In this video that went viral on Russian and Ukrainian internet, the mayor of Kharkiv swears at one of his subordinates calling him “son of a bitch”.
[ Note: If you can't see the translated annotations, scroll down to the end of the post to read the transcript of the video ]
Mayor of Kharkiv swears at his subordinates
Speaking in the video is Kernes Gennadiy Adolfovich – mayor of Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine. Curiously enough, he is speaking in Russian (and not Ukrainian) language.
The mayor is addressing Anatoliy Kandaurov – director of the municipal department responsible for elevators and lifts in the city (KharkovGorLift).
This verbal outburst occurred at the emergency meeting of committee investigating the explosion in 9-storied residential building in Kharkiv.
Representatives of media noted that during the committee’s gathering, Kernes was giving loud orders to his subordinates and explaining self-evident things related to the aftermath of the emergency.
It’s not actually clear what was Kandaurov’s fault.
Comments of Russian netizens
Translated from http://madmax.livejournal.com/226294.html
sernep: Basically, Gennady Hitlerovich is right. This is how one needs to treat the officials who do not perform their duties.По большому счету Геннадий Гитлерович прав. Так и надо с чиновниками, которые не выполняют своих прямых обязанностей
adis_71: Well done ))Маладца ))
siingn: By the way, as an option we can introduce a special course in schools: how to be non-corrupt official … the main thing is that the current generation of thieves doesn’t teach it. Кстати как вариант, можно в школах ввести специальные предметы: чиновничье дело без воровства и коррупции и т.п…главное чтобы не сегодняшнее поколение ворья их обучало
manijan: Sure, that’s tough. But there is hierarchy and sometimes it’s impossible to find other words. He did the right thing.Жестко конечно. Существует субординация, но иногда просто других слов не найти. Все правильно сделал
alissa_lucky: Some people can be forced to carry out their duties only with the help of whip, and not otherwise!Есть люди, которых можно заставить выполнять свои обязанности, только с помощью кнута, и не иначе!
Some background of Gennadiy Kernes
The mayor of Kharkiv, Gennady Kernes has criminal record.
In 1988 he was investigated in relation to the accusations in extortion, fraud and timblerigging (confidence trick involving the game with three shells).
In 1992 he was convicted of fraud and received the prison term.
When Kernes entered politics – in one interview he said to have drawn serious “conclusions from his complicated criminal past”.
Transcript of the video
00:01 – You, Kandaurov! Stand up immediately!
00:03 - Listen to me, son of a bitch!
00:05 - If you… listen carefully to what I am saying to you…
00:09 – [If you] one more time ignore your duties like this…
00:14 - if one more time I learn that…
00:16 - that you personally, as director, didn’t control the fulfillment
00:19 - of those promises that you took on yourself..
00:23 - I will multiple you by ZERO. Is it clear for you or not?
00:27 - Say it loudly if you understood…