Seva Gunitsky discusses Ukraine with the CBC

April 1, 2014


Political Science professor Seva Gunitsky was recently interviewed by CBC’s Christine Birak on the situation in Ukraine.

Professor Gunitsky was born in Russia and his work as a political scientist focuses on democratization and international relations theory.


Christine Birak: What do find most fascinating about this entire situation?

Seva Gunitsky: Well I think it’s fascinating how different the narratives have been in the West compared to Russia.
In the West the narrative has been this is Freedom loving Ukrainians overthrowing a Russian puppet.
When you look at the Russian media, as I have, the narrative is obviously very different. They portray the revolution in Ukraine as right wing nationalists endangering the lives of ethnic Russians.”


To watch the interview please click below:
CBC News: A tale of two Ukraine narratives