Politician Style Watch: Yulia Tymoshenko

Ukraine’s shamed ex-PM, Yulia Tymoshenko: I truly cannot fathom how she pulls off looking like a goat-herder so well.

In fact it’s more than a goat-herder, it’s an uncooked sausage plait encircling her head.  It may be said that this photo is not entirely representative, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t hang with Hell’s Angels in her lunchbreaks.  More to the point, I haven’t come across another picture of her wearing leather.  But who cares, she looks like a desperate Claudia Schiffer and that can only be a good thing for anyone.

Yulia Tymoshenko does not hang with bikers on her lunchbreaks because Yulia Tymoshenko is in jail.  She’s also been on two hunger strikes in as many years, so God knows whether she even gets a lunchbreak.

A gas deal with Russia that was crippled by corruption and corporation led to her final sentencing of 7 years at the beginning of October 2011.  It seems this very much opened a can of Ukrainian worms, with ignored cases of embezzlement, tax fraud and the like being re-examined, particularly by the EU who are now keeping a close eye on the Ukraine’s democratic procedures. Russia is, of course, perplexed; poor old Putin just ‘couldn’t understand why.’  Oh, and there was also some connection to a murder of an oligarch.  I’m sure Putin could get his head around that one.

"What is this 'tweezers' zat you speak of?"

In any case, Tymoshenko will hopefully keep up that stupid hairstyle and gorgeous face whilst in prison, although I hear Nordic blondes find it difficult to wear orange.  The new Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, is a distinctively average looking Russian with bad eyebrows and bad suits.

The hunt for the Next Hot Eastern Bloc Politician continues.

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