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Russian Nationalist Movement Restructuring in light of the Ukrainian Events which took place in 2013-14

The events in Ukraine in 2013-2014 attracted the Russian society’s attention and affected the Russian political agenda. One of the most affected sectors of the Russian domestic policy was Russian nationalist organizations. The issue of radical nationalism has become essential for European countries and for Russia in particular. But this object is rather difficult to be empirical studied. This paper provides such a study based on some methodical ideas. One of the ideas was to combine qualitative and quantitive sociological methods. As the result of applying such a quantitive method as Latent Class Analysis, it was argued that Russian nationalist movement undergone a profound crisis because of the Ukrainian events and was split alike Russian society was. Then, the article provides the arguments of those nationalist organizations which position contradicted the predominating Russian public opinion on the Ukrainian issue. These arguments were gained by means of interviews with the organizations representatives.