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Monday, January 19, 2009

Vodokhreshcha: Yushchenko Ice-Swims, Tymoshenko Flies to Moscow



Today, the Orthodox world celebrates the Feast of Theophany, known as Vodokhreshcha in Ukraine.

As expected, President Yushchenko performed his annual ice swimming ritual. Kyiv Mayor Chernovetsky followed suit.



Opposition leader Yanukovych, who prides himself on adhering to the same practice, called in sick.


Meanwhile, PM Tymoshenko flew to Moscow to sign the gas deal. According to some reports, the deal includes a quarterly revision clause that will revise the gas price paid by Ukraine based on the fluctuating price of oil.

The deal reportedly leaves RosUkrEnergo in the cold.

Video uploaded from:
http://censor.net.ua/go/offer/ResourceID/110759.html
Original video source: http://tsn.ua
Other sources:

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2009/1/19/88041.htm
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2009/1/19/88014.htm

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2009/1/19/88002.htm
All photos courtesy of the President’s press service

4 comments:

Ljudmila said...

You need to have some courage to venture to that (I mean the swimming ;)

Taras said...

You're right, Ljudmila!

It takes a certain degree of courage and physical fitness. As an ice-swimmer lite, I know that firsthand:)

I just wish our President had more courage and political fitness.

Gabriela said...

We are over 25°C right now... but those pictures made me chill!

Taras said...

Hace mucho calor en Lima! Welcome to Ukraine!:)