I made my first visit to Kiev in April 2014, just a few weeks after the troubles there. The square was a mess, with barricades, encampments and memorials to the dead.
Returning just 6 months later I was surprised to see how much had changed, how much it had apparently got back to normal. The traffic was flowing, the barricades had all gone, and everything was clean and shiny again.
The only reminders of the events of that winter were a display of
photographs detailing how the square looked just 6 months earlier and a
small memorial wall to those who died in the troubles.