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Kiev - The broken chain

On the well landscaped square, surrounded by colour fountains, omnipresent music and lots of people having fun, the drama of still fairly recent events is never far away.

First, there’s the canvas on the Trade Unions Building, the temporarily political center of the protesters in 2014 that burned down on the night of 18-19 February. The words ‘Freedom is our religion’ (at the other side in Ukrainian ‘Свобода - це наша релігія’) and the broken chain are visible from almost every corner of Maidan.

Furthermore, in the street that starts next to the column of the Independence Monument there’s also a long row of plaques with pictures of people who were killed during the revolution. You will always find someone there who comes to mourn his killed relatives or friends.
Much more plaques can be found on a huge wall near the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

Joy and sorrow lie close together in Kiev.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3761 W: 17 N: 8468] (35808)
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