Documenting Ukraine’s rebirth pangs

Maidan, a 2014 documentary film directed by Serhiy Loznytsia, now on general release

The World Today Updated 19 February 2021 Published 5 December 2014 3 minute READ

In November 2013, popular protests erupted in Kyiv’s Independence Square, known as the Maidan. This was the square where the Orange Revolution of 2004-5 overturned the fraudulent election of Victor Yanukovych. Nine years later, the protests were directed against the same anti-hero, this time having been legally elected as president. The Ukrainians were completing the unfinished business of destroying a corrupt political system that had managed to preserve itself.

Subscribe to read all issues

Articles from the current issue are free to read by all, the archive is exclusive to magazine subscribers and our members. Subscribe or become a member to view articles from the archive.