The Russian occupation is understood by indigenous Crimean Tatars through the lens of previous oppression. Far from another discourse of victimization, however, a structure of feeling centered on personal agency and self-actualization is developing. Stating the narrative of victimhood outlived its usefulness, and experiencing a sense of empowerment in displacement, they see an opportunity to develop. Taped interviews reveal a constellation of feelings centered on curiosity, happiness, and gratitude. Resilience is also evident in Ukraine’s reception of IDPs. New narratives about a shared history and common identity in officials' discourse are replacing the ambivalence, ignorance, and suspicion expressed toward ethnic others in the past. If structures of feeling in the revolution of dignity precipitate into robust and vibrant institutions of civil society, this will have implications for Ukraine's future and Europe as a whole.