Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

A Poisoned Revolution

In 2004, Viktor Yushchenko, an opposition candidate who became the hero of Ukraine's celebrated (now mourned) Orange Revolution, was poisoned with dioxin. The circumstances are murky, but the diagnosis arrived weeks after Yushchenko fell ill following a dinner he had with Ukrainian security service officials. Although the chemical severely disfigured his face, he was sworn in as President in January 2005.