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By Serhy Yekelchyk

In 2004 and 2005, notable pictures from the Ukraine made their method around the globe, between them boisterous, orange-clad crowds protesting electoral fraud and the hideously scarred face of a poisoned competition candidate. Europe's second-largest kingdom yet nonetheless an immature country just recently autonomous, Ukraine has turn into a attempt case of post-communist democracy, as thousands of individuals in different international locations celebrated the protesters' eventual victory.
Any try and really comprehend present occasions during this bright and unsettled land, besides the fact that, needs to commence with the Ukraines dramatic background. Ukraine's strategic position among Russia and the West, the country's suggested cultural regionalism, and the gruesome face of post-communist politics are all anchored in Ukraine's complicated past.
the 1st Western survey of Ukrainian historical past to incorporate insurance of the Orange Revolution and its aftermath, this booklet narrates the planned development of a contemporary Ukrainian country, incorporating new Ukrainian scholarship and archival revelations of the post-communist period.
right here then is a heritage of the land the place the strategic pursuits of Russia and the West have lengthy clashed, with reverberations that resonate to this day.

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