LYUDMILA YANUKOVYCH, WIFE OF EX-PRIME MINISTER VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH, SPEAKS AT A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF HER EMBATTLED HUSBAND
Lyudmila Yanukovych attempted unsuccessfully to burnish her husband's image during a Nov. 29 rally in Donetsk:
"it's simply an orange orgy there,' said the not-quite first lady referring to pro-Yushchenko protests in Kyiv. "There's rows and rows of felt boots - all of it American-made ! See! And mountains of oranges! Oranges! And the background is 'orange sea, orange sky ...' [a line from "Oranzhevaya Pesnya," a popular song for kids - ed.] Gosh! It's just ... it's a nightmare! And look here, guys: those oranges aren't just any oranges - they're loaded. People - take an orange, eat it - and take another one. See! And the hand keeps reaching, keeps reaching for it. I was on my way here; there was news. They said people in the square are getting poisoned, on a mass scale. Frequent hospitalizations. They bring people in with meningitis! What have we come to? And they keep standing, keep standing! Eyes simply glazed over! Just like that!"