The presidential election in Ukraine this week is being seen as a test of whether its people want to continue in the spirit of the 2004 "Orange Revolution."
During that time, thousands of Ukrainians protested a rigged election that eventually forced Viktor Yanukovych -- the Kremlin backed candidate -- to step aside.
Now, Yanukovych is back and appears to have a solid lead in the polls.
His opponent, Yuila Timoshenko was part of the Orange Coalition and a government that sought closer relations with the west by seeking membership in the European Union and NATO.
If Timoshenko loses, however, many believe Ukraine will come back under Russia's thumb leading to less political, economic and religious freedom.
CBN News spoke with Sergey Rakhuba of Russian Ministries about this election and its possible outcome. Click play for Rakhuba's comments.