Ukraine's Soviet Past and Uncertain Democratic Future

NPR's Eric Weiner profiles the country of Ukraine — once a key member of the former Soviet Union with a strategically important position on the Black Sea — and explains what political circumstances have led to the contemporary political standoff there, where supporters of a pro-European presidential candidate are staging mass protests against an allegedly flawed election that put a pro-Russian candidate into power.

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