Maidan Revolution 2013-2014

A visual tour of the revolt in Kiev
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a woman standing in front of an open fire place with pots and pans on it
In bitter cold temperatures a former army field stove is put to use feeding the rebels. #kiev revolt #euromaidan
two men are standing next to a tree and pointing at something on the ground in front of them
Myself using a laser pointer to determine the much-disputed direction of fire that slaughtered the Kiev rebels. The evidence pointed clearly at government riflemen and snipers.
These are structures rebels used to hide behind in the final slaughter on February 20th. A small group of rebels tried to follow the retreating Berkut riflemen up the hill above Maidan.  Few survived the obvious hurricane of bullets fired at them. The final tally of rebels killed, contrary to press reports at the time, seems to be over 100 plus 39 missing. Group, Survival, Structures, Hide, Bullets, Obvious, 20th, Visual
These are structures rebels used to hide behind in the final slaughter on February 20th. A small group of rebels tried to follow the retreating Berkut riflemen up the hill above Maidan. Few survived the obvious hurricane of bullets fired at them. The final tally of rebels killed, contrary to press reports at the time, seems to be over 100 plus 39 missing.
a rusted metal object sitting on top of a pile of rubble next to trash
One of the fallen rebel's shields from the fighting on February 18-20th.. The bullet holes that felled him are circled. Berkut riot police with AK 47s and Berkut snipers killed over a hundred rebels armed with only clubs.
A couple Kiev rebels, now armed with more than sticks, hold down the front and await the May 25th election. 25th, Person With Rifle, Couples, Couple, Person, Hold On, Sticks
A couple Kiev rebels, now armed with more than sticks, hold down the front and await the May 25th election.
two people standing in the snow next to bags
Though the rebels body armor and weapons were pathetic they made up for it with aggressiveness.
several people are walking up and down the stairs in an old building with posters on the walls
The somewhat pointless yet symbolic use of barbed wire in the rebel-held City Hall. On the wire was hung Christmas garlands.
The Berkut riot police up close. These guys and a murderous clique of their snipers were responsible for virtually all the rebel deaths. Death, Guys, Concert
The Berkut riot police up close. These guys and a murderous clique of their snipers were responsible for virtually all the rebel deaths.
Civilians and rebels alike tour the still smoking battleground near Dynamo stadium. Shot taken during a lull in the fighting near the end of January. Smoke, Art, Stadium
Civilians and rebels alike tour the still smoking battleground near Dynamo stadium. Shot taken during a lull in the fighting near the end of January.
a man in a white coat and hat standing in a room full of people with flags
City Hall in the hands of the rebels serves as a hospital and rallying point. Here a volunteer doctor takes a break to listen to a speaker.
a cross laying in the middle of a street
This is a vehicle barrier built by the rebels. Apparently a copy of Rommel's devices used at D-Day in WWII.
two women standing in front of a table filled with plastic containers and boxes full of items
Since the rebel injured are dragged out of regular hospitals their injured must be treated by volunteers. This is in the rebel-occupied City Hall.
people are standing in the snow next to piles of tires and other items that have been piled on top of each other
Every morning the Berkut riot police show up in great numbers and seem ready to advance. Fortunately both sides are holding there positions at the moment. Note barricade of charred vehicles and sandbags.
a group of people standing next to a parked car on a street at night time
If you want to enter the city center you have to pass through rebel checkpoints. They are serious about interdicting threats from the government.
people standing in front of a pile of tires
the battlefield near Dynamo Stadium. Scene of the most violence.