Songs of the Black Sea
This is not a bad text, but it has the same problem with as the previous text from the same blog. The line of division is not between the East and West but inside both, especially in the East where, according to opinion polls and opinions of my contacts there, only minority supports the separatists. So even if the analysis of the class composition of Maidan and differences between capitalism in the East and West is basically right here, the situation is more complex.
I have to take back my comment on the previous "ruthlesscritique" text being "nationalistic", as that is an exaggeration, however careless attribution of subjectivity for geographical entities easily accepts nationalistic reading of the material. I really hope people would be more careful here.
Based on these data, it seems reasonable about why the Maidan translated the capital contradiction on national(istic) terms rather than on terms of (direct) democracy: (or potentially capital).
I do not understand this. Maidan was just as much "democratic" protest as nationalistic one, but democratic in terms of liberal, nationalistic representative model.
Even if they had collided with the fascists on 19 February
This means "they had a fight with the fascists" as I guess collision might be the opposite as well, and it took place 19th of January, not 19th of February.