The Official Prime Minister Of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko Picture Thread!

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scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:55 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.peteykins.com/sparklepics4/YuliaTymoshenko012808.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

http://blog.kievukraine.info/4512.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

http://blog.kievukraine.info/uploaded_images/5274-725116.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

http://cnbceb.com/images/2007/nov/29.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Why does she have a challah on her head?

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

no challah:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd172/Hoodtan/yulia-tymoshenko-017.jpg

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0egZbuK2HP6qm/610x.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

in U Crane, wall bomb U:

http://images.worshiptheglitch.com/yulia_tymoshenko.jpg

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.tulipgirl.com/mt/archives/PeaceYulia.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/vkhokhl/9587284.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.ibyut.com/getinvolved_files/blocks_image_1_1.png

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

http://blog.kievukraine.info/uploaded_images/5427-732886.jpg

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

getting blonder.....

http://www.tymoshenko.com.ua/img/photos/0/98_small.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

this woman ages like foine woine

http://newsfromrussia.com/img/idb/tymoshenko-2.jpg

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:16 (thirteen years ago) link

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

roxymuzak, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:16 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.tymoshenko.com.ua/img/photos/0/233_small.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:17 (thirteen years ago) link

I reckon her natural hair color is dark blond

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:18 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.tymoshenko.com.ua/img/photos/0/711_small.jpg

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:18 (thirteen years ago) link

excellent hairdo progression on her website:

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

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

someone submit this to hotchickswithdouchebags:

http://www.tymoshenko.com.ua/img/photos/1/1395_small.jpg

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

warmsherry, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:23 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

i find it sinister and frightening, but still attractive

roxymuzak, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:31 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

it is i believe a tradition ukrainian style

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

x-post! exactly!

scott seward, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:46 (thirteen years ago) link

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

J0hn D., Monday, 1 December 2008 02:08 (thirteen years ago) link

why did she let her daughter marry k-fed

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

because he look intrsting

J0hn D., Monday, 1 December 2008 02:41 (thirteen years ago) link

its a great hairdo-as-political-move

roxymuzak, Monday, 1 December 2008 02:50 (thirteen years ago) link

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

fields of salmon, Monday, 1 December 2008 04:44 (thirteen years ago) link

she's got a kind of angie dickinson thing going on
http://static.flickr.com/54/119208967_16e268afeb_o.jpg

velko, Monday, 1 December 2008 04:53 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

her daughter

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9288/665small2xa.jpg

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

four weeks pass...
five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKgyCjWye-I

buzza, Friday, 15 July 2011 21:00 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqgQPa5zag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=416apD8dX4g

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 (eleven years ago) link

oh, buzzapause

Spotify, Spotify me (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/5Uyb4.jpg

Somewhat crumpled.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:31 (eleven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/NhPxj.jpg

For the sake of balance.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

Stupid Reuters, that was in reference to this photo.

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

three weeks pass...

She's in choky!

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

Someone make free Yulia shirts. Would wear.

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

it sounds nakedly political

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

allegedly convicted?

kate78, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

also both rape juice and gas are shiny

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

thx for asking your friend!

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

;_;

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

;_;

― 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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjXwlIb25O0

buzza, Monday, 24 October 2011 01:18 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/BiLxA.jpg

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 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Saaaaaaay

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/files/tymoshenko_0.jpg

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

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 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXGI4MXuuA

buzza, Friday, 3 February 2012 00:10 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

two 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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

stet, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:31 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...
three months pass...

http://www.tymoshenko.ua/assets/13150/thumbs/600/061-tim_hosp-a.jpg

buzza, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:58 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Ukraine's Tymoshenko release hangs in balance

Thomas K Amphong (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:59 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Freed

Brakhage, Friday, 21 February 2014 18:44 (eight years ago) link

More context from FP along with many popups

Brakhage, Friday, 21 February 2014 18:45 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

She’s got a gun.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CacS3JmgYpM/

Madchen, Sunday, 27 February 2022 21:49 (five months ago) link


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