21 Nov. Press review. Dignity revolution: what has changed in three years

The official celebration of the beginning of the events on the Maidan, which is called the Revolution of dignity, decided to be held on Monday 21 November, which has developed and approved a plan of action. But activists celebrate the anniversary of mass protests that eventually escalated into a wave of resistance that started on Sunday, mostly charity events to raise funds for the families of participants ATO.

On Monday in Kiev and other settlements of Ukraine will be held memorial, ceremonial, and cultural-artistic events with the participation of representatives of Executive authorities, local government, MPs and «members of the revolutionary events in Ukraine in 2004, 2013-2014, members of ATO, representatives of public organizations, volunteer movements, youth and clergy». Activities should include the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Dates are encouraged to reflect on the conclusions, especially when talking about events, which are historically significant phenomena. But, it seems, and still after the Heavenly hundred, the escape of Yanukovych with billions of intoxication from what I have seen in Ukraine, the war and lost territories, the public prefers to think mostly reflections, which was invented quite a primitivized the definition of «treason» and «victory». Indeed, the Heavenly hundred has long ago turned into tens of thousands dead, an electronic Declaration has demonstrated that Mezhyhirya was only the facade of the large fortunes of those who call themselves «the ruling class», and those who became the scapegoat, as a rule, have the opportunity to escape. Shoots are referred to as ordinary (compared to the more high-profile figures) judges, such as Chausand such as Klyuyev, who left the country just before the announcement to him of suspicion.

If the dreamy Revolution on granite and romantic Orange revolution, his psychological stress had a sincere desire to rise in the development of the state and took place peacefully, the Revolution of dignity, many rightly calls bloody. It’s obvious that at that time Ukrainians did not draw the appropriate conclusions for 20 years, the Kremlin has carefully studied our features and the corresponding inclination to uprisings, riots and all kinds of demonstrations. Few people remember that real blood in Kiev could shed already in 2007-m to year, when it is widely practiced techniques (in particular using the «aunts») are «shot» in 2013.

What started last Maidan? Like with the so-called SMS of the then-known blogger and journalist Mustafa Nayem called for «tea» on the Maidan. Nye would later become the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada will begin to ride on all kinds of forums and will make excuses that he did not know that taking money from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. But that the public learns later. Then the minimum task was completed, perturbed by the actions of Yanukovych, who launched a 180-degree course in the EU, the students gathered in the heart of the capital. Everything looked peaceful and even fun. Before detonation of irreversible processes was a week.

It so happened that one of the participants in the events of three years ago went on to become the new President of Ukraine — Petro Poroshenko. Grader, promises to restore the sidewalk on Khreshchatyk at his own expense, regular performances on the stage of the Maidan, which, by the way, access was controlled by Oleksandr Turchynov — all of this became the prologue for his presidency. But then Yanukovych seemed strong and unwavering. Yanukovych was subject to all the security agencies in the state. Although these strange and absurd beating of students hinted at the fact that surrounded the then President had the strength that seemed to push him to the brink of actions with irreversible consequences. Hell, who for several months unfolded in the capital, several times freeze. The monotonous noise and rumble fell asleep before brought from different cities of Ukraine tired «of the Eagle». And at some point again lit up the tires, started the «acceleration» of the Maidan, which does not end. In the end, at the end of February came the climax, which is still interpreted ambiguously.

Fastest, which became a symbol of the new government, annoyed by the society. Perhaps because no this power is not new, and those who seemingly came to the Maidan or ATO in Parliament, quickly were infected with viruses seductive long ago to certain rules of conduct. To follow these rules means a gradual but steady enrichment. The phrase about «fighting corruption» and «reform» became the elements of the entourage, for which solid a darkness of uncertainty. To divert attention from the deeper changes that must first painfully strike on pockets of certain clans, society slip «candy» in the form of beautiful forms new police force, which began as an external student to prepare for a two-month courses. While playing the «resilient to corruption» continues in parallel with the emptying of the pockets of ordinary citizens that the government has a classic explanation — after the war.

But time passes, and the test along with the losses inevitably cause the nation to grow up. Volunteers and volunteers become a miracle and that hope, that despite all the «reincarnation» and «revenges», gradually brews qualitatively new composition of the public solution. It’s safe to say that this is the environment thinking passionaries has a chance to become the core of future developments. However, these changes can occur only if a clear understanding of the principles of development of the state, writes Valentin Torba in the article «the Maidan on blood» in the newspaper «Day».

The authorities plan to block traffic in the centre and bring about five thousand police on the streets to avoid provocations.

As expected, 8.00 start the action in downtown Kiev on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the revolution of dignity, the organizers were the NGO «Development for the future», «Coalition of participants of Orange revolution», the «Volunteer movement «OUN», «Society of assistance to Armed forces of Ukraine and Navy», «Civil case «Azov».

Closer to 11.00 a.m. on independence square, the start of the rally dedicated to the anniversary of the revolution of dignity.

At 16.00 on the Day of dignity and freedom will open the «itinerant project» called «Brave: our Heroes». National Museum of the revolution of dignity, the Ukrainian Institute of national memory and the Ukrainian house is a multimedia exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian revolution.

«In the six modules that represent the reconstructed facial features revolutionary eras — from Riflemen to Maidan activists, will be shown the history of the revolutionary years from 1917 to 2016. Also at the opening of the theatre «art space» will show the play «Cordon». The event is expected to culture Minister Yevgeny nishchuk, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich, «- said the organizers. For 2017 the exhibition will travel to regions of Ukraine and abroad.

In the evening on independence square will begin a peaceful meeting to the Orange revolution and the 3rd anniversary of the revolution of dignity, which will end a popular chamber and marched through the streets of Institutska, banking, Lipsky, Hrushevsky, European square and near the KSCA.

As reported by the interior Ministry on the streets of Kiev will be about five thousand police officers. Will also be metal detectors and conducted the corresponding control, says Viktoria Makarenko article «to hold a meeting in Kiev, going until late in the evening» in the newspaper «KP in Ukraine».

Three years ago, several dozen people came to the Maidan square to demand the authorities to sign the agreement with the EU. Thus began the large-scale protests in Ukraine’s history that changed the country’s history and the fate of millions of its citizens.

In the spring of fourteenth many had hoped that would start a new life, free and secure. But, instead of the Russian aggression in Crimea, war in Donbas, hundreds of thousands of refugees, the economic crisis. So it was done, if anything of what was the Maidan?

21 November 2013 the Maidan came disagree with the decision of government to suspend preparations for the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. On the tenth day a group of protesters began to disperse the force.

About the bloody events Egor learned from the news and from his father, who, as a lifeguard, was on duty near the Monument of Independence on the night of the 30th of November. Yegor was one of those who was severely beaten near the presidential Administration on 1 December.

Later photos standing on the knee of a guy with a bloody face, which «berkutovets» he wrings his hands went around the Maidan. Outraged by the atrocities and pretty disappointed, but simplify the task of anti-corruption bodies.

On 27 June 2014 in Brussels Petro Poroshenko signed the economic part of the Association Agreement with the European Union providing for the establishment of a free trade zone.

Yes, trade with Europe was more difficult than with Russia. Requirements to quality of production increased. Ukraine has fulfilled all 144 requirements for obtaining a visa-free regime.

Hitch is largely due to the migration crisis in Europe. European officials are talking about the mechanism of temporary suspension bizwise.

After Maidan Ukraine no longer allows himself to blackmail the termination of deliveries of Russian gas. The contract with «Gazprom» is disputed in the Stockholm arbitration.

Instead of the Russian monopoly providers of reverse from Europe. Energy independence from its Northern neighbor is not easy. According to experts, Ukraine is now paying 30 to 50 dollars per thousand cubic meters.

How many steps did Ukraine towards the European dream – everyone is free to appreciate yourself. Although the background followed the Maidan, the annexation of Crimea and the war positive changes difficult to see.

What made the participants of the revolution of dignity? For Egor, the answer is obvious.

«People saw that still they may have something to do if they unite. For Ukrainians – it is very primary and is now the most important task is to save the country,» he says. This was reported in the article «Three years ago started the largest protest in the history of Ukraine» in the newspaper «Today».

A revolutionary situation — something strange and unpredictable. You can expect her to recognize the symptoms, to predict, but her appearance still caught by surprise. Then, of course, in hindsight everyone will be broadcast: warned, they say. And the arguments really will look logical and convincing. About the past always say convincing — it does not resist and does not react.

So about a revolutionary situation. Remember how in the beginning of November 2013, she participated in the recording of the program which dealt with the probability of mass protests in the near future. Everyone knew that Association with the EU the President does not sign, European integration, we do not Shine, so the question arises: so what? The people’s response? How revolutionary it is loaded? Experts in the Studio unanimously told no there is no revolutionary situation, the society is amorphous, the opposition is not ready, the power is as strong as ever. Then the revolution began.

About the third Maidan began to talk more during the second. It is clear that the results of the Ukrainian revolution proved to be illusory and contradictory, unless, of course, not considered to be due to changes in the corridors of power and change of political rhetoric. The system did not even stagger. Political activity continues to be based on populism and total corruption. Quickly and unobtrusively developed a new social situation that allowed to pass safely into the politics a whole heap of different caliber charlatans.

Public pressure and civil initiatives are constrained by war and the threat of further Russian aggression. The authorities have learned to cover the war — lack of initiative, weakness and opacity of their actions, unwillingness to change ourselves and to change the country. The war by and large has become a convenient argument for politicians of different ranks and camps. Some use it as a tool of the prosecution, the other — justification. Unexpected way the war turned into a lever of political influence and electoral manipulations, it restrains public discontent, mobilize the Patriotic feelings and distracts from social problems. It does not end, in the end.

How to be a revolutionary situation? It is clear that no war can not justify the voracity and cynicism of our political elite. It is clear that the war must cause a desire to share, not to steal, the need to defend themselves from the enemy, and not to trade with him, bring forth the desire for unity, and don’t want to manipulate public opinion. And since it is not present, and there is no question about trust.

But this raises a number of questions. Well — trust in the authorities there. What do we have? A sense of responsibility. Responsibility for their country, for those who are fighting. Perhaps it is this responsibility and is subject to a revolutionary situation. Choosing between the need for a total cleansing power and preservation of at least some stability (no matter how ambiguous that word today sounded), a step on the throat of his own song, refusing radical steps and new crusade on Bank. Trigger protective mechanisms, the instinct of preservation of statehood. And the government is quite satisfied. They say, Yes, there are problems, there are contradictions, the answers to many questions there, but speaking against the government, you oppose the state, threaten its existence and future. So choose to live with our electronic returns in fixed limit or to give vent to righteous anger, risking to lose even that conditional independence, which is at the moment.

Sort of a bluff, which, however, works — the need for independence outweighs the thirst for justice. Another thing is that the lack of justice, and became in time the impetus for taking to the streets for hundreds of thousands of citizens. It also determines the mood of Ukrainians distrust turns into rejection, resentment, in need of action, of compromise, there is a line beyond which begins a revolutionary situation when tops cannot, and bottoms do not want.

Our situation is different except that the fact that the lower classes are making certain concessions, trying to think strategically, to calculate the actions on two steps forward. The lower classes in our country are much more honest and more responsible than the upper classes. They actually pull this country for themselves and for those who are on their backs came to power. Here’s a revolutionary situation. The upper classes think that they have justification, time and reason to look confidently to the future. But so do the lower classes? I do not think, writes Sergey Zhadan in the article «Tops and bottoms» in the edition «New time».




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