Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ukraine's Political Elite Are Very Rich

The Guardian: Ukraine stunned as vast cash reserves of political elite are made public

New wealth declaration system shows officials owning Fabergé eggs, weapons collections and huge stashes of currency

Two years after angry Ukrainians deposed Viktor Yanukovych and broke into his vast, opulent residential compound outside Kiev, revelations thrown up by a new system that requires government officials to declare their wealth and property online have led many to suspect the new elite are no better.

The declarations, which all officials were required to file by Sunday evening, have made public many curiosities, including politicians who own multiple luxury watches, Fabergé eggs and large collections of weapons. One politician declared that he owned a personal church.

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WNU editor: This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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