Ukraine’s Maidan, Russia’s War: A Chronicle and Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity
U KYÏV MOHYLA ACADEMY
Mychailo Wynnyckyj is an Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, and Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Since moving to Ukraine in 2003, Mychailo has also been active in consulting several Ukrainian companies on organizational and management issues – particularly as related to sales management.
Ukraine’s Maidan, Russia’s War: A Chronicle and
Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity
In early 2014, sparked by an assault by their government on peaceful students, Ukrainians rose up against a deeply corrupt, Moscow-backed regime. Initially demonstrating under the banner of EU integration, the Maidan protesters proclaimed their right to a dignified existence; they learned to organize, to act collectively, to become a civil society. Most prominently, they established a new Ukrainian identity: territorial, inclusive, and present-focused with powerful mobilizing symbols. When Russia invaded—illegally annexing Crimea and then feeding continuous military conflict in the Donbas—Ukrainians responded with a massive volunteer effort and touching patriotism. In the process, they transformed their country, the region, and indeed the world. This book provides a chronicle of Ukraine’s Maidan and Russia’s ongoing war, and puts forth an analysis of the Revolution of Dignity from the perspective of a participant observer.