May 1, 2014

The Absurd Opulence of Viktor Yanukovych

Dan Peleschuk, Global Post

The Associated Press

Precious religious iconography, fake malachite furniture and really, really bizarre self-portraits.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych


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