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Kiev’s new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict

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If Ukraines Maidan revolution has largely not led to the transparent government its proponents envisioned, it has certainly democratised Ukrainian culture. The countrys capital, Kiev, is at the forefront of a powerful new wave of creativity On a sultry Saturday evening in August, hundreds of young Kievans have descended on a vast courtyard a few miles from the city centre. As a DJ spins electronica in front of a 20-ft LED screen, partygoers stand in a paved open area bobbing their heads to the music, crowding the bar, or sneaking off to a leafy grotto to chat and canoodle. The […]
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