Beauty will save the world
“Beauty Will Save The World!”: Feminine Strategies in Ukrainian Politics and the Case of Yulia Tymoshenko
September 1, 2005. The traditional annual celebration of the “first bell” takes place at the primary school of Sosnivka, a small coalE mining town in Western Ukraine. The firstEgrade
students are presenting a short performance. A tiny girl, Darynka, dressed in a lacy skirt, a red jacket with a downy collar and a wrapEaround braid borrowed by her grandmother
from a beauty salon especially for the occasion) comes to the front. She recites with special expression a poem written by her female teacher.