Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election


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  • Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

Aurora, a female polar bear, approaches photographs of candidates (R-L) Yulia Tymoshenko, Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which are attached to slabs of lard or pig fat, while attempting to predict the winner of the Ukrainian presidential election during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) - "Anyone but Poroshenko!" cried the crowd in a Russian zoo on Thursday as a brown bear made its way towards a butternut squash bearing a picture of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Buyan, resident of a zoo on the outskirts of Russia's Krasnoyarask city, was choosing among three squashes, each adorned with a flag depicting the main candidates in Ukraine's presidential election taking place on Sunday.

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