An Orange Revolution

A Personal Journey Through Ukrainian History

Krushelnycky, Askold

Book - 2006
An Orange Revolution
In December 2004 the world watched as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians gathered to defy the results of a transparently rigged presidential election. The charismatic popular candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, was disfigured after being poisoned by his opponents. The security forces threatened violent repression. But the demonstrators stayed and, as international pressure grew, the corrupt old regime that had been supported by Putin's Kremlin was deposed. An Orange Revolution is the gripping account of this historic uprising and the events that led to it. Based on firsthand observation and interviews with major players and anonymous demonstrators alike, this is about a people who have forced a lasting change: judges who defied death threats, a murdered journalist, amateur musicians who composed an anthem for the people and soldiers who staked their lives to back the opposition. Also tracing the story of the author's family, who paid a high price for speaking out, this is a captivating book about a defining moment in European history.

Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2006
ISBN: 9780436206238
Branch Call Number: 947.7086 K94o 2006
Characteristics: 360 p. ;,20 cm


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An overview of Ukrainian history is followed by a more detailed account of the revolution of 2004, which was sparked by the poisoning of a leading presidential candidate and an attempt by the Kremlin to manipulate the election.

The Ukraine's Orange Revolution came later than most. The author traces the story of his family, who paid a high price for speaking out, in this captivating book about a treacherous but defining moment in European history.

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