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November 13, 2008
Soviet style hampers a democratic Ukraine

A recent brawl in the Ukranian Parliament illustrates the intensity of politics in Ukraine today. Remnants of Soviet style also creep into new businesses, which find it difficult to operate in a country still accustomed to the old Soviet ways.

Ukraine achieved independence in 1991 and again in 2004, when pro-Western forces peacefully took control of the country in what was dubbed the Orange Revolution.

Worldfocus special correspondent Dave Marash reports on today’s political realities and yesterday’s revolutionary dreams in Ukraine — where political progress has come slowly.

 

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