The Maidan Revolution – Lessons Learned and Unlearned
Monday 20 February 2017, 5:00PM, Wolfson Theatre
The overthrow of the Yanukovich government through a popular rebellion energised Ukrainian civil society and created expectations that have been hard to live up to. The Russian occupation of Crimea and support of separatists in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions have amplified the political and economic challenges, but the revolutionary fervour still lives on in large parts of Ukrainian society – sometimes propelling further reforms, but sometimes also undermining political consensus and leading to political overreach.
Speakers: Anne Applebaum, Olena Bilan, Mustapha Nayeem, Vladimir Rashkovan, Erik Berglof
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This event forms part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2017, taking place from Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February 2017, with the theme "Revolutions".