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What was Euromaidan?

With Euromaidan, Ukrainian society made a choice to definitely leave the Soviet era behind and become part of the free and democratic world. The rebellion against tyranny was guided by a dream of a society governed by law and justice. On this page, we offer you a taste of the revolution and what it means for Ukraine and the region.

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Experience what it was like to be part of Euromaidan with our collection of insider materials about the protests.

See all our articles about Euromaidan here.

 

Some of the best analysis about Euromaidan and its significance.

Many films have been created about Euromaidan. Here is a selection of our favorites, many available online

Drones capture bird's eye view of Euromaidan

The Maidan square in Kyiv gathered up to a million people at one time. Drones captured it all - during protests in the day and a concert in the night. Watch this footage to get a feeling of the spirit of Euromaidan.

Responsibility for Euromaidan massacre

107 Euromaidan activists were shot dead by Yanukovych's regime in 2014. Here is what we know about the culprits: Separating myth from reality: 6 facts on the shooting of the Euromaidan protesters

Decade-long Euromaidan massacre trial ends with life sentence for 1 officer. A Kyiv court has delivered limited justice for the deaths of nearly 50 protesters shot in February 2014, and disproved conspiracy theories about the involvement of alleged “foreign snipers” in the Ukrainian capital. However, true justice is yet to be delivered: the bigwig perpetrators are fugitives in Russia.

Teaching about Euromaidan

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A primer composed by physics teacher Borislaw Bilash II contains everything you need to give a lecture or presentation about Ukraine's newest history.


Spreading inspiration

Maїdan Inferno - a play about Euromaidan. The first Ukrainian play to make it to the French stage was about Euromaidan.


The Heaven's Hundred

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Euromaidan, occupation of Crimea, Russia's hybrid war in Donbas

Confused about events in Ukraine? We don't blame you. The protests started when then-President Yanukovych declined to sign the Association Agreement with the EU at the end of November 2013 and escalated into a de-facto revolution that left a hundred dead. Immediately after, Russia started a stealthy annexation of Crimea and takeover of South-Eastern Ukraine. The latter, being unsuccessful, has led to a frozen conflict in Donbas with which Russia hopes to continue to destabilize Ukraine. Here is the a short yet comprehensive guide through the chronicle of newest Ukrainian history - the Euromaidan revolution and subsequent Russian occupation and hybrid war. By Borislaw Bilash II, author of Primer about Russia's hybrid war.

Timeline of the Euromaidan protests

A brief history of the protests in Kyiv is below. Source>>>

 


 

Euromaidan as a formative element of the Ukrainian nation

Euromaidan,

rebirth of the Ukrainian nation,

and the German debate on Ukraine’s national identity

A brief glance into history reveals what a definitive role Euromaidan has played in the formation of the Ukrainian nation. This article by Winfried Schneider-Deters explores how Ukraine’s recently won independence is under threat, how Putin became a midwife of the Ukrainian nation, bilingualism and the war of secession in Donbas, delves into issues of Patriotism/‘positive nationalism’ in Ukraine, and contributes to the recent German debate on Ukraine being an 'artificial nation’.

Read: Euromaidan, rebirth of the Ukrainian nation, and the German debate on Ukraine’s national identity


 

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