aug 282014
 

“Whoever is not jumping is a Moskal” is a chant that women and
men of different ages who took to Kiev Independence Square in winter
2013-2014 repeated trying to get warm. They kept jumping and
laughing, for nobody in the ‘brave new world’ of the Ukrainian revolution under Stepan Bandera’s banner fancied gaining the character of a staunch enemy of Ukrainian statehood.
Mass demonstrations of “angry citizens” in Ukraine had objective
reasons. This was a protest against ineffective and corrupt government, against police and bureaucratic abuse of power, against unclear and dead-end policies of the President and the Government.
All national liberation movements use the popular ideas and political sentiments that dominate the society as their positive manifesto.
Thus, exclusively le -wing ideologies were mainstream in the
Russian Empire in 1917, radical Islamism was most popular in Arab
countries during the Arab spring of 2012, whereas nationalism, also
radical, turned mainstream in the Ukraine of 2013-2014.
The book describes the development of Ukraine’s nationalist
groups since 1991 un l present day. It focuses on the history of
the parliamentary right-wing radical Svoboda party and the nonparliamentary Right Sector movement. The authors study the ideology, psychology and methods of political struggle of these structures. The experts seek to answer the questi on: how did the radical neo-Nazi groups manage to become the key driving force behind the Ukrainian revolution?

Stanislav Byshok, Alexey Kochetkov

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