Solidarity Hall
Published in

Solidarity Hall

The death of a city (Kiev)

Kiev’s historic Podil neighborhood (Image: Max Pixel)

I was not expecting to feel this impending catastrophe quite so keenly.

Watching the live coverage coming from the streets, it’s easy to see that the Kiev of today is very different from the dusty, glumly Soviet city I visited for a few days in the summer of 1978. (I’ve written a longer piece about that trip here.) But the scenes call up some ghosts for me.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store