Maidan 1990. The Revolution on granite

At the turn of 80s – 90s a wave of ‘velvet’ revolutions rolled through Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. These revolutions caused totalitarian regimes to collapse and the new states chose democracy. Ukraine also began to emerge from its lethargic sleep. Starting from 1987, anti-communists and nationalists rallies began to be started in Ukraine. Struggle for independence began. Continue reading

Victory statue

This young and pretty lady settled down in Kyiv in 1981. The statue is one of the most grandiose monuments of the Soviet époque in Kyiv built for glorification of the war against Nazi Germany. The figure of a woman with a sword and a shield is empty inside; metal skeleton is covered with 1.5 mm stainless steel shields. Continue reading