A woman lays a carnation next to the image of a one of the Heavenly Hundred.
Heavenly Hundred Mourners In Kyiv
Published: February 26, 2017
Anniversary of the
Shooting of 100 Protesters in Kyiv Remembrance Event
Independence Square, Kyiv
February 18, 2017
Photojournalism by Rebekah Welch
Hundreds of people came to Kyiv’s Independence Square, or, in Ukrainian, Maidan Nazeleznosti for the third anniversary of the day snipers killed 100 protesters during the EuroMaidan Revolution, on February 18, 2017. The deceased are commonly known as the “Heavenly Hundred.”
Rebekah Welch is a senior at University of Montana in Missoula. She is a double major in Russian and Journalism with an emphasis on photography. She is studying Russian language at NovaMova in Kiev, and am also working for the school as an intern, creating a photoblog. After a semester abroad, she hopes to become fluent enough in Russian that she can work as photojournalist throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Although she loves this area of the world, she has a passion for journalism and will go wherever the story takes her.