Are the Ukraine protestors really right wing?
March 3, 2014 7:02 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for some in depth analysis of the Ukraine protest movement. Specifically, the degree to which the nationalist right wing are involved and where they fit into the new government.
posted by MuffinMan to Law & Government (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Western media has tended to portray the Euromaidan
protestors as breaking free of the yoke of a corrupt pro-Russian autocrat. Russian media has portrayed the protestors as ultranationalists posing an existential threat to ethnic Russians.
I am curious as to the extent to which hard right views have currency in Western Ukraine and the influence of the hard right on the recent protest movement. I.e. underneath the dissembling and misinformation what influence hard right elements have on new Ukraine government and to what extent the fears of ethnic Russians in Eastern Ukraine have merit.
I'm particularly interested in finding sources who have been covering the protest movement for some time and/or who have personal experience of Ukraine.