Funeral of Maidan Hero

Collection with 25 media items created by Max Kozmenko

24 Feb 2014 05:00

Veteran of Afghanistan war in 1979-1989, Olexander Shcherbanyuk, was killed by a sniper on February 20, 2014. He was one of 82 people killed in the Kiev riots. Thousands of citizens join as his body is carried through the city of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. People lit candles and young girls threw flowers along the way to symbolize the glory of a hero. The funeral was guarded by civil organizations that appeared during Euromaidan.

Ukraine Maidan Chernivtsi Funeral Hero Protests

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 11
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Young girls throwing flowers on the floor, symbolizing the glory of the hero's death.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 14
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
24 Feb 2014

Thousands of citizens walking through the city with Shcherbanyuk's body.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 7
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A Funeral ceremony with national flags passing by the Monument of the Soviet Liberator.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 6
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A rose on the ground symbolizing the glory of a Hero.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 8
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A citizen watching the funeral ceremony as it moves across the city.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 3
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Thousands of citizens walking through the city with Shcherbanyuk's body.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 5
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Guards from the "Right Sector" and "Self Defense" groups.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 25
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Citizens lit candles for the memory of Olexander Shcherbanyuk.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 10
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
24 Feb 2014

Thousands of citizens walking through the city with Shcherbanyuk's body.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 2
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Two men carying Olexander Shcherbanyuk's photograph through the city.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 24
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
22 Feb 2014

Citizens praying for the memory of Olexander Shcherbanyuk.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 15
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
22 Feb 2014

Citizens taking Shcherbanyuk's body to the graveyard.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 13
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Citizens watching the funeral as it moves across the city.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 23
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

A citizen lighting candles in the memory of Olexander Shcherbanyuk.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 4
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
24 Feb 2014

Women mourning the death of Olexander Shcherbanyuk.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 1
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Citizens walking through the city in the memory of Olexander Shcherbanyuk.

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Funeral of Maidan Hero 20
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
23 Feb 2014

Last goodbyes to Olexander Shcherbanyuk prior to his burial.