Ukraine's outgoing President, Leonid Kuchma, raised the spectre of civil war engulfing the country after election officials declared yesterday that the Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovych, had won the bitterly fought presidential contest. - The Independent UK - 25 November 2004
a giant statue of Lenin which dominated the main square had been pulled down leaving just the plinth. It was a poignant sight and spoke to me of a nation which had deposed its god but had nothing to replace it. Into the vacuum flooded pornography and the occult.