Kiev, Ukraine September 30, 2007 Parliamentary Election Day
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September 30th, 2007 – by: oriel
Our hotel looked out over Independence Square - the site of the massive Orange movement a few years before. This year the square was a sea of Blue. The Party of Regions had set up the stages and sound system. And, while the Regional party - backed by Russia - would win parliamentary seats in this election, Ukrainians seemed to feel that the uncertainty and division which had plagued the country since independence, would continue.
We were so excited about being in Ukraine after having it for so long in our plans that we decided to forget about sleep and went out into the square to have a look around. We watched the blue party roustabouts setting up for tomorrow's expected victory then walked up the hill behind our hotel to see some of Kyiv's famous golden-domed churches at Sofiyska Square.
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