Wednesday, Feb. 09, 2011

Independence Square, Kiev

When Viktor Yanukovych was named the victor of Ukraine's 2004 elections, supporters of Western-leaning opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko poured into Kiev's Independence Square, claiming that their candidate had won. Protesters all wore orange, the color of Yushchenko's Our Ukraine party. The massive protests became known as the Orange Revolution. Eventually, Ukraine's court ruled the vote fraudulent and the results were thrown out. A do-over election awarded the presidency to Yushchenko. But the spirit of his revolution has sagged, and Yanukovych swept back to power in elections last year.