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How the social drivers of EuroMaidan differ from the Orange Revolution

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Dec. 6, 2013, 3:35 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Mark Rachkevych

University students rally on Nov. 27 on Independence Square.
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Mark Rachkevych

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Ukraine is having a second revolution in less than a decade. But despite the obvious similarity of  having thousands of people in the streets, their social fiber is quite different. The Orange Revolution was extremely political: organized by politicians, it had purely political demands and politicians as leaders. 

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