Maidan

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Independence Square, is the focal point of Kiev and it has acquired a name far outside Ukraine thanks to the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Euromaidan protests in 2013/14 which eventually led to the end of the presidentship of Viktor Yanukovych. Seeing and being on this place was very exciting. Not because of its beauty; lined with Soviet buildings now filled with large advertising boards and on the ground there are windows giving daylight to the underground shopping mall, the place is best described as cluttered. All the excitement lies in its recent history. The protesters were gone as I was there, but there are still many memories left of the protests, and not the least for those who fell victim for the snipers. I also had the pleasure to enjoy Independence Day at Maidan, when the place was packed with people.

As for the name - in Soviet days this was the October Revolution Square. When it was renamed after independence, rather than using the regular Ukrainian (and Russian) word for square - ploshcha - they dug up maidan, a word of Arabic origin, from the language archive.

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1. Freedom


2. Independence Column


3. Maidan Overview I


4. Maidan Overview II


5. Maidan Overview III


6. In Memory Of


7. Exposition


8. In Memory Of II


9. Independence Day I


10. Independence Day II


11. Independence Day III


12. Independence Day IV


13. Independence Day V


14. Independence Day VI


15. Independence Day VII


16. Maidan Photos I


17. Maidan Photos II


18. Maidan Photos III


19. Independence Day VIII


20. In Memory Of III


21. In Memory Of IV


22. Maidan Underground


23. More Maidan Photos


24. Another Day at Maidan


25. Proof


26. Yet Another Day


27. Folk Ensemble


28. Batman


29. Woman of Independence

 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence
 

1. Freedom
 

2. Independence Column
 

3. Maidan Overview I
 

4. Maidan Overview II
 

5. Maidan Overview III
 

6. In Memory Of
 

7. Exposition
 

8. In Memory Of II
 

9. Independence Day I
 

10. Independence Day II
 

11. Independence Day III
 

12. Independence Day IV
 

13. Independence Day V
 

14. Independence Day VI
 

15. Independence Day VII
 

16. Maidan Photos I
 

17. Maidan Photos II
 

18. Maidan Photos III
 

19. Independence Day VIII
 

20. In Memory Of III
 

21. In Memory Of IV
 

22. Maidan Underground
 

23. More Maidan Photos
 

24. Another Day at Maidan
 

25. Proof
 

26. Yet Another Day
 

27. Folk Ensemble
 

28. Batman
 

29. Woman of Independence

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