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Shocking Opulence Revealed as Ukraine Leader Flees Home
Newsmax.com ^ | 2/22/2014 | unknown

Posted on 02/23/2014 8:18:05 AM PST by rktman

A vast country estate, marble-lined mansions, a private golf course and zoo: the unimaginable luxury of the private residence of departed Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych flung open for all to see.

As parliament voted to oust Yanukovych Saturday and he fled to a pro-Russian bastion in east Ukraine after months of bloody protest again his rule, thousands of Ukrainians wondered awestruck around the breathtaking luxury of his abandoned property some 110 miles from Kiev after it was taken by demonstrators.

"I am in shock," said retired military servicewoman Natalia Rudented, as she looked out over the manicured lawns studded with statues of rabbits and deers.

"In a country with so much poverty how can one person have so much -- he has to be mentally sick.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: billionaires; commies; didiots; flee; oligarchs; palace; russia; socialists; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yanukovych; yuliatymoshenko
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Really? Shocking news? Didiots. That's what the elite do. Whine about how much the want to help the "poor" and that they understand the "little guy and his plight" and how they can sympathize all the while living the life of the "Rich and Famous". And retired military servicewoman doesn't get it. No surprise there. How many millionaire congress critters and s(nake)enators have been created that came for meager means? Mostly all of them. Kinda like the hildebeast making a bundle on a paltry investment. Not that it can't be done. Sometimes it's not just the blind that can't see.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 8:18:06 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

He must have thought his name was Obama.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 8:41:05 AM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: rktman

Is it that Google Maps doesn’t have images of the area, that they didn’t know where he lived (so they couldn’t look it up) or that they don’t know about Google maps over there? Because golf courses and yachts are big enough to be visible on satellite photos.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 8:43:04 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Maybe gooberment restrictions on internet content/access? Do ya think Putin has a luxury dacha someplace? ;>}


4 posted on 02/23/2014 8:46:05 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman

Stalin’s country vacation estate was near Kiev also. They just don’t get it.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 8:46:26 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: rktman
Opulence.

I has it.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 8:49:45 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Rennes Templar

LOL! Do you think the castro boys live in some ramshackle tin hut someplace and suffer empty shelves at the grocery store like the rest of the Cubans. Ummmm, no. Me neither.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 8:50:06 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


8 posted on 02/23/2014 8:50:22 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: rktman

I noted on the other thread last night... Seeing all the pictures leaves me a bit underwhelmed after that headline. Sure, it’s a nice place and maybe the Roman party barge is a bit much. But in all it’s not really all that over the top. Lots of more ordinary tinpot despots have done better. There’s people in my own town with more gaudy houses than that.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 8:52:19 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: rktman

This sounds very much like the “Rich and Famous”lifestyle of our”Resident Dictator”??????????????????


10 posted on 02/23/2014 8:53:40 AM PST by bandleader
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To: KevinB

Look at how wealthy most of our politicians become after a few decades in Washington. Seems like I’ve read than Pelosi’s net worth has increased some 1200% since she arrived in DC.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 8:54:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman
Don't know if ya'll have seen the pics from EnglishRussia.com, but there are 5 pages, I'll have that gold, thanks. ;)
12 posted on 02/23/2014 8:58:22 AM PST by W. (In Soviet Russia, you keep tabs in browser. In America, browser keep tabs on YOU!)
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To: rktman

People think it can’t happen here. When there’s a gap that keeps the elite totally removed from the other 90% or so of the population, there can be a breaking point. I wonder how some of these inner cities will fare if just a few things happen to inflame the pent-up frustrations and the idleness of a huge percentage of the population.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 8:59:55 AM PST by grania
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To: rktman

No kidding. Have any of these people ever been to Africa? The leaders there routinely live high on the hog while their people are mired in poverty. Find a country where the leaders don’t plunder the people. I doubt there is one.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 9:00:26 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: rktman
That's nothing, compared to Mugabe's digs.
15 posted on 02/23/2014 9:03:43 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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16 posted on 02/23/2014 9:04:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: W.

LOL! Looks like an elitists “cottage” in Aspen by comparison.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 9:04:36 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: W.

Great photos. My fav is the man with the mic singing karaoke in Yanukovich’s bedroom.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 9:08:43 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: rktman; reagandemocrat

Glad you liked them! Nice digs, but I don’t need THAT much fancy.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 9:16:36 AM PST by W. (In Soviet Russia, you keep tabs in browser. In America, browser keep tabs on YOU!)
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To: coloradan

Under google images there are several satellite images of the area, some with arrows and labels (not in English). So yes, people knew about it. Most likely they didn’t know what to do about it.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 9:22:33 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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