Since 2015 to 2019 there were five Equality Marches in Kyiv. They were accompanied by clashes between police forces and opponents of the events as well as between pride participants and members of nationalist groups.
This year five Equality March and other KyivPride events are held in social networks and various digital platforms. The organizers are planning to have regular off-line Pride-week in September.
The Motherland Monument is a work of architects Yevgeny Vuchetich and Vasyl Borodai. The monument was opened on May 9, 1981. It is located on the higher right bank of Dnipro River and is widely considered as one of the symbols of Kyiv.