Photos from Kiev! And a very interesting blog!

Found some really interesting pictures of the Euromaidan protesters’ occupation in the center of Kiev. Well worth a look, plus there is a detailed map, plus a thorough explanation of all that the pictures show. It’s called “Anatomy of Maidan. Virtual tour of the protesters’ grounds”.




“Protesters in Kiev coping with winter better than the Wehrmacht”.

A report in The Telegraph explains how this is:

Ukraine’s winter was harsh enough to stop Hitler’s tanks in 1941, but not the mass protests now sweeping central Kiev. As I write, tens of thousands of people are packing Independence Square — where the current temperature is minus 13C — for a series of passionate speeches denouncing Ukraine’s leaders.

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Behind all this lies an immense logistical effort. Women carry trays of sandwiches and tankards of steaming tea up to the men on the barricades. Well-wishers appear with sacks of winter clothes. An appeal has gone out for people to donate old tyres to be set ablaze on the main barricade across Grushevskogo Street. This feat of organisation explains how the protesters have coped with winter far better than the Wehrmacht. And if the Arctic chill cannot stop them, what might? The evidence suggests that President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition leaders are all flying blind. No-one has a plan for resolving the confrontation. On the contrary, Mr Yanukovych’s past behaviour might serve as a masterclass for how to turn a drama into a crisis.

Read the rest of the report here.