As you may or may not know, parliamentary elections are coming to Ukraine in few days. Streets of our towns are full of agitation, and so are trash bins.
The region of Kiev where my university is located, in particular, has half of the billboards featuring the same candidate:
Look at this pretty honest face. Just look at it. Would you trust this man anything? Yet he is deputy in Ukrainian parliament for no less than eleven years, changing parties like condoms (this time he belongs to our "dearest" president's group).
Yesterday we, students of the university who pay money for education, had our classes canceled to participate in conference this man held.
Sure thing, we were warned that those who go home or elsewhere instead of conference are going to be penalized. Sure thing, he was late for no less than forty minutes, as we, plebs, can wait for such a patrician.
I don't think I should retell you the content of the conference. It was as trivial as you would expect from power-hungry scumbag of middle tier. He DID answer all of the questions he was asked, but for most part his verbiage meant one of the following:
A) "Sure, we will solve your problem once I am elected"
B) "Our country is in war and so far we don't have spare resources to help you, have patience"
C) "To hell with your question, instead, let's listen to stories of my great deeds and feats before, during and after Maidan!"
As it turns out, he is also moron. See, he accepted our university's ex-provost in his team and took him to this conference. Ex-provost, former member of former ruling party (one that was overthrown as a result of Maidan) is single most hated person in the university. Only complete dumbass would show him as part of his team in NAU.
Today I found out that one of our principals, one who actually teaches us new things (which proven to be rare thing on third course) and who is also a candidate, filed a lawsuit against that scumbag moron for taking students away from educational process to agitate them. Holy grinder, I freaking respect my principal.