These are Riot Police in Kiev during the Orange Revolution. These guys had to be wondering if they were on the right side of the barricades!
I LOVE IT!
This was cropped from a larger picture sent to me by my Ukrainian friend, Wolodymyr (Vlad) Ivanov.
Vlad is a very talented sculptor who learned his craft in the old USSR. His medium is steel and he uses different grades of steel to achieve different visual effects. He has a particular fondness for mythological themes such as we are familiar with from ancient Greece. He loves horses and Dragons and does some wonderful renditions of them. A particularly special project for him was when he sculpted the dragons that adorn the gates to Anne McCaffrey's estate in Ireland, Dragonhold-Underhill.