(February 20, 2014) One rebel's story from Hrushevskiy Street in Ukraine
Someone asked me to talk about Maidan and [the barricades] on Hrushevskiy Street. The most memorable things. So I'll try. Perhaps because I want to get all of this off my chest. The people who came here deserve to be heard.
Over there, you start to feel proud of your [people][country] and believe in victory. And you know that that the victory depends on you personally. And today, this is the only place in the world where you can be who you are -- a human being, for example.
It's easy to become a hero. All you need is a photo of yourself in front of the barricades. Bonus points if there's a stack of black smoke in the background. You can then [safely][confidently] return as you type on your phone: "Hey, I'm returning from the front lines. We messed them up badly. But everything's stable now. See you soon."
To prove or disprove something is impossible. Over there, everyone is a hero.