«Ukraine after Euromaidan» is available for free download

ukraine after euromaidanThe book «Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under fire» which is devoted to the 2014 coup in Ukraine and the chain of events that followed, including the war in the East Ukraine and establishing of the People’s Republics in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, is available for free download in PDF (1.3 MB).

The events of the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 brought about not only changes in the political landscape of the country but also transfored the very map of Ukraine. Thus, the Republiс of Crimea returned to Russia, and in the Eastern Ukraine two new republics have been formed: Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR).
On November 2, 2014, local and state elections were conducted in DPR and LPR. The atmosphere during elections was highly complicated by constant shelling, humanitarian crisis, shortage of qualified personnel. Despite all those facts, elections were designed to be as democratic and transparent as possible in the given circumstances.
There was heightened attention to the election campaigns in DPR and LPR by local, Russian, and Western media. On the election day, in DPR alone 320 journalists were accredited including those from the Western Europe and USA. There were weekly news press-conferences conducted by the local deputies, as well as briefings, and road trips of candidates to the regions of the new repuplics.
Percent of election participation was maximum possible in a war situaton. There were queues of thousands of voters to election centres in both DPR and LPR. Eventually, there were more than a million people who voted in DPR, and more than 700 000 of those in LPR.


Alexander Bedritskiy — political scientist, PhD, CEO in CIS-EMO (2013-2014), participant in 20 OSCE ODIHR election observation missions, author and co-author of monographs and articles.

Alexey Kochetkov — political scientist, journalist, CEO in CIS-EMO (2003-2013), president of the Public Diplomacy Foundation, international elections expert, author of methodologies for electoral processes monitoring, author of books on Ukrainian and CIS countries politics.

Stanislav Byshok — psychologist, political analyst in CIS-EMO, expert on political extremism, author and co-author of books and independent reports on the contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics.


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