up as an American there (pretty boring apparently!). She's going to teach me how to make Russian baked things. Oh this is funny - she's fluent in Russian but I think I'm the only one who knows that. We have about 5 Russian scientists who talk to one another only in Russian and she eavesdrops all the time. She is a valuable resource tbh.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

allegedly convicted?

He did jail time for something but there are questions over exactly what it was. He claims it was assault, other people say it was rape. the records have mysteriously vanished so it's impossible to prove either way. He's a thug, though.

She's anti-socialism.
She bribed her way into office.
Generally well liked.
Pushes heavily for a return to traditional Ukrainian identity and is pro-isolationism.
The awesome hairdo is based on traditional styles and probably ties into the above.

She's anti-socialism, for sure. She's very popular in the nationalist West of the country and has pockets of support in Kyiv and other places but is loathed in the East and South where most of the people are Russian-speaking - a language she claims to no longer understand. She's pro-EU and anti Russian influence.

As with most Ukrainian politicians though, the policies are entirely secondary to the influence of her backers. She represents business interests in the West, Yanukovich represents business interests in the East. Everyone else is an afterthought.

Slice Me Nice (ShariVari), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

;_;

Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know anything about this. I'm really shocked - the charges seem to be exceeding powers and signing a bad deal i.e. anywhere else that's a political matter. Seven years, crikey.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

She deserves to be in jail. Not 100% sure she deserves to be in jail for this.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's the backstory here? I've not been paying attention recently - was assuming Ukraine's been muddling along like something approaching a normal country.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ukraine's never been a normal country. The competing factions are less interested in policy or national identity (Russian vs Ukrainian) than protecting the interests of their dodgy business contacts, Yulia in the West, Yanukovich in the East. One guy ran on a platform of 'i'm so rich i don't need to be corrupt!' a few years ago but didn't get far. All the key politicians are enormously corrupt and the economy has stagnated as they bicker.

Yulia's billions were built on the back of (literally) stealing gas from Russia so it's always been a sensitive policy area for her, particularly when her role was negotiating treaties with companies across the border.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

;_;

― Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:28 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

She may be stylish, and I love her for that, but she's just another European far-right kleptocrat, anf the Ukraine is better off without her. Except for her prettiness/stylishness.

trapdoor fucking spiders (dowd), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 24 October 2011 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

British rocker and biker Sean Carr has denied reports that he plans to divorce Yevheniya Carr, the daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Segodnya newspaper wrote on Wednesday.

"This is nonsense. We're not getting divorced," the newspaper quoted Carr as saying.

Earlier, the 1+1 TV Channel, citing its own sources, reported that the couple's marriage could fall apart.

According to the channel, Yevheniya Carr no longer lives with the 43-year-old leader of the British band Death Valley Screamers, although on Oct. 1, they were expected to mark the sixth anniversary of their marriage.

The court sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in prison on abuse of power charges in signing a gas contract with Russia in 2009.

Sean Carr earlier came to Lukyanivska jail on a motorbike to support Tymoshenko and attended several court sessions.

buzza, Thursday, 27 October 2011 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

The message is pretty stark - either free Tymoshenko or have your access to the Crocs store hampered for the forseeable future.

They have a decent little camp of 30-40 people set up on Kreschatik with lots of anti-Yanukovich propaganda but it's not going to cause anyone in government sleepless nights.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Friday, 28 October 2011 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Saaaaaaay

Brakhage, Thursday, 2 February 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wau... Evgenia looks like nun from a Jesus Franco film

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 3 February 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Friday, 3 February 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was at the same university as Yevhenia at the same time (i think) but never ran into her. Might have been interesting. Most of my friends loathed her mother with a burning passion, though.

I wonder if the camp is still going now the weather has hit -23 degrees.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Friday, 3 February 2012 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/world/europe/ukraines-jailed-ex-premier-tymoshenko-goes-on-hunger-strike.html?hpw

no pictures since, i guess, she's in jail still.

j., Tuesday, 24 April 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/27/ukraine-bomb-blasts-scores-injured?newsfeed=true

There's been a series of bomb blasts in Dnipropetrovsk. Difficult to know what might be behind it but i doubt it's connected to high-level politics.

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Friday, 27 April 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ending hunger strike after 19 days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17995846

stet, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

buzza, Sunday, 15 July 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

buzza, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Ukraine's Tymoshenko release hangs in balance

Thomas K Amphong (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:59 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Freed

Brakhage, Friday, 21 February 2014 18:44 (7 months ago) Permalink

More context from FP along with many popups

Brakhage, Friday, 21 February 2014 18:45 (7 months ago) Permalink


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