At Ukrainian lunch in Davos, guests drank champagne with fat

11:09, 28 January 2008
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150 famous world politicians and businessmen took part

A Ukrainian lunch was held in Davos, where the World Economic Forum took place, on Friday. The action is carried out by Ukrainian tycoon Victor Pinchuk and his wife Olena Franchuk annually since the year 2005. Some 150 famous world politicians and businessmen took part in the lunch. They mostly discussed perspectives of investing into Ukraine. The businessmen almost unanimously asked for political stability and less talks about re-privatization.

Russian businessmen Victor Vexelberg (Renova Group of Companies chairman of board), Severstal CEO Alexey Mordashov took part in the lunch. The Ukrainian side was represented by businessmen Rinat Akhmetov, Serhiy Taruta, Petro Poroshenko, and son of Kryvorizhstal owner Aditya Mittal. President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko also visited the Ukrainian lunch. He sat at a table together with his wife and daughter Vitalina, Rinat Akhmetov, the Mittal’s son, the Pinchuk-Franchuk couple, Serhiy Taruta, and Ukraine Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko.

The measure took place in “Morosani” 4-star hotel. Contrary to the previous lunch, when the conference and lunch took place in separate halls, this time the guests could listen to speeches without interrupting their meal. The guests drank champagne, Ukrainian vodka, and orange juice. The most popular dishes were Ukrainian borshch and fat in different variations – smoked, salted, western fat, and lard. Meat, potato pancakes, and vareniks with cherry were also served.

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