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Monday, September 01, 2008

Chernovetsky Confesses

Emboldened by his reelection in May, Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetky has authored a book titled Confessions of a Mayor.

Kyiv Mayor Chernovetsky: I’m a living history of everything that’s been going on in Ukraine. It’s not even a book, it’s just a foreword. And if the book sells well, I will sit down and, in a matter of a few days, will write another one. Actually, I’m quite prolific, I must tell you. My every deed — including the fact that I’m here and talking — is wise. I’m watching your eyes. You’re thoroughly impressed by what I’m saying, right?

Given Chernovetsky’s lack of verbal gravity, the masterpiece appears to have been ghostwritten by extraterrestrials.
His attachment to President Yushchenko — who recently awarded him with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the Fifth Degree (for fending off Tymoshenko?) — has been the talk of town.

It has inspired a spoof themed in The Heart of a Dog, the famous 1925 sci-fi novel by Mikhail Bulgakov scathingly satirical of the Soviet system.

The "Wisest" Ukrainian, According to Yushchenko

Who knows what confessions may lurk inside the “Mayor of Ukraine,” as Chernovetsky once called himself in a Freudian slip indicative of his Napoleonic ambitions.

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