Ultima Thule

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Blackberry that started the Orange Revolution

By Aussiegirl

Here's great post from the Canadian blog Nash Holos -- check it out regularly for Ukrainian and musical news.

Nash Holos

In December of 2004, [Former Colorado Congressman Bob Schaffer] was in Ukraine helping monitor the Presidential Election. Ballot fraud was so rampant that a genuine revolution erupted in the streets of Kyiv.

It was history in the making. Armed with my BlackBerry, I began tapping messages to friends back in the States. Somehow, my hourly updates made it to DenverPost.com, and instantly people around the world were following the Orange Revolution through the site in an impromptu blog that day.


At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a great turning point for the US perception of Ukraine


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