By Taras Kuzio
In 2000 a beheaded journalist used to be present in a distant woodland close to Kyiv. The corpse resulted in a scandal while it used to be printed that it was once that of a journalist severe of the experts. The President was once heard on tapes, made covertly in his place of work, ordering violence to be undertaken opposed to the journalist. The scandal ended in the construction of a large protest stream that culminated within the victory of democratic competition events in 2002. The democratic competition, led by way of its presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, fought a sour and fraudulent election crusade in 2004 in which he used to be poisoned. common election fraud ended in Europe’s biggest protest move because the chilly warfare which turned referred to as the Orange Revolution, identified after the crusade color of the democratic opposition.
This ebook is the 1st to supply a set of experiences surveying various points of the increase of the Ukraine’s democratic competition from marginalization, to protest opposed to presidential abuse of workplace and culminating within the Orange Revolution. It integrates the Kuchmagate concern of 2000-2001 with that of the Orange Revolution 4 years later supplying a wealthy, specific and unique research of the origins of the Orange Revolution.
This ebook used to be released as a unique factor of the Journal of Communist reviews and Transition Politics.
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Democratic Revolution in Ukraine: From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution by Taras Kuzio