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December 28, 2004

The Kathy She Knew

"I met Kathy during the Cold War days, doing rallies and events in support of freedom and democracy for the Soviet bloc. (She loved Ukraine deeply -- to this day most of what I know about Ukrainian culture is what she taught me -- but she cheerfully worked to free all the Captive Nations.) At the time, most people thought the Cold War would go on for decades. Only true believers did the work Kathy did. There was no glory in it; certainly no money (one usually had to supply one's own money) nor prestige. . . . But Kathy wanted Ukraine to be free and she was in the cause because of that love. I can't say I am surprised to see that she is still on the job, because I never met anyone more dedicated to the freedom of her homeland than Kathy.

Amy Ridenour has a great post about when she knew and worked with Kateryna Chumachenko Yushchenko.

Quite a vivid difference from Lyudmilla "And their hands reach out for another orange" Yanukovich.

(Via FeebleKnees)


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Dear Tulipgirl, Do you have any idea why she is not referred to as Mrs. Yuschchenko in press but most commonly by her maiden name? Is it her preference? Is it customary? Just wondering, Thanks.

Posted by: Hello at December 28, 2004 03:30 PM

I have no idea.

And to be honest, I've seen and heard very little from Mrs. Yushchenko.

We have a couple of great photos of her at the press conference the other night. But, honestly, Yulia is a more striking figure.

With two great women alongside him, Victor Yushchenko can hardly go wrong. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at December 28, 2004 03:51 PM

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