The Orange Revolution and Beyond

Issue Date July 2008
Volume 19
Issue 3
Page Numbers 158-161
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Ukraine gained its independence with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, but it did not gain its freedom until the Orange Revolution in 2004. Yet even freedom did not bring change, as Ukraine’s first lady Kateryna Yushchenko notes, but the opportunity to achieve change. On the foundation of the Orange Revolution, the formidable task of building democratic institutions, economic growth, rule of law and civil society, begins.