In Kiev: the Alley of Heavenly Hundred Heroes
Euromaidan was a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, which began on 21 November 2013 with public protests in Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev. The protests were sparked by the Ukrainian government's decision to suspend the signing of an association agreement with the European Union, instead choosing closer ties to Russia. After a series of violent events towards protesters in Kiev leaving 100 of them dead, President Yanukovych fled the country and was removed from the office by the Verkhovna Rada, the unicameral parliament of Ukraine on 22 February 2014.
According to the official website of the National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred / Museum of the Revolution of dignity “the set of events and efforts that formed the basis of the phenomenon of Euromaidan, currently have unambiguous interpretation and evaluation, but certainly, we can say: Maidan became a kind of epicenter of major changes in the country and a symbol of patriotism and sacrifice. It started the process of transformation, not only on the political scene, but also commenced social and cultural transformations. Obviously, the consequences of this explosion of anger and dignity, which unleashed enormous social energy, will be felt for decades both in geopolitical terms and in internal social and political relations. The significance of the event, the memory of hundreds of people who paid with their lives for their choices and civil position, determine the need for its full comprehension and study, preservation and presentation of historical memory”
These photos were taken in April 2019 and show some details of the Alley of Heavenly Hundred Heroes. At that time the construction of the National Memorial was being planned on this site according to results of the international architectural competition. Information about the project will be available on the website www.maidanmuseum.org