future's bright, the future's Orange: or so it seems for Viktor
the Ukrainian president, earns about $5,000 a month, which is
currently five times less than the wages of Europe's highest-paid
official, the German Chancellor. So it seems somewhat strange
that Andrey Yushchenko, the son of the Ukrainian President, has
recently made headlines in the Russian and Ukrainian press for
his exuberant lifestyle.
It turns out
that "children of the orange revolution" live in luxury.
Viktor Yushchenko's 19-year-old son, Andrey Yushchenko, drives
a BMW, which costs more than £90,000 ($155,000). Eyewitnesses
say that the young man ignores road laws and develops speeds of
100 km/h on Kiev's narrow streets.
Andrey was visiting his girlfriend driving her Mercedes CLS 500.
This week, however, the young man was spotted driving a BMW M6
with Czech number plates. Andrey's girlfriend, Anna, owns an apartment
near the building of the Presidential administration in Kiev.
One square meter of such an apartment is valued at more than $4,000.
model BMW M6 costs just short of £90,000 in Kiev. The magnificent
car is available on the base of a customized delivery only. Reporters
found out that there is only one car like that in Kiev; the vehicle
belongs to the son of the Ukrainian president, who recently urged
Ukrainians not to steal, the Ukrainian Pravda newspaper wrote.
Andrey Yushchenko has become a patron of Kiev's most expensive
night clubs and restaurants. Ukrainian reporters have recently
photographed Viktor Yushchenko's son near two most expensive restaurants
in Kiev, which enjoy popularity with footballers from Kiev Dynamo.
Eyewitnesses say that Andrey orders extremely expensive champagne
for 1,000 euros per bottle and leaves $300 for restaurant personnel
The son of
the Ukrainian president obviously has a fondness for expensive
equipment. Andrey owns a Vertu cellular phone, the cost of which
fluctuates from 4,700 to 35,000 euros.
son appears in public with escorting bodyguards, who defend the
young man against reporters' curiosity. The press service of the
Ukrainian president has recently distributed the following statement:
"The car, which I drive, belongs to a friend of mine, whose
name I would rather not expose. My parents hired a group of bodyguards
for me during the election campaign. I realize the responsibility,
which I carry on account of my last name, Yushchenko. I study
and work in a commercial firm, trying to obtain financial independence.
I do not own a collection of vehicles, but I can make money for
my own life."
It is noteworthy
that the Ukrainian president himself earns about $5,000 a month.
This profit is five times less than the wages of Europe's highest-paid
official. Viktor Yushchenko should therefore work for 30 years
before he could afford a BMW M6.
is a student of the Kiev Institute of International Relations.
The Ukrainian president rejected the information about the luxurious
property of his son. Viktor Yushchenko stated as a press conference
on Monday that his son was simply renting a prestigious foreign-made
emphasized that his son works in a consulting firm, the salary
from which helps Andrey pay the car rent and bodyguards' services,
RIA Novosti reports. "This is not a lot of money, but it
is enough to pay for the rent of the vehicle and for the services
of the private security firm," the president of Ukraine said.
to Viktor Yushchenko, his family receives an income of several
millions of hryvnas (the national currency of Ukraine, which corresponds
to US$400,000). The president urged Ukrainian reporters to leave
"women and children" alone if they want to search for
compromising and sensational materials. "Those who know my
son can confirm that this is a well-bred, moral and religious
guy," Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said.
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