The book "Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship" about the role of extreme-right groups in Euromaidan became available for download.
Authors: psychologist, political analyst of International Organization for election observation CIS-EMO Stanislav Byshok and political scientist, president of the Public Diplomacy Foundations Alexey Kochetkov.
"We are often asked why the subtitle of the book is "From Democracy to Dictatorship", and do we think that the former regime of President Viktor Yanukovych was democratic. But it's not about that. We tell how popular protest initially under democratic slogans was brought under control and completely monopolized by neo-Nazis, who alone benefited from Maidana wins. This book is an attempt to see how the Ukrainian nationalism rather than unite the nation, as they say themselves his followers, its shared and thrown into chaos "- said Alexei Kochetkov.
The book contains many quotations of those people today who came to power in Ukraine or their ideological predecessors, here represented translations of large fragments of their programs to handle large amounts of information of the main resources of their activities.
The book describes the development of the Ukrainian radical nationalist groups from 1991 to the present, including the "Right sector" and Svoboda ("Freedom") party (up to 2004 - the Social-National Party of Ukraine), discusses their ideology, psychology and methods of political struggle.
Any revolution as a positive program uses the dominant ideas in society. In the Russian Empire in 1917, the trend was radical leftist ideology. In the Arab countries during the "Arab Spring" in 2010 - radical Islamism. In Ukraine in 2013-2014, the trend has become so radical nationalism that has absorbed pro-democracy and pro-European originally agenda.
Stanislav Byshok, a psychologist, a political analyst CIS-EMO: "Until recently, people in Russia always talked about Ukraine as a "brotherly country". And they absolutely did not know what really happened there since independence. When struck "Euromaidan", a lot of russians was surprised. Whence in Ukraine took Bandera followers? But there they feel fine from 1991. They promoted their ideas through the education system, won the election, conducted military camp and preparing for war with the "Muscovites".
Alexey Kochetkov, political scientist, president of Public Diplomacy Foundation: At the parliamentary elections two years ago nationalist party "Svoboda", openly calling itself "Bandera followers", won 10.5% of the vote, and to vote at foreign sites won the elections, beating even the ruling "Party of Regions". When we talked about the fact that this trend that few people paid attention in the short term lead to a split of the country and the civil war, people laughed at us. This book - an attempt to see how the Ukrainian nationalism rather than unite the nation, as they say themselves his followers, its shared and thrown into chaos.
This is the second English edition of this book.