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Межигір’я – A certain taste for indecency // Ukraine

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On February 21, 2014, when the ousted Ukraine President Yanukovych’s residence mezhyhirya was finally open to the public none of the visitors were probably ready for the over the top melange of kitsch ,excess and indecencies of the whole estate .
The presidential compound , over 140 ha and protected by 6 meters high fences , which also include an automobile museum , a golf green , some man-made lakes and a small zoo hosting ostriches, probably gives a brand new definition to the word « oligarch ».
From room to room, wandering between private sauna and ball rooms on the as intricate as expensive inlaid parquet wood flooring, it’s hard to believe that the place was first emptied by Yanukovych itself, then looted and finally removed from its its more valuable furnitures …

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