Kateryna Yushchenko

Kateryna Yushchenko is the first lady of Ukraine and chairperson of the Ukraine 3000 Foundation. Before moving to Ukraine from the United States, she served from 1986 to 1988 as special assistant to the U.S. assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs. She was also a cofounder and vice president of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation. This essay draws on her address to the Fifth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Kyiv on 6 April 2008.

July 2008, Volume 19, Issue 3

The Orange Revolution and Beyond

Ukraine gained independence in 1991, but its people gained their freedom only in 2004 with the Orange Revolution—an uprising of the human spirit in which Ukrainians joined together to gain a voice in their future.