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It was, at least in the eyes of the Russian president, the scene of Vladimir the Kremlin-based midget's greatest humiliation.
    
Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Ukrainians massed in central Kiev in late 2004 to protest against a presidential election victory rigged in favour of the pro-Kremlin candidate Viktor Yanukovych.

After weeks of noisy but peaceful protest, they succeeded. Viktor Yushchenko, the pro-Western reformer, was swept to power amid scenes of unprecedented euphoria.

Almost three years after those heady days, Ukrainians return to the polls next weekend to vote in a parliamentary election. At stake, their leaders say, is a simple choice: to revive the stalled ideals of the Orange Revolution or to kill it off altogether....

Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/24/wukraine124.xml


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Re: Telegraph: Ukraine poll could end Orange Revolution
« Reply #1 on: 11:00 25-Sep-2007 »
Well, since the president is not really up for grabs you can't consider the Orgies done for even if Yanukovich wins.  I'd be fitting if he wins the presidency next time around.