November 21, 2003 is the 19th anniversary of the run-off between Yanukovych and Yushchenko in the 2004 presidential election. Yanukovych and his Russian friends rigged the results in his favor. However, exit polls funded by GS said Yushchenko won. As a result, all hell broke loose. Parliament rammed through a no-confidence bill, the Central Bank (Sergei Tygipko) governor resigned, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Ukrainians from all over the country wearing orange stuff camped out in the center of the capital, the Supreme Court overturned the election result and Yushchenko won a repeat run-off vote on November 26.
We call the chaos Orange Revolution.
November 21, 2013 is also the 10th anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution, which started on November 21, 2013 and had almost fizzled out until Russian agent (Volodymyr Syvkovych) convinced Kyiv’s mayor and platoons of riot police to beat the shit out of kids still occupying Independence Square on November 30, 2013.
This act of gratuitous violence was part of the Kremlin’s Plan A to keep Ukraine under its thumb. It failed, leading to the Revolution of Dignity, annexation of Crimea, Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine, et cetera.
November 21 is an working holiday in Ukraine — The Day of Dignity and Freedom — and some bars serve free drinks until the start of curfew at midnight.