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Maidan Nezalezhnosti

A Polish Song For Ukraine's Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a story of a song. Revolutions are often fertile breeding grounds for good music, and the song this story is about was at the heart of the Uk...

Euromaidan and the Colors of a Revolution

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
Kaley Hanenkrat

The laws passed on January 16, draconian and terrible as they were, reflected an understanding of the power of democratic potential in Ukraine and the fear of those who want to keep the status quo.

Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Kaley Hanenkrat

The first time I heard the Ukrainian national anthem, which roughly translates to "Ukraine has not yet Perished," I thought I had mistranslated. Watching the events around EuroMaidan unfold, however, I do not think there could ever be a more perfect title for a country's anthem.

Repeating the Past: Is EuroMaidan the New Orange, or Something Else?

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Kaley Hanenkrat

Ukraine has an extremely active civil society, a successful democratic social movement in very recent memory, and an infrastructure to support the organizing of massive protests. Yanukovych's Ukraine is not Putin's Russia, as much as Yanukovych pretends it is.