As with the 2004 Orange Revolution, the roots of the Euromaidan can be found in its idealism: the Ukrainian people’s desire to create a state wherein the ideals associated with freedom, in their broadest sense, are respected. The dedication to ideals was more than political rhetoric, it was almost religious. This level of dedication helps explain the powerful motivation of those who took to the streets in mass protest.
Revolution to EuroMaidan Revolution
There are a number of
important differences between the Maidan of 2013-2014 (the EuroMaidan) and the Maidan
of 2004 (the Orange Revolution).