The extravagance and outrageous bad taste of the man who fled from the presidency of Ukraine was laid bare when dumbfounded ordinary Ukrainians inspected the residence of the missing president
An old joke is that if you ask a Russian “How much is enough?” you’ll get the reply “More than everyone else”.
And while they’ll do large and big, they tend not to do maintenance:
Bricks paving a recently built path leading to the shore have come loose, making it easy to trip.
Wooden steps in some places have simply been allowed to rot away.
I was never really able to work out, when living there, whether this was all about Soviet stuff, where new could be measured and thus was prioritised over maintenance, which was very difficult to put into the plan, or was something innate in Russianness. Still not sure but tend quite a bit to the latter now.
And ain’t this standard OP:
Shortly afterwards the government sold off the property in a murky privatisation deal, and Mr Yanukovych has remained there ever since.
Mr Yanukovych’s lavish spending on home improvements since – including building a new road with state funds to link it with the government district of central Kiev