Talk Real

Everything you wanted to know about Maidan but were too afraid to ask


[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy were they willing to trust each other and what convinced them that their joint fight made sense and that opposing the abuses of political and economic power might on this occasion bring a positive outcome? Also, what goals did they have, did they merely wish to remove the compromised authorities or was this something more? Does trust in the power of common effort enable us to build a better country for every citizen or does a successful movement for change also require extraordinary circumstances to succeed? Witnesses of the recent events in Kyiv talked about the, often incomprehensible to people not from the Ukraine, specific circumstances of the Maidan revolution and looked to answer questions surrounding the evolution of events during this tumultuous period.


Members of Krytyka‘s Ukrainian editorial board and the Visual Culture Research Centre in Kyiv participated in the debate, including:

Oksana Briukhowecka

Yustyna Kravchuk

Lesia Kulczynska

Vasyl Cherepanyn

Oleksij Radynski

Moderation of the discussion was carried out by Igor Stokfiszewski of Krytyka Polityczna‘s Warsaw establishment.


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.