Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko
The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, is giving Sarah Palin a run for her money in the political hottie department.
In 2001, before Palin entered the world political stage, 47-year-old Tymoshenko was dubbed one of the most beautiful women to enter politics.
Known for her Princess Leia-like braids, Tymoshenko was named the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2005.
Tymoshenko also rivals Palin in political controversy. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, she was a successful business woman in the gas industry. Nicknamed “gas princess,” she was accused of reselling large amounts of stolen gas and avoiding taxation of those deals. She was also accused of giving former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko kickbacks in exchange for her company’s stranglehold on the country’s gas supplies.
I first heard about Tymoshenko from Daniel at Daniel’s Big Trip, who recommended I do a post about her. Well, I didn’t listen and now it seems like everybody wants to know about her. So this one’s for you Daniel.
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