Revolution of Dignity

Максим - March 18, 2017

Revolution of Dignity or Euromaidan — are the events that took place between November 21, 2013, and February 22, 2014, and were provoked by the political leadership’s decision on renunciation of the course towards European integration and its pivot to the Russian Federation.

On November 21, 2013, the first protesters came to the main square of the country (Independence Square, ‘Maidan’ is the Ukrainian equivalent word for ‘Square’) with ‘tea and coffee’, just as the organizers of protest action urged them to do in social networks.

On February 22, 2014, President Viktor Yanukovich infamously fled from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

We will walk through key places where the revolutionary events unfolded, and we will see the blue and yellow places on the map (where the protesters stood with blue and yellow national flags), black places (where the police and special forces of law enforcement agencies stood in black uniforms) and gray places (where ‘titushky’ wearing gray skully hats and track pants helped the law enforcement agencies to do their dirty work).

We won’t follow the sequence of events — this is not our task. Our task is to show you the places and to convey the sentiments and emotions of people who stood there and fought for their future, as far as it is possible.

We start our walking route from ‘Teatralnaya’ metro station, go down to Khreschatyk Street and stop near the exit of the underground crosswalk at the central entrance of ‘TsUM’ shopping center.