Wrong Photo

Kiev mayor Leonid Chernovetsky in paedophile article
The mayor of Kiev city, Leonid Chernovetsky.

Yesterday one of the Britain’s most popular newspapers has published an article about such nasty thing as paedophiles. They needed a photo to illustrate the article so they got one, probably from the online photo banks selling loyalty free photos cheap, probably by just searching for “lie detector” keyword. They blured the face – well, it’s not something where they could not not blur it, and published. But when Russian audience got access to the article they found out that blured-faced-guy is a hero of many Russian internet lore – the mayor of the Kiev city Mr. Leonid Chernovetsky, known in Russia as Leonid-Cosmanaut for his weird behavior, manners and statements.

Kiev mayor Leonid Chernovetsky in paedophile article 2

The screenshot of the Daily Mirror website with the article live.

After the buzz in Russian blogs has reached the editors of the newspaper the article was taken down, but it’s copy is still available (as of now) at the google cache, here is the link.

Kiev mayor Leonid Chernovetsky in paedophile article 3

An article on Russian website comparing two photos

And here is a small footage that made him Russian blog-hero:

Here is a translation:

“…interested in that people trusted in God [pause] were visiting Orthodox churches [pause] mosques [now longer pause] ehhhh… [pause again] ehhhh… other cult ehh.. places, and for jews and for those who are into Jewish religion and ehhhh.. how do you call that? Errmmm… Hindru? Hindruss… [pause, someone trying to give him a hint] Huh? No, no. [pause]…And for others. [another hint from someone] Huh? Yes, yes those who are into Hinduism, and are into [pause again] Buddhism.”

22 thoughts on “Wrong Photo”

  1. Do not ‘do it’ with mother Russia, or else your photo will be used on the “Daily Mirror” to symbolize pedophilia.

  2. Pingback: The Reticulator » Oops
  3. Oh hey, just thought i’d let you know about this awesome website I found

    Basically its giving people 100% FREE iTunes cards!
    You don’t need to spend a penny, login, or download anything! 🙂

  4. Thank you very much for this article! I was wondering if I could use this article on my website? Of course source and a backlink will be given to you. Do let me know!

  5. Hey there, I was just surfing the net and came across your website . Thought I’d say hi and tell you that I’ve enjoyed my visit here, hope you have a great afternoon!

  6. I was very thrilled to twig this site.I wanted to thank you for the benefit of this serious read!! I unequivocally enjoying every small scintilla of it and I comprise you bookmarked to stay out recent stuff you post.

  7. I saw this picture in a different website and in that picture it was said that he was drunk when this picture was taken. It’s just sad that the city mayor is not a role model to his people.

  8. I discovered this info to be fairly useful for one among my new websites. I hope you don’t thoughts but I’ve linked again to your web site as you have some good information here.


Leave a Comment