History of Ukrainian nationalism raises greatest interest in Germany
The book penned by Russian political scientists "Neo-Nazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship" produced quite a stir in Germany. The authors of the book are Stanislav Byshok and Alexei Kochetkov. Presentations of the book are held throughout Europe.
The authors of the book believe that immense interest of Europeans to their book is a consequence of a "unipolar" approach of Western media to covering events in Ukraine. European citizens, who are interested in international politics, want to know an alternative point of view to draw conclusions. That is the reason why the book about the origin and development of radical nationalism in Ukraine was taken in Europe as food for thought, says ridus.ru.
One of the co-authors of the book, president of the fund for the development of civil society "People's Diplomacy," Alexei Kochetkov, told the Izvestia newspaper that the book attracted the greatest interest in Germany.
"Surprisingly, the largest response to our work was in Germany, where they tried not to let the book reach the readers. One must understand the Germans - if one forbid something for them, they have to see it," he said.
"About 90 percent of information in the book comes from primary sources - no one has tried to systematize it before us, - said Kochetkov. - When a person wants to understand something, they may not have a clear position in principle. And even in Germany, people say that they have never read anything like that, because there is on such information there in the country. Some people would come up to thank us for informing them, for presenting an alternative point of view, because what they can learn from the media in Germany is something quite blatant."
The presentation of the English version of the book "Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship" took place in Germany on July 7th. The book was also presented at the Brussels European Parliament on July 9. The next presentation will take place in Poland.
To date, 2,500 copies of the book have been published in English, and 1,000 - in Russian. The Russian edition is called "Euromaidan named after Stepan Bandera." The book will also be published in French and German in autumn.
Meanwhile, the head of Ukrainian ultranationalist organization Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, wrote on his Facebook page, that he was going to create a battalion in the western part of Ukraine, where anti-Russian sentiments were particularly strong. The battalion would be named in honor of militant Alexander Muzychko-Bily, who was killed during riots in Ukraine. This battalion, Yarosh said, would mean death for the militia of Donetsk and Luhansk.
"Comrades from the Right Sector already create a battalion, named in honor of Alexander Muzychko. The memory of the hero brings new warriors...Let's do away with terrorists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions," he wrote.
Yarosh also shared more of his radical plans.
"We will liberate the Ukrainian Crimea, destroy the Kremlin empire and build a normal state for the Ukrainian people. Victory will be ours! Glory to Ukraine!" he wrote.
The sources close to the Chechen administration, commenting on Dmitry Yarosh's statements to politonline.ru, said: "Yarosh has already offered the dead Umarov and alive scum to blow up Russia, for which he received from Ramzan Kadyrov [Chechen President - ed.] a one-way ticket to Umarov.
Yarosh called for terrorist attacks on the territory of Russia and also asked the Crimean Tatars to wage a guerrilla warfare on the peninsula to butcher the Russians.
Noteworthy, spokespeople for the U.S. State Department met with Dmitry Yarosh, despite his fascist views, asking him to create a network of the radical movement in Ukraine and accept $10 million of advance payment.
After the statement from Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov about "a one-way ticket to Umarov," Yarosh and Right Sector immediately reported that they had not called for terrorists to explode Russia and said that their "account had been hacked." The administration of the social network, where the extremist posts appeared, later said that no one from the Right Sector had reported the hacking, nor were there any traces of it on the page of the movement.
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