A woman lays a carnation next to the image of a one of the Heavenly Hundred.

Heavenly Hundred Mourners In Kyiv

Published: February 26, 2017

Hundreds of people came to Kyiv’s Independence Square, or, in Ukrainian, Maidan Nazeleznosti for the third anniversary of the day snipers killed 100 protesters during the EuroMaidan Revolution, on February 18, 2017. The deceased are commonly known as the “Heavenly Hundred.” The date of thier death is now marked every year by mourners returning to the Independence Square, where they died.

A volunteer lights candles in preparation for a memorial service for the Heavenly Hundred.
Many Kyivans waved Ukrainian flags, wore blue and yellow, or carried blue and yellow balloons.
Large pictures of the Heavenly Hundred were hung all over Maidan, Febuary 18, 2017.
There were individual memorial sites to each of the deceased.
A man carries a Ukrainian flag away from the square.
A woman lays a carnation next to the image of a one of the Heavenly Hundred.


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Rebekah Welch

Rebekah Welch is a senior at University of Montana in Missoula. She is a double major in Russian and Journalism with an emphasis on photography. She is studying Russian language at NovaMova in Kiev, and am also working for the school as an intern, creating a photoblog. After a semester abroad, she hopes to become fluent enough in Russian that she can work as photojournalist throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Although she loves this area of the world, she has a passion for journalism and will go wherever the story takes her.

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