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You Won’t Fool the Children of the Revolution

21st century revolutions are brought to you by Old Navy. Saffron belongs to Burma, Orange belongs to Ukraine. Maybe Waziristan can go for Burnt Sienna after it regurgitates bin Laden and his band of merry men. Thoughts for the morrow. … Read More

By / September 30, 2007

21st century revolutions are brought to you by Old Navy. Saffron belongs to Burma, Orange belongs to Ukraine. Maybe Waziristan can go for Burnt Sienna after it regurgitates bin Laden and his band of merry men. Thoughts for the morrow. But Kiev's political turmoil is, for now, at an end:

The snap election – the third national poll in three years – was called in an attempt to resolve a long-running power struggle between Mr Yushchenko and Mr Yanukovych, who favours closer ties with Moscow.

Mr Yushchenko and Ms Tymoshenko struck a last-minute deal before the poll to form a coalition in parliament, under which the president would make Ms Tymoshenko his prime minister.

You can expect that this won't go down smoothly in the Kremlin, and it may be time for Yushchenko to keep his dermatologist on retainer again. Still, it's a symbolic victory over the forces of Soviet-era autocracy.

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