Guide
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word "maidan" in the Arabic language is an open area, or area of ​​the park and are therefore often becomes the name of such objects.In the world of fame received the central square of Kiev - Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or just Maidan, which at different times of the most important events in Ukraine.
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Independence from a formal point of view, part of the territory of the Independence Square, in the center of Kiev.In this area of ​​the Maidan is considered to be non-geographic, and pretty much sacred: the citizens of Kiev and all Ukraine have the right to conduct informal here various rallies and political actions.
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infamous Independence Square received in 2013-2014, when thousands of Ukrainians took to her, demanding regime change in the country.Hundreds of people were killed in a clash with the po
lice and the winter cold, and the area itself was almost completely destroyed.
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Until 1990, this area is called the area of ​​the October Revolution, but later - during the exit of Ukraine from the USSR - there were folk rallies calling for the change of the foundations and streamline the political situation in the country.Then stick the name "Independence".But sacred meaning has become a place already during the 2004 presidential election in Ukraine, where citizens took to the streets in protest of the falsification of the vote.For the first time, thanks to the unity of the people, the opposition has been able to impose authority in the country, to defend the rights and freedoms of citizens.
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Since Independence considered egregor people.On its territory there is a special atmosphere of mutual trust, tolerance, courtesy and mutual assistance.Disputes and conflicts seem out of place here.Even arriving guests feel the special spirit and feel one with the citizens of Ukraine.
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Maidan could remain unique in its historical phenomenon, if it had not occurred subsequent events.In 2007, residents of Kyiv gathered at the square to resist developing the country's political crisis.In the fall of 2013 dissatisfied policies of President Viktor Yanukovych once again came to the Maidan.Thus, today it is perhaps the only place in the Ukrainian capital, where citizens can afford to communicate with the political structures in accordance with the applicable law, but from the point of view of justice and civic duty.