Friday, September 29, 2006

Holy Moses!

A story from the Lugansk-based 'parallel-media' site:

Yanukovich bangs his forehead while praying

The prime minister of the Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich sustained an injury to the frontal part of the head.

When participating in the traditional kissing of a icon in the Svyato-Uspensky Cathedral, Donetsk, he struck his forehead firmly against the protective glass. As a result of this there appeared a reddening from the impact on the right side of the forehead of the leader of government.

Yanukovich was visiting the Cathedral to take part in the orthodox liturgy, where he was greeted at the gates by the Donetsk and Mariupol Metropolitan Illarion.

Yanukovich brought with him a 1.5m square icon as a gift. When asked by journalists, what was depicted on the icon, neither members of the press- service of the Donetsk Oblast administration, nor the PM's press- secretary Denis Ivanesku, could give an answer.

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