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Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan’s Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders

Two years ago, during my first research trip to Kyiv, I had the honor of meeting one of Maidan’s most dedicated youth activists, Denis Pilash. A post-graduate student at Kiev National University, Pilash hails from the western region of Transcarpathia and helped to spearhead left politics on the Maidan. Not to be confused with the old, Stalinist left, Ukraine’s youthful independent left sought to push a progressive social agenda on the Maidan focusing on the need for greater educational opportunities, for example. At a certain point, the left’s “anti-authoritarian” and anti-oligarchic message was widely embraced during the …read more

Source: The Huffington Post

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