Ukraine: What is the significance of the Orange Revolution?

The crisis over gas supplies has shown the importance of the Ukraine in relations between Russia and the west and it remains to be seen whether Ukraine will join NATO. Mark Almond teaches at Oriel College, Oxford and has spent time in the Balkans and the former Soviet bloc. He is a frequent commentator in the media on current affairs in Eurasia and is writing a book on the so called colour-coded or “People Power” revolutions. He will
discuss the significance of the orange revolution five years on and the geopolitical importance of the Ukraine.