The role of Putin in the toilets of Ukraine

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Paper.

President Putin is a great source of inspiration in Ukraine… especially in the toilets.

Two years ago, at the occasion of the first anniversary of the Euromaidan events in Kiev, tourists shops were selling these toilet paper rolls:

November 2014

I had the opportunity of a stopover in Kiev on my way back from Kazakhstan recently and couldn’t resist the temptation to go in the city and check how Kiev was doing, two years later.

November 2016

Conclusion? A bit more joy, a bit more colour, but a still firmly rooted resentment, I guess.


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