Ok - time to git mahself edjuhkated.
For those who - like me - are trying to figure exactly what's going on in Ukraine, don't know enough about the place, and have discovered (as usual) that the press is no help at all, a DailyKos diarist (of course) has come to the rescue. With an excellent article explaining the whole history of the place and the situation. It's in parts, and this is the first one.
Thanks to Matt Gunn for bringing this to my attention.