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Old 08-04-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Ukrainian President Yanukovych's golden loaf

Ukrainians Try to Solve the Mystery of the Golden Loaf
The ornament, a symbol of corruption in nation’s upper crust, has gone missing
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NOVI PETRIVTSI, Ukraine—After President Viktor Yanukovych fled his mansion here last year, activist Oleksandr Aronets crawled through the ventilation shaft and photographed the opulent objects he left behind: a Steinway piano, a Reuge music box, a carved mammoth tusk.
Lying on a shelf in one of his rooms was a life-size, golden ornament in the shape of a loaf of bread. It wasn’t the most extravagant object, but it was shaped like the most-ordinary, Soviet-style bread—and it became a symbol of the corruption of the runaway leader’s regime.
Entrepreneurs produced refrigerator magnets of the “golden loaf” (25 hryvnias, or about $1, each). Promoters organized an award ceremony to hand out “golden loaf” trophies to the tackiest musicians. A designer created a tribute headpiece.
But now the golden loaf, like the ex-president, has disappeared.
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