In late 2004, Vladyslav Kaskiv played a major role in organizing the Orange Revolution, a popular uprising against the presidential vote rigged for Viktor Yanukovych.
Now, however, Kaskiv is working as a top official for his old nemesis, Yanukovych, the beneficiary of the 2004 rigged election that Kaskiv worked so hard to overturn.
Back then, Kaskiv headed the grassroots Pora youth movement. In the first days of the revolution, the pro-democracy group swiftly set up tents along Kyiv’s main street. Their actions inspired millions of Ukrainians. Facing mounting public pressure, the Ukrainian Supreme Court cancelled the fraudulent vote, leading to Viktor Yushchenko’s victory in a repeat election on Dec. 26, 2004.