Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko Honoured in Ukraine
By Dmytro Mossienko: Ukraine’s world heavyweight champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko received national award "The Pride of Ukraine" during the official ceremony for the Person of the year 2010, held in the capital of Kyiv on March 26, 2011.
The two brothers humbly expressed their gratitude. Wladimir looked impressed by the poetry read in their honour by one of the models, who sounded like "I know, no one will ever beat you!"
When receiving the statues of Prometheus, the golden award, the two brothers showed a good sense of humour. "This is the first time, when we both get awarded at the same night," said Wladimir smiling, "so at least tonight no one will urge us to contest each other."
It will be hardly an exaggeration to say, that for Ukraine, the nation still struggling to find its place in transition from its troubled past, tremendous success of the two brothers remains a formidable pillar of national self esteem, hope and positive expectation.
March 27, 2011