Let's start with the simplest, i.e. from the very beginning, excuse me, please, for the tautology.
Who and for what, pardon MUA for my French, “rode on the Maidan” ?!
And the answer here is ugly banal and extremely simple. And it is given, as they say, "by analogy."
It was done by the same people with the same convictions and following the same templates that went with the plaques, shouted and clapped at rallies and tried to just "go to the night", "put up tents" and "burn tires" somewhere on Sakharov and Bolotnaya in the hero-city of Moscow.
And it is not by chance that all of this domestic swamp from the land of native aspens has been visited, noted, envied, and in part even “jumped” later in Kiev.
And, by the way, it looked there - from Andrei Makarevich and Ksenia Anatolyevna Sobchak to, rest in peace to him. Boris Efimovich Nemtsov - quite a organically.
And that’s why I don’t need to talk about any independent “Ukrainian European choice” from which the current Ukrainian mess began together with the notorious “Euro-Association”. For this “choice” is absolutely analogous to the “choice” of our “creative democrats”. And there is no doubt that if some kind of shit miracle happened and this public somehow came to political power in Moscow, then it would have bombed some “Vatnikov from Uralvagonzavod” or burned “Colorado from the Kuban” is no less cruel what the Kiev “Zhibobanderovtsy” are doing now. To verify this, it is not necessary to go to Ukraine and / or Donbass. It is enough to go on some Facebook and read what these cute intelligent people write in their “branches”. If they’re for some fucking pardon, “jamon”, eighty-five percent of their compatriots are ready to drive, then you can imagine what kind of “check” they would have made, stupidly seizing upon the authorities and feeling like gauleiters ?!
I personally have quite a rich fantasy.
And then they didn’t win in Moscow at all, not because they didn’t have a “combat squad” represented by any nationally concerned “zapadentsy”: the role of this public in Ukrainian events is generally fairly exaggerated. They won even stishat about "we will never be brothers" in the great and mighty Russian literary language sprinkled. And the rating of the same “Freedom” there, in Ukraine, even after the “victory of the national revolution” is lower than that of the radical deviants of Lyashko. They did not win in Moscow for one simple and extremely primitive reason: in the Russian Federation at the time of the “swamp rebellion”, at the very least, there was a real and legitimate state power in the eyes of the people. She understood, albeit not completely, that (except for the “property and resources’ deriban ’habitual for all without exception) she must in one way or another defend the interests of that very majority of her own people, on whose behalf, according to the Constitution, she controls this territory. And everything that a loud and not very legitimate minority with “nice, intelligent people” can do in the event of seizure of power is to act as a colonial administration representing the interests of “democracy leaders”: for they simply do not have any other legitimate “authorities”.
But in Ukraine, there was no such state power, and that’s all for you.
And therefore it is extremely naive to view the current situation in Ukraine as a conflict between the “Ukrainian (it’s European) choice” and the “Russian world”: this is one and the same purely civil conflict as in Malaya that in Great Russia. And now the “separatists” in Ukraine are not in the Crimea and / or in the Donbass: real separatists are now “colonially administering” in the interests of their English-speaking sovereigns in the occupied Russian city of Kiev, and this is necessary, at least at the level of conceptuality, very clearly understood.