Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxing champion and one of the Brown Revolution's Terrible Trio (the other two being Arseny "Yats" Yatsenyuk and neo-Nazi former urologist Oleg Tyahnybok) became mayor of Kiev in June in a quiet, almost unnoticed election, that was overshadowed by bloodshed in Novorossiya. Recently, the opportunistic "Dr. Ironfist" made some waves in his second homeland - Germany.
You see, Klitschko and his younger brother Wladimir moved to Germany in the mid-90s and their professional boxing careers took off there. In fact, the future Brown revolutionary and mayor of Ukraine's capital learned to speak German years before he became fluent in Ukrainian (his native language is Russian). His brother even spells his name in the German fashion with a "W", not the usual "V".
A few days ago, Klitschko visited Berlin, to beg the sympathetic political establishment for their hard-earned euros. At a speech in front of the CDU-affiliated Konrad Adenauer Stiftung political foundation (its ominous, color-coded revolutionary slogan is "Mission - Democracy!"), Kiev's Hizzoner asked for some good ole' Deutsche "know-how" to build a wall separating Ukraine from those evil Muscovites to the East.
The fact that Berlin was divided with a similar contraption for almost 50 years, with countless lives destroyed, was apparently lost on the photogenic former boxer. Of course, the Russian media had a field day with Klitschko's idiotic comments. Many commenters remarked that as a heavyweight boxer, he should not be judged too harshly, after all, he did get hit in the head a lot. And at least he did not ask the Germans for their "know-how" in building camps.
Eugene Girin is a New York-based attorney and commentator.