Mezhyhirya becomes Ukraine's newest public monument to corrupt excess

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Feb. 23, 2014 17:54
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An anti-government activist stands guard at the main building of Ukrainian President's residency near Kiev on Feb. 22. Ukraine's border police blocked Viktor Yanukovych from flying to Russia and the embattled president is thought to be "hiding" in the country's east, the newly elected parliament speaker said on February 22. "He tried to take a plane to Russia but he was blocked in doing so by border police. He is currently hiding somewhere in the Donetsk region," Oleksandr Turchyno was quoted as saying by Ukrainian news agency Interfax. AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV
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VILLAGE OF NOVI PETRIVTSI, Kyiv Oblast – In the tradition of czarist opulence and excess, ex-President Viktor Yanukovych spared no expense when drawing on inspiration from the Versailles or Peter the Great’s Peterhof palace.

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