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CIS-EMO expert report on political extremism in Ukraine is available for free download

Expert report "Extremism in Ukrainian politics, society, media, defence and law enforcement" issued by CIS-EMO is available for free download in PDF.

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A year and a half after the coup d’état, the Ukrainian revolution goes on. Studying the confrontation in the winter of 2013-2014 in the center of Kiev is a necessary, but an insufficient condition to understand the trends of the revolution. One should take into account the development of changes in the Ukrainian regime and society in dynamic that, besides economic and military aspects, has a very important ideological element. 

This report reflects the impact of racial nationalists and the respective ideology in post-Maidan Ukraine. The report defines radicals not only in terms of their participant in political movements and parties considered extremist (the Right Sector, Svoboda Party, and Social-National Assembly), but also on the bases of their statements and activities. Following the coup d’état, snap parliamentary and presidential elections, radicals integrated into the system of government bodies of the country thus gaining a significant influence mostly on law enforcement and defense (the Ministry of the Interior, Security Service of Ukraine and Armed Forces of Ukraine).

Radical nationalist sentiments have become the political mainstream supported by Ukraine’s leaders, while the media consistently form a negative image of not only Russia, but also all political and social forces within Ukraine that are suspected in pro-Russian or just not enough patriotic views. Opposition attitudes towards the group of people who came to power after the Maidan often serve to show one’s “involvement” in work “on Russia.” Residents of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass have been dehumanized and demonized through mass media.

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