Ukraine: What Crisis?

Despite political turmoil, economic growth is roaring and foreign investment is pouring in

Stroll around downtown Kiev these days, and it's hard to miss the signs of growing prosperity. The Ukrainian capital's golden-domed cathedrals share the skyline with towering cranes and snazzy apartment complexes. Giant billboards plug the latest Samsung (SSNKF) MP3 players and Nokia (NOK) phones. Diners spill onto the street from posh new eateries on Independence Square, where three years ago hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians staged the so-called Orange Revolution that propelled President Viktor Yushchenko to power.

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