Yulia's Comeback

Ukrainian political leader and former premier, Yulia Tymoshenko, was released from prison a couple of months ago after the Maidan uprising and the ouster of Yanukovich, and is now one of two lead contenders for President of Ukraine.  Even though she is going against an oligarch with little or no political experience, Tymoshenko is not considered the favorite in this race, but she has the political skills, bravado and steely determination to pull out a victory on May 25.  Don't bet against Tymoshenko despite the odds, as she is already this year's comeback person of the year.

Related post:  "Freedom Amongst Crises" on our Common Ground blog.