Kyiv in Colors 2
Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept. 23, 2007, 168 hours before face-off
As the parliamentary campaign in Ukraine enters its last week, I decided to take some pics.
The Battle of Billboards
Stability and prosperity! (PRU) v. The Ukrainian Breakthrough (BYuT)
Enough fooling the people! (Kuchma Bloc) v. Happy family, successful country! (PRU)
Danilych, [Kuchma] the people are with you!
Hexed: She hit you back then, she’ll hit you again!
(a spoof on BYuT’s Zrobyla todi – zrobyt zaraz! She did it back then, she’ll do it again!)
Behind the Enemy Lines
On the Brink of "Civil War"
You see them? Don’t be surprised to find PRU and NUNS tent kiosks within striking distance of each other as they quietly pass out campaign brochures.
Stability and Prosperity, Sidewalk Edition
An elderly lady from the countryside (baba) selling apples near the food market at Shevchenko Square
Stability and Prosperity, Bazaar Edition
“Justice for Everyone” As Seen from a Marshrutka
"Boys, boys, boys, I’m looking for a good time…"
Big Blue (Kyivska Rus Movie Theater)
Big Orange (Lvivska Square)
Can’t You See How Close We Are to a Civil War, Damn It? (Maidan)
Just Another Look at “Stability and Prosperity”
Miss Mature Maidan, aka Baba Paraska
Juggling Campaign Promises
The Bubble Rush of “Better Living Today” (PRU campaign slogan in 2006)
Once Burned, Twice Cautious (Or Should We Say Copycats?)
(PRU supporters break camp at Maidan to be on standby against "election fraud.")
"I believe the children are out future, teach them well and let them lead the way…"
Revolutionaries of all colors, unite! (a NUNS tent kiosk juxtaposed next to Lenin’s Statue overlooking the Besarabsky Market)
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (The Numbers Speak for Themselves)
Monday, September 24, 2007
Kyiv in Colors 2