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Friday, March 19, 2010

Anti-Tabachnyk (Tobaccoman) Campaign Kicks Off

Q: A Ukrainophobe runs the ministry of education of what country?
A: Ukraine.

Q: One minister calls another “cheap clown” and “embezzler” in what country?

A: Ukraine.

A lot of Ukrainians want to smoke Dmytro Tabachnyk out of a job. In Ukrainian, tabachnyk means tobacco man.

In 1994-1997, he served as Kuchma's chief of staff. After joining the Party of Regions, he made his mark as a pro-Kremlin publicist who bashed all things Ukrainian and clashed with the Akhmetov-Kolesnikov group. MP Borys Kolesnikov (now Vice PM) once called him “cheap clown” and “embezzler.”

On Wednesday, the АнтиТабачна кампанія (AntyTabachna kampaniya) kicked off in Kyiv and Lviv.

The rally in Lviv gathered a few thousand people, some of whom collected Soviet history books and works of Marxism-Leninism for burning, as initially reported. According to later reports, the books will be pulped, not burned. (We should leave the burning business to those Crimean Russians who burn Ukrainian history textbooks and IDs while chanting “Fascism shall not pass!”)

The rally in Kyiv gathered a few hundred Tabachynyk opponents and a few dozen supporters outside the Ministry of Education. It opened with a brawl but proceeded peacefully after police intervened.

P.S. Tabachnyk has promised to keep views to himself and to go by the Constitution.

If he wants to go by the Constitution, he better hurry because his boss is beating him to it.


Ropi said...

Well, there are interesting things in life, but I am very against when someone is ....phobe and you can put any ethnic group or nationality to the dotted area.
You asked me to send interesting stuff about our elections. Well, he is one of our Prime Minister candidates. :D

Taras said...

Thank you for sharing!

Bokros Lajos must have graduated from the Yeltsin-Yanukovych school of dance:)

Ropi said...

Yeltsin is awesome. :P