The city that owes much of its history to Duc de Richelieu has brought upon itself a history of déjà vu malapropisms by Yanuk de Regions.
While visiting Odesa in 2006, Viktor Yanukovych called Anna Akhmatova "Anna Akhmetova," in a Freudian slip that added to his already impressive “proFFessor” credentials. (In 2004, presidential candidate Yanukovych filled out an application form in which he claimed to be “proffessor of economics.”)
This year, he referred to the famous Odesa-born Soviet journalist-writer Isaac Babel as "Bebel."
Voiceover: Viktor Yanukovych confused writer Babel with revolutionary Bebel.
Yanukovych: And I want to quote this phrase from one of Bebel’s characters: “If you want to observe something from life, come to our yard. There’s enough to be laughed at.”
Touché, ProFFEssor! It’s not everyday that you quote from 'Bebel' or 'Montes-quieu.'
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