Sometime after the election, my friend's 9-year-old daughter was assigned to write a "folk fairy-tale" that ended with Yushchenko's victory. Later, the teacher assigned the kids to compose a poem praising Yushchenko.
During the election, the same teacher asked the kids who their families were voting for - and everyone raised their hands and yelled, 'Yushchenko!' My friend's daughter abstained and, when asked, replied that they weren't voting for anyone. The teacher told the girl to tell her parents to make up their minds fast.
Instead of going over to the school and kicking the teacher's ass, my friend is blaming Yushchenko. She's even compared him to Stalin once - but then admitted that it was somewhat of an exaggeration.