Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2017

In Osteuropa 6-8/2017

Speechless revolution
The Ukrainian Maidan. A review

Kateryna Miščenko

Deutsche Fassung


The Maidan was a revolutionary experience. The people involved acted together and as a result became a political entity; they showed solidarity and liberated themselves from authoritarian rule and coercion. Little remains of this constitution of freedom, and violence and war are to blame. Society is deluded into seeking out internal and external enemies instead of taking a critical look at itself, and the emancipatory language of the revolution is repressed.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2017, pp. 291–294)