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Remembering Independence Square in Kiev

Yesterday protesters and riot police clashed in Independence Square in Kiev.  The police finally withdrew after a nine hour seige against the thousands of people angry about the Ukrainian president’s decision not to sign an economic deal with the European Union. The images of Independence Square in the media reminded me of our own visit to the square just two years ago when it was a much more peaceful place. 

Dave and our tour guide Victoria in Independence Square

Dave with our tour group and our tour guide Victoria in Independence Square

Man Feeding the Birds

Man Feeding the Birds

Globus Monument

Globus Monument

Dave finds Ottawa and the distance we are from it in the centre of Kiev

Dave finds Ottawa and the distance we are from it in Independence Square

Monument to the Victims of the 1932 Famine

Monument to the Victims of the 1932 Famine

Dave being interviewed on national television about our tour of Kiev

Dave being interviewed on national television about our tour of Kiev

Protestor in Independence Square

Protestor in Independence Square- June 2011

Statue of the Slavic goddess Berehynia the 'hearth mother'

Statue of the Slavic goddess Berehynia the ‘hearth mother’

Arch topped by Michael the Archangel

Arch topped by Michael the Archangel

Hopefully it won’t be long till Independence Square is once more a peaceful place.

Other posts about Ukraine……
Remembering Yalta
A Family Story-Heinrich and Gertrude Enns

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