The Maidan in Ukraine, tribute and memory
"Euromaidan is a grand historical event and one of the most significant of our time. Its meaning transcends far beyond the scope of Ukraine. It’s a grand battle for the spread of modern forms of democratic rule. I hope those who have risen to power will learn to use it in the interests of the country and the whole of society."
Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama
American political scientist, political economist, and author
Welcome to our page dedicated to Euromaidan in Ukraine! Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Kyiv, Ukraine, Europe, our Europe! Maidan is the main square of the country, all the approaches were covered with huge barricade. Thousands of people created there a revolutionary movement for the Ukraine's entry into the European Union and against a corrupt, brutal and dictatorial government inspired by the neo-Soviet system promoted by Putin's Russia. The event went down in history as "Euromaidan"!
The Euromaidan movement was a broad swathe of people, which saw at its height hundreds of thousands of ordinary Ukrainians, of all backgrounds, all walks of life, all languages, all parts of the country, and all religions. People from all over Ukraine joined Maidan and raised money and contributed to Maidan. The Ukrainians marching and occupying buildings, squares, and streets only wanted the chance to live free in a modern and democratic country, where liberty, legality, justice, prosperity and dignity rule.
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The "Euromaidan Heritage" page on Historia Vivens is maintained to keep a living memory of the events, which took place during the 2013/2014 winter Revolution in Ukraine, and as an eternal tribute to all the brave Ukrainians who fell fighting for a better future for their people and country. Historia Vivens team doesn’t claim any rights on the published materials. All texts and images on this site belong to their respective authors, editors, creators and/or owners, as properly credited, or are taken from the public domain. They are used not for any commercial or other business interests, but only on educational and information purpose, and will be removed on copyright owner’s notice. All views and opinions expressed are that of their respective authors and do not represent the views of Historia Vivens authors.
Please check back regularly as the whole section is under restyling and more contents are being added time by time, as soon as they become available. New texts, videos, pictures and/or links may be added also to the already existing sub-sections, so remember to look there too not to miss anything interesting. Thank you!
last updated: February 2017
some minor graphic restyling and new videos added
The Spirit of the Maidan, a legacy for Europe
We all in Europe talk a lot every day about the principles of democracy and freedom. But actually there has been only a country in our Europe, where a folk kept on fighting whole nights and days even in freezing wintertime for freedom, democracy, justice, independence and human dignity.
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Euromaidan Impressions: thoughts and analysis...
Maidan and Ukraine through the pen of Halya Coynash
Maidan feelings and thoughts by Robert van Voren
A taste of the brilliant comments and live-in reflections on Euromaidan, Ukraine and Eastern Europe by Robert van Voren, a Sovietologist teaching at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) and Ilia State University in Tbilisi (Georgia).
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The threat from the East... hands of Putin's on Ukraine
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All texts and images on this site belong to their respective authors, editors and/or owners as properly credited or are taken from the public domain. They are used for non-commercial purposes and will be removed on copyright owner’s notice. This page is maintained to keep a living memory of the events which took place in Ukraine in winter 2013/2014 without any commercial or business interest. Historia Vivens team doesn't claim any rights on the materials, which are published only on information purpose. All views and opinions expressed are that of their respective authors and do not represent the views of Historia Vivens authors.