While Ukrainians had a fun time having their run of the presidential state, which included a zoo, a galleon, and a hanger full of antique cars, perhaps the most curious find was a pile of documents unceremoniously dumped into a moat before the premises were vacated and Yanukovych carted off many of his belongings.
Now, journalists are drying out and combing through the documents, and here's what they've found so far.
Thanx to all these docs from Yanukovych's residence, i'm sure we'll see quite entertaining trail on his regime pic.twitter.com/nTFA0vPmGU— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) February 22, 2014
Among the documents were dossiers on social and political activists that Yanukovych apparently feared or at least wanted to keep tabs on.
Among the other records was a receipt for a $12 million cash transfer dated seven months after the president took office. He also was spending money like it grew on trees. From Foreign Policy:
When all of the documents have been catalogued, the reporters investigating hope to put them online for others to peruse.