The Donbass miners’ movement in the very late Soviet era: an historical perspective

More than 15 years have passed since the 1989 events draw the attention of the global public to the minders' movement but events developed since then put them into a different aspect. The frame of the analysis is the continuous interaction between actors (this approach emphasizes choice, spontaneity and indefiniteness) and circumstances or structure (the recurring patterns in thinking and behaviour that limit free actions of individuals). The study emphasizes that events developing between these two poles are not determined and are in a flux.