ORANGE REVOLUTION â€“ 2005, Ukraine â€“ Immediately following the November 2004 Ukrainian election, thousands of protesters peacefully took to the streets, claiming voter intimidation and election fraud. Protesters said the real election winner was Viktor Yushchenko, not Viktor Yanukovych. The countryâ€™s Supreme Court ordered a revolt and Mr. Yushchenko was declared the winner and took office on Jan. 23, 2005. Viktor Yushchenko's top ally Yulia Tymoshenko smiles here in Kiev, Ukraine, on Jan. 24, 2005. Tymoshenko was appointed the nation's prime minister and was a key driving force behind the 'Orange Revolution' that paved way for Yushchenko's victory in a fiercely-contested presidential race.