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Ukraine, the biggest country in Eastern Europe is sandwiched between Russia and the West. It was a vital player in the downfall or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991. And the Orange Revolution in 2004 ended the corrupt autocratic pro-Russian regime. But six years later, through the newly elected president Yanukovich, head of the Party of Regions, it has returned to the grips of its powerful oligarchs and Russia. So the people got neither the rule of law nor the democracy they had imagined.
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