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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Who's going to control Ukrainian Gangster Capitalism?

That seems to be the main question in the ongoing electoral crisis in the Ukraine, according to the WSWS. Yanukovich has ties to wealthy and powerful Russian interests, and would likely keep the Ukraine tightly linked to the robber barons who have dominated Russia for the past 15 years. Yushchenko has ties to even wealthier and more powerful westerners, like George Soros, Madeleine Albright, and former Carter national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski (and doesn't his name keep popping up all over the place?). Both sides hope to exploit the Ukraine's resources and labor for profit--the main question being who gets the profits (hint: it won't be Josef or Irina Sixpackchenko in Kiev).