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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kosmos Praises Babushkas

Coming on the heels of last week’s 4-day hot water outage, he talks about love.

Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky: I love Kyiv babushkas and dedushkas very much. This love is sincere on both sides. I just adore them. I know they will never forsake me. They will never believe that I can even think poorly of them, let alone do something. It’s they who are today’s only contemporary heroes in Ukraine. They secured heating in every home in all of Ukraine. All mayors should bow down before these people, right to their feet. That’s my business with my babushkas. There are 500,000 of them in Kyiv — those who support me — and as long as they treat me with love, I will not leave the post of mayor no matter what positions I’m offered.

Wait a minute. Did he say “offered” in the passive voice? What about his PM ambition? What is this guy on?

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Gabriela said...

Taras: what are babushkas? This is a word I hear a lot, but I'm not quite sure of its meaning.

Taras said...

Babushka is Russian for “grandmother” or “elderly woman.” The Ukrainian equivalent is baba. Unlike former Mayor Omelchenko, Mayor Chernovetsky rarely speaks Ukrainian and habitually violates the language provisions of the civil service law.

Gabriela said...

Thanks for explaining me this, Taras. You are always very kind.