Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said about his readiness to give a good lesson to people who distort his patronymic.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, M. Azarov said this at the news conference in the Cabinet of Ministers today when one of journalists addressing him started her question with “Mykola Azarovych” by mistake.
“ I’ll tell you how I fought against such slips of the tongue in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. There was Victor Ivanovych Suslov there. I was the chairman of the Budget Committee and Victor Ivanovych was chairman of Finances and Banking Committee. We were in good friendly terms with him. When taking the floor he used to mix my surname and patronymic like you did. I thought over how to stop him. Once I mounted the rostrum (I never mixed anyone’s surnames and patronymics) and said intentionally: “As Victor Suslovych said…”. That’s all. It is stopped”, said M. Azarov.
According to his words, since then V. Suslov never mixed his patronymic. “Unfortunately, I do not know your surname…In this case I would give you a good lesson”, added the Prime Minister addressing to journalist.