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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Maidan Revolution – Lessons Learned and Unlearned [Audio]

LSE Literary Festival 2017 | The Maidan Revolution – Lessons Learned and Unlearned [Audio]

Speaker(s): Anne Applebaum, Olena Bilan, Mustapha Nayeem and Vladyslav Rashkovan | Editor's note: There was a disturbance at 43.05, please note that the podcast jumps forward at this point. The overthrow of the Yanukovich government through a popular rebellion energised Ukrainian civil society and created expectations that have been hard to live up to. The Russian occupation of Crimea and support of separatists in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions have amplified the political and economic challenges, but the revolutionary fervour still lives on in large parts of Ukrainian society – sometimes propelling further reforms, but sometimes also undermining political consensus and leading to political overreach. Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE and a columnist for the Washington Post. Olena Bilan is Chief Economist at Dragon Capital. Mustapha Nayeem (@mefimus) is a Ukrainian journalist, MP and public figure. Formerly he

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