From being a dreary post-Soviet no-hoper to America's pampered poster child for democracy, Ukraine's transformation under Viktor Yushchenko has been remarkable. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.