In the online community, the word "improvement" has mostly sarcastic sense. But Yanukovych can see real improving, which can be felt at every meter of Mezhyhiria, reports Ukrainian Pravda.
The most recent photographing of the area was carried out six months ago, September 3, the 2012, but the footage became available only recently. Previous satellite imagery of the residence was dated August 27, 2011.
Thus, comparing, we can see how life has changed for Yanukovych in exactly one year of leading the country.
While the state is going through the next stage of the global crisis, Mezhyhiria continues its Belle Epoque. A few "strategic" facilities tha now adorn the presidential weekdays of Viktor Yanukovych have been completed.
As can be seen from the satellite images, in a year several construction sites disappeared - the work there is complete.
The first thing that catches your eye is a golf course, which now pleases Yanukovych. Do you know many personal golf courses are there in the world? Maintaining an infrastructure costs about half a million euros a year (!), write specialized magazines. In addition, the cost of building it 2-3 million euros at the least.
During the year there are no visible changes here. Ukrainian "Versailles" continues to please its master.
Another unique object at Yanukovych's residence is a private heliport with hangar. As is now evident, it is fully completed. They construction of one in Kanev for Euro 2012 cost the budget 10 million hryvnia.
If you compare the pictures in 2011, then in 2012 around the garage complex they began to construct a few more buildings. In particular, Yanukovych now has his own unique set of greenhouses for 20 climate zones - up to the subtropics. Actually, the phobia of Yanukovych are manifested not only in the increased security measures in terms of bodyguards but also in the organization of a diet. He does not risk using purchased groceries. He is served the food grown in Mezhyhiria.
Near the house where Yanukovych lived before moving to his Hinka house, the construction of the Equestrian Club has been completed.
A year earlier there was nothing on the spot.
These are personal stables of Yanukovych and an indoor arena.
The Yacht Club was also completed last year. To the left is a personal fire station for Yanukovych. The rightmost object has not been identified so far.
None of the Ukrainian TV channels have run a story about corrupt schemes of taking control over Mezhyhiria in the years of President Yanukovych's rue. Meanwhile, the glory of this site is distributed around the world - in the same 2012 articles about the luxury of President Yanukovych ran in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Spiegel, the Guardian, and Huffington Post, as well as on Danish and German television.
Although corruption surrounding the Presidential Palace is censored on Ukrainian TV, it turned out that Ukrainian citizens are well aware of the story. Last fall, the Ukrainian Pravda order a case study, which revealed - despite ignoring the topic of Mezhyhiria, 42% of Ukrainians are well aware of what it is, and half of them are for returning the residence to the state.
The matter of Mezhyhiria is destined to become one of the points of the election programs of opposition candidates in presidential elections. By surrounding himself with luxury, Yanukovych on the eve of 2015 left no other option than to demand the confiscation of his odious symbol of corruption.