Living on the Dark Side: Typical day in the life of Ukrainian Darth Vader (PHOTOS)

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Imperial ambitions and dark side deeds are no excuse from chores, especially for a Ukrainian Internet Party leader, who officially changed his name to Darth Vader and never appears in public without a Star Wars villain costume.

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader begins his day early has he walks his dog along the Black Sea shore in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, a Reuters photojournalist found out after spending a day with a Ukrainian man.

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He’s a veteran of Ukrainian politics, for years being the face – or rather, that mask – of the country’s Internet Party.

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Darth Vader has been violating the Star Wars cannon by having not only imperial storm troopers, but rebel alien, Chewbacca, accompanying him during public appearances.

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The Internet Party leader has made several attempts to run in elections at different levels in Ukraine, including the presidential vote in 2015.

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Darth Vader prefers healthy food, using a knife instead of a lightsaber to cut vegetables.

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The Sith Lord’s election campaigns usually end when he refuses to adhere to a legal demand that he removes his iconic black mask and show his face for identification purposes.

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When it comes to favourite movies, the Ukrainian Darth Vader’s obvious choice is the original Star Wars trilogy, in which his on-scene prototype shined.

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In October, over 25,000 people signed a petition calling on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshekno to appoint Darth Vader as prime minister, instead of Arseny Yartsenyuk.

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Embroidering in the comfort of his apartment is good way for the Sith Lord relax after an exhausting day of villainy and chores.

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The politician promised to tackle Ukraine’s problems in ways worthy of his movie namesake, like commissioning a Death Star to boost the economy and defense sectors, as well as making Sith the official language.

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