While most people watch the Olympics to watch actual Olympians, others are here to simply marvel at the spectators.
If it is to succeed in a turbulent political environment, the ambitious DemAlliance project must overcome Ukraine’s tradition of centering political movements on personalities rather than ideologies.
A public talk held by DemAlliance in Kyiv this summer, with Vasyl Hatsko (left), Yevheniya Kuleba (centre left), Viktor Chumak (centre right) and Serhiy Leshchenko (far right). Image: DemAlliance.Ukraine has never been a land for liberals. In 25 years of independence, the country’s liberal, European integrationists have never had a legitimate political party to represent them. Numerous parties claiming to do so have operated as fronts for oligarchic interests or been too weak to affect national politics.