Soviet Union Breakaway Breadbasket

A Kremlin nightmare: the Ukraine seeks sovereignty

If the Ukrainian nationalist movement needed a Betsy Ross, it certainly found one in Orest Kaledin. On a stroll through Lvov (pop. 860,000), the largest city in the Western Ukraine, the biologist turned flagmaker points to five new yellow-and-blue national banners flapping from the town hall. They are his and his wife's handiwork, says Kaledin with pride. He dreams of designing uniforms and ensigns for a revived Ukrainian army. Pointing out a friend on the street -- a scrawny person of decidedly unmilitary bearing -- he explains confidentially that the young man is destined to become "one of our generals."


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