“Wearing a watch like this around here is de rigueur. Let’s not write about this subject because it’s uninteresting and mean.”
That’s what she told Serhiy Leshchenko of Ukrayinska Pravda.
Boy, did she wear that $20K Harry Winston watch at Davos!
Back in Ukraine, she likes Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. She drives a Porsche Cayenne.
Who is she? A celebrity?
No, a civil servant!
She serves as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council. Before accepting Yushchenko’s job offer, she used to be a Party of Regions MP and, early in her career, a gynecologist.
In Ukraine, the road from rags to riches is often paved with civil service. Indeed, civil service works miracles in Ukraine. It makes them celebrities before they know it.
It makes it de rigueur for them to consume some of the world’s most expensive brands to run Europe’s second-to-last poorest country.