Remembering the Victims
On Moscows Lubyanka Square throughout the day people are taking part in the annual act of remembrance “Return of the names” reading out the names of victims of repression.
Your voice can help stop the prosecution of Arkhangelsk historians and archive workers
It is vital that historians and other scholars demonstrate solidarity and prevent a serious set back to the reinstatement of historical truth and remembrance of the victims of repression in Russia
Moscow Chief Architect wants monument to Stalin restored
Alexander Kuzmin, Moscows Chief Architect considers that the phrase glorifying Stalin reinstated in August this year in the Kurskaya Circle Line metro station should remain, and that the monument to Stalin should also be reinstated
Words glorifying Stalin may be removed from the Moscow metro
The Moscow Heritage Department has called the restoration of the Kurskaya Circle Metro Station, together with words glorifying Stalin, “unacceptable” in a letter addressed to the organization “For Human Rights
Kyiv Council formally cancels hotel plan at Babi Yar
The very suggestion that any hotel could be built in this place was monstrous, and aroused outrage within Ukraine and abroad
Lviv Museum – Prison “Tyurma na Lontskoho” must not be under the auspices of the SBU
Prominent Lviv academics, historians and public figures stress that this place of remembrance and research about the past must not depend on political factors, ideological orientation or the personal views of people in high-ranking public posts (the appeal is open for signatures)
Kyiv hotels and questions not asked
The very idea that the authorities could build a hotel at Babi Yar, a place where tens of thousands of people were murdered can arouse only sick outrage – and the urgent demand that the information be checked. There were few such public demands and the media worked in cut & paste mode
Memorial: On the Seventieth Anniversary of 17 September 1939
The Pact between Stalin and Hitler and the subsequent events – the invasion of Poland, first by the Wehrmacht and then by the Red Army – are among the most shameful pages of Europes history.
Moscow Metro Ode to a Brutal Dictator
Please add your voice of protest against the recent placing of words glorifying Stalin in a Moscow metro station. This is a profound insult to all his victims and their relatives and part of a dangerous trend
Remembrance Ceremony in Kharkiv for Polish officers murdered by the NKVD
The Memorial marks the place where around four thousand Polish officers, shot in the basement of the Kharkiv NKVD, lie buried.
Words praising Stalin reinstated in Moscow metro
Memorial has addressed an open letter to the Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov demanding a public investigation into the reinstatement on 25 August of a text praising Joseph Stalin inside the Kurskaya metro station.
Whose “cynical lies”?
On the seventieth anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, interpretation of this and other facts by Russias “History Commission” and how Russian history textbooks are to ensure “correct thinking”
The Ill-Fated Pact
The German and Soviet invasion of Poland was a prelude to a destructive war and the communist enslavement of Eastern Europe, 140 German intellectuals write in a declaration
SBU – Holodomor as genocide criminal investigation near formulating charges
During a roundtable held on 25 August entitled “The Crime of Genocide – Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine”, the Head of the Security Service [SBU] said that investigators had received the stage of formulating the document outlining the charges
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: 70 years of pain and lies
70 years ago, on 23 August 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a non-aggression pact, and a secret protocol which divided Poland and Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence
Andrushivka: Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust
A Memorial has been erected in the town of Andrushivka (Zhytomyr region) in memory of the 252 Jewish women and 25 children shot by the Nazis on 19 August 1941
Re-thinking on the past no standard task for the Security Service
German historian Gerhard Simon points out that the situation in Ukraine is unique because it is the security service itself that is engaged in educational activity about the crimes of the past.
In Memory of the Victims of the Great Terror
5 August 1937 marked the beginning of the “mass NKVD operations” which over sixteen months in 1937-1938 resulted in the arrest of approximately 1.7 million people and more than 700 thousand execuitons.
Remembrance Stone to mark the Holocaust of the Roma
A symbolic stone was laid yesterday at Babi Yar in Kyiv to mark International Remembrance Day of the Roma Victims of the Pharraimos (Holocaust).