Protesters Open President's Country House to the Public

Ukrainians wave a national flag as they pose in front of the residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Mezhyhirya, near the capital Kiev on Saturday. Protesters took full control of the Yanukovych residence and opened the premises to the public and the media.
Ukrainians wave a national flag as they pose in front of the residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Mezhyhirya, near the capital Kiev on Saturday. Protesters took full control of the Yanukovych residence and opened the premises to the public and the media. SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

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Ukrainians wave a national flag, above, as they pose in front of the residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Mezhyhirya, near the capital Kiev on Saturday. Protesters took full control of the Yanukovych residence and opened the opulent property to the public and the media. Visitors walked the grounds, admired the oversized bathtub and even played a little golf. The expensive residence has often been a source of frustration to protesters who question its financing and found its construction inappropriate in the midst of an economic crisis.

A man poses in a bathtub at the presidential residence.SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA
Visitors try to play on a golf course at the Ukrainian President Yanukovych's countryside residence.Andrew Lubimov / AP
Ukrainians walk the grounds of the residence of the Ukrainian president.SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA
An opposition protester walks in front of the main building at the residency of the Ukrainian president.GENYA SAVILOV / AFP - Getty Images