Researches about Ukraine

Women of the Euromaidan: Where Were They Then and Where Are They Now

Atlantic Council

As Kateryna Kruk walked among her fellow protesters in Kyiv’s central square while checking her phone during the early days of the Euromaidan in December 2013, she noticed an opportunity: Ukrainians shared news of the revolution almost entirely in Ukrainian or Russian. Inspired by the use of social media during the Arab Spring, Kruk started tweeting in English. Within a few days, Kruk had thousands of foreign followers on Twitter, and she became a de facto spokeswoman and go-to source for Western journalists and politicians.Kruk, 24, is emblematic of a group of Ukrainian women activists who played key roles during …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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