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Euromaidan as EU-popularizer

The main ideological impulse, indeed, a driver for public protest on Kyiv´s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in late 2013 – early 2014 was the idea that Ukraine should be part of Europe, as opposed to the Russia-led Customs Union. Preceded by the Revolution on Granite of 1990 and the Orange Revolution of 2004, it rightfully became to be known as the Revolution of Dignity and Euro-Maidan.

 

“Euro-Maidan”: one of the posters.

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“Transcarpathia for European Ukraine”: a poster on one of the Maidan tents.

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Car drivers for the EU (Auto Maidan movement)

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National and European symbols sell like hot dogs.

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“Revolution of Dignity”, “The will to change everything!”, etc.

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Auto Maidan cars: “Yes to EC/EU”

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On the fence with the EU flag: “For Ukraine” – words from a Ukrainian patriotic song, which in 1991 was a candidate to be adopted as the anthem of Ukraine:

“For our Ukraine,
For her fate,
For honor and will,
For the people!”

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SberBank of Russia fenced off by protesters.

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Pandas for Euro-Maidan.

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Photos and copyright:

ALEXANDER   SVETLOV



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