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Being Darth Vader

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 00:55

Darth Vader from the ‘Star Wars’ films was bent on eradicating the Jedi Order, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits - local politics, household chores and embroidery. No reporter narration.

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Darth Vader from the 'Star Wars' films was bent on eradicating the Jedi Order, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits - local politics, household chores and embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who officially changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, is a regular sight around the port city of Odessa and ran in October for the post of mayor as head of the Internet Party of Ukraine. He placed 15th out of 42 candidates, while an online petition to appoint him prime minister later gained more than 25,000 signatures.

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Being Darth Vader

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 00:55