Supporters of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko shout slogans during a rally in central Kiev. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Over the past two weeks, extraordinary events and extraordinary pictures in Ukraine -- hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, taking to the streets of Kiev and seen on television throughout the world. They were protesting what was clearly a crooked election, rigged to support the candidate backed by Russia. It was even said to include the poisoning of the opposition candidate.
Our panel discusses the Ukrainian election: the stakes for the former Soviet republic, the controversial role of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the potential impact on other upcoming elections.
A photo essay chronicles the events surrounding the November 21 presidential elections.
Read excerpts from Natan Sharansky's recent book, THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY: THE POWER OF FREEDOM TO OVERCOME TYRANNY & TERROR