Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr
Turchynov, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and his wife,
presidential candidate Anatoliy Hrytsenko and his wife, leading
journalist Yulia Mostova, spent a good chunk of their day queueing at
their polling stations to get ballots.
Although – at least for some of those
people – there is an element of show in this move, it shows that
Ukraine is basically a nation where leaders are moving towards the
idea of being equal with the people they are supposed to work for.
Possibly my favorite picture from this
election, it contains the whole of Ukraine’s past, present and
future. The photograph was taken by Kyiv Post’s wonderful
Chernichkin in a village bordering Kyiv and Zhytomyr region, and
thus reflecting what things really are like in deep province where no
central TV channels care to film.