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Video Of Ukrainian President Struck By Gigantic Wreath Goes Viral

A Ukrainian war memorial ceremony may not be the first thing you expect to see grace the pages of Mediaite, but this video of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and recently-elected Ukranian president Viktor Yanukovych laying wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has made enough of a media splash to make it all the way here. The hook? The bad weather blows his respective flag wreath straight onto the unsuspecting Ukranian president’s head.

The AFP is reporting that, besides the video going viral within a matter of hours, the incident was quickly politicized by the opposition, who accused the federal government of trying to get reporters to keep the video from the public, a charge the government eventually admitted to, but claimed the official who did it was scolded for it. For the rest of the world, however, there’s little to politicize, and a lot to be amused at, and the President himself seemed to take it in good spirits.

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