Boris is depicted in Ukrainian painting and named an honorary Cossack

Boris is depicted in Ukrainian painting and named an honorary Cossack

06/09/2022

What a picture! Boris Johnson is depicted with his ‘freedom-loving haircut’ and blue baggy trousers in a Ukrainian painting as he is named an honorary Cossack as thanks for support during the war

  • Prime Minister has been dubbed Boris Chuprina, which means ‘long lock of hair’
  • Artists have depicted Mr Johnson as a Cossack Mamay, a Ukrainian folklore hero 
  • The Cossacks were a semi-nomadic people who originated in the steppes

Boris Johnson has been inducted into Ukraine’s Cossack community – with a name that pays homage to his wild blond mane.

The Prime Minister has been dubbed Boris Chuprina, which means ‘long lock of hair’, by a Cossack community in Chernihiv in northern Ukraine.

Local artists have depicted Mr Johnson as a Cossack Mamay – a Ukrainian folklore hero – playing the kobza, a Ukrainian folk instrument, in a painting. 

The Cossacks were a semi-nomadic people who originated in the steppes of Ukraine and Russia, and fought for Ukrainian independence.

Local artists have depicted Mr Johnson as a Cossack Mamay – a Ukrainian folklore hero – playing the kobza, a Ukrainian folk instrument, in a painting

They are central to Ukraine’s identity, akin to the medieval knights of Europe and the Japanese samurai. 

A diploma certifying the PM’s initiation will be sent to Downing Street. He was inducted as a ‘sign of respect and gratitude’ for his support of Ukraine, said Andriy Lisovy of the Chernihiv regional museum.

Mr Lisovy added: ‘You can see that he has such a freedom-loving haircut, which underlines his personality, his strong will.’ 

The tribute follows Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky hailing as ‘great news’ that Mr Johnson had won a no-confidence vote on Monday night.

The tribute follows Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky hailing as ‘great news’ that Mr Johnson had won a no-confidence vote on Monday night

Source: Read Full Article