February, 2014 Vaadua.org
Translated by Olia Knight
Edited by Isis Wisdom
A cap instead of the kippah covering his head, a typical Jewish appearance – this young man could pass for a Yeshiva professor. However, he is one of the leading people in the complicated system of Maidan self-defense units and barricades on Hrushevsky Street [Hrushevskoho].
He requested to keep his name private, for obvious reasons, but proved to be pretty frank for the rest of our conversation.
– How did you end up THERE? What did Maidan mean to you, and to you as a Jew?
– Like the majority of people, I came to Maidan not “for” something, but “against” something – in general, the society is easier consolidated around protesting slogans. I never supported Ukrainian public authority, but the people’s deaths became a rubicon [point of no return]. That was…
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