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Ukraine's Revolution
MARCH 2006
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The Great Divide
Europe's second largest nation is torn between two worlds: In the industrial east and south of the country, most people speak Russian and favor close ties to Russia; in the agricultural west, most speak Ukrainian. This split translates into politics: In the 2004 presidential election, the west voted for Yushchenko, while the east and south voted for his Russia-backed opponent, Viktor Yanukovych.


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