The Evolution of Maidan Square


Four years after the revolution, crowds of Maidan square are gone though signs of previous political struggle are still evident.  On the side of a building, a banner reads “Freedom Is Our Religion.”

Meanwhile, flags representing right wing military battalions flutter up above Maidan square.  For more on the Azov Battalion, click here.

A vendor sells military insignia on a table next to Maidan square.

In 2018, however, the war seemed less palpable and the big banner about “Freedom Being Our Religion,” was gone.  More and more, Maidan has turned into a museum with open-air exhibits continuing to honor the memory of martyrs who died in the struggle against Viktor Yanukovych.

Meanwhile, to get a sense of what it was like to participate in the Maidan revolution, head on over to the Ukrainian History Museum where you can literally enter a tent and feel like you are right there in the heart of the action.

The piano was a symbol of revolution.

To see how Maidan square has evolved over time, see my earlier posts.  For example, see my article from 2016 and pieces from 2015 here and here.


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