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Ukrainian President Yanukovych Dances With Wreaths




Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev paid their respects today at Kyiv's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

It was a blustery day. The two men laid large wreaths -- very large wreaths -- at the memorial. And then the wind really kicked up.

And the inevitable happened.

What's amazing about the video above is the timing. The impeccable timing. Just as Yanukovych bows his head... Well, you've really got to see it for yourself.

-- Grant Podelco

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