I see that these statues are like indicators of what is going on in Ukraine in each particular time. In August 2009 the statues were dressed in traditional Ukrainian wear on the honor of Ukrainian Independence Day. In November 2009 the statues put their masks on :( Such a sad reality, guys :(
Another picture which has impressed me in this flu time it is a photo of newlyweds in Lviv wearing face masks.
And finally, here is a photo of Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko wearing flu-fighting mask on their visit to Ivano-Frankivsk.
Ivano-Frankivsk is the one of West Ukrainian cities which suffers badly from flu epidemic as well as Lviv and Ternopil.