This square is very important for all residents of Ukraine, because it is associated with freedom and the opportunity to defend their rights. Such symbolism is attributed to Maidan Nezalezhnosti not without reason, because it was here, where several mass protests of Ukrainians took place: the Student Revolution on Granite (1990), the Orange Revolution (2004) and Euromaidan (2013-2014).
This is not easy to believe, but even before the XX century, the area of the modern Maidan was not so significant. A few centuries earlier, a swamp and woods were here, where the Kyiv princes liked to go hunting. In the beginning of the XX century, the square was transformed, becoming a cultural center of Kyiv. Every European dreamed to get here, because at the time a visit to this city locale was considered something prestigious.
In the XXI century, at Maidan, a widely recognizable monument "grew" – a white column with a towering figure on its top of Berehynia (female spirit) holding a guelder branch in her hands. And in the spot, where remains of the ancient Lyadsky Gate, which was part of the ancient Kyiv's defensive line, were found, a monument with the figure of the patron saint of the city of Archangel Michael was erected.