Civil protests of Ukrainian citizens during winter 2013–2014 were accompanied by an intense informational campaign, which had not always corresponded to the reality. In the course of this campaign, Maidan’s activists, the political opposition — and, correspondingly, the new government that was formed after the revolution ended in victory — were depicted as ultra-nationalistic, extremist, and xenophobic. Under these circumstances, it is extremely important for both Ukrainian citizens and foreign observers to understand the real role of national-radicals in the Maidan protests and the events that followed. What were the reasons for the Ukrainian people to begin the protests? Is it true that the “banderovtsy” made up the bulk of the protesters? Is the victory of the Maidan also the victory of the political ultra-right? Does the Ukrainian ultra-nationalism have a strong support in the society, according to the results of the elections? What kind of future does the far right have in the new Ukrainian political reality?
The “Right Sector” and others: The behavior and role of radical nationalists in the Ukrainian political crisis of late 2013 — Early 2014
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Vyacheslav Likhachev; The “Right Sector” and others: The behavior and role of radical nationalists in the Ukrainian political crisis of late 2013 — Early 2014. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 September 2015; 48 (2-3): 257–271. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2015.07.003
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