On 23 November 2018 the Chief Consultant of the Analytical and Informational Department of the Mission Alla Ruksha attended the presentation of the last memory book “Maidan from the First Person: Regional Dimension”, edited by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.
The participants of the event were the Head of the Record-Keeping and Store Sector of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Tetyana Kovtunovytch, Coordinator of the Regional Project Recording Data “Maidan: Oral History” Tetyana Pryvalko, Director of the Department of Economic Development and Trade of the Kherson Regional State Administration Dmytro Butrii, storytellers whose remembrance were included into the represented book, scientists, teachers, priesthood and the public.
The edition “Maidan from the First Person: Regional Dimension” consists of 25 chapters for 25 regions of Ukraine and contains 250 stories and photos, official documents relevant to Maidan to provide a comprehensive overview of the events.
The first part of the edition includes the memories of the participants “Euro Maidan – Crimea”. According to the editors, the internally displaced persons of the occupied Crimea by that time, responded differently to the invitation to be interviewed as they were afraid for themselves and their relatives, but most of them have still agreed to. Twelve stories told by the Crimean activists who together with many like-minded people under Ukrainian, Crimean Tatars and European Flags came to the squares of Crimea to protect their rights,. make the real revolution of Dignity and show the European choice of the Crimean peninsula.
At the presentation, the activists from Crimea, Kherson, Zaporizhya, Mykolaiv reminded once again about the events of Maidan, shared their memories and thoughts, related to the times of the Revolution of Dignity.