Yulia Tymoshenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Today, I got an invitation in the mail to come and meet with Yulia Tymoshenko this evening in the central town square here in Bila Tserkva at 7:00pm. Joshua and I decided to go check it out. We were both amazed at the seemingly endless sea of Ukrainian flags. We were not impressed, however, by having to wait for an hour in the cold while a couple of semi-famous singers lip synced to some mildly patriotic songs. The rest of the crowd didn't seem pleased either, but we all endured and were comforted by the non existent personal space that allowed us to keep warm. Joshua and I stayed just long enough to hear a few words from Yulia and then we cautiously made our way home ahead of the sprawling crowd. Joshua thought it was cool so our excursion was a success.
So many Ukrainian flags!
People stood around in -9C (about 16F) weather to get a glimpse of Yulia
Apparently only this guy remembers the Orange Revolution
Here's a short clip of Yulia in case you were wondering what she sounds like. Notice the two scary security guys on either side of her.