Tabloid continues exposing the lifestyles of Ukrainian elites, who proudly divorce themselves from the country’s living standards.
As thousands of Ukrainians lose their subsistence jobs and consumer confidence plunges to its 8-year low, Ukraine’s giant income distribution gap becomes ever more visible.
President Yushchenko’s call for frugality goes only so far.
In fact, it clearly falls on deaf ears when it comes to the President's entourage, including his protégé Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky, the Mayor of Kyiv.
Most interpersonal communication occurs in nonverbal mode, of which clothing makes up a large share. So when a person who professes noblesse oblige puts on a $40K coat to meet and greet homeless children, what does he communicate?
Tabloid estimates the Mayor's entire Zilli collection at Hr. 450,000-500,000, or $62,155-69,061 at the current official exchange rate.
This equals the amount that the City Hall allocated in May for utility bill subsidies to underprivileged Kyivites.
Photos courtesy of Tabloid and Dmytro Amidov of the Kyiv City Hall press service