Historians fear Moscow wants to control all post-Soviet archives
Historians are concerned at news of an agreement which binds post-Soviet countries to agree policy on declassifying Soviet archives, and fear that some material could be classified again.
Tyurma na Lonskoho Museum no longer under Security Service
The National Memorial Museum of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Tyurma na Lonskoho” in Lviv and its Director, Ruslan Zabily have received unwanted attention from the SBU who accused Zabily of divulging state secrets over historical archive material
Babi Yar 29 – 30 September 1941
Seventy years ago today the killing began of around 35 thousand Jewish men, women and children at Babi Yar, a ravine then on the outskirts of Kyiv
70 Years since Babi Yar the Holocaust still has a Lesson to teach
As the 70th anniversary approaches of the murder of 33,000 Jewish men, women and children at Babi Yar approaches, the US Ambassador reflects on the exhibition Shoah by Bullets, which is demonstrated for the first time in Ukraine
Warnings over state of Memorial to Victims of Repression near Dnipropetrovsk
The Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor and Political Repression near Dnipropetrovsk is being neglected, members of the community warn. The territory on which the Memorial stands is a place where the remains lie of thousands of people executed during Stalin’s time
No change in course: Soldatenko again heads National Remembrance Institute
Despite the flurry of decrees and instructions with the President dismissing and the Cabinet of Ministers appointing, the general course followed by the present regime remains unchanged
President dismisses Head of National Remembrance Institute
Less than eight months since he himself made the appointment, President Yanukovych has dismissed Valery Soldatenko from his post as Head of the Institute for National Remembrance
Władysław Bartoszewski: Appeal to the World over Auschwitz-Birkenau
“I wish to help preserve this testimony as a living symbol of genocide and intolerance. I do so in remembrance of all the victims who died in Auschwitz-Birkenau and of those who survived this hell. I do so in view of what happened, what is happening now, and what could happen again,”
Kyiv Court of Appeal finds nothing wrong in President’s statement on Holodomor
Volodymyr Volosiuk from Khmelnytsky haв lodged a civil suit demanding that the President apologise for his denial on 27 April that Holodomor was an act of genocide
Ukraine remembers the Victims of Holodomor
On Saturday, 27 November a procession and remembrance service [panakhyda] will be held in memory of those who died in the manmade famine. As darkness falls, candles in memory will be lit throughout Ukraine.
Stalin, Our Contemporary
Viktor Yanukovich denies the special suffering of the Ukrainian people – a nod to Russia’s official historical narrative, which seeks to blur the particular evils of collectivization into a tragedy so vague that it has no clear perpetrators or victims
Call to Light a Candle in Memory of the Victims of Holodomor
Yevhen Sverstyuk stresses: “The lighting of a candle in memory, remembering in churches those who were given no burial service – we shouldn’t politicize this action. We wish to awaken in society the spirit of remembrance”
Deleting the Holodomor: Ukraine Unmakes Itself
The first thing Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich did after his February 25 inauguration was delete the link to the Holodomor on the president’s official Web site The Yanukovich regime has also signaled that it regards genocide discourse as a political act.
Museum Prison Tyurma na Lonskoho to be passed to Institute for National Remembrance
President Yanukovych has instructed that the National Memorial Museum of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Tyurma na Lonskoho” in Lviv be passed from the SBU [Security Service] to the Institute of National Remembrance
Director of the National Museum – Prison “Tyurma na Lonskoho” detained by the Security Service
On 8 September in Kyiv the Director of the National Memorial Museum of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Tyurma na Lonskoho” (Lviv), Ruslan Zabily was detained for 14 and a half hours
Polish Institute of National Remembrance hopes cooperation can continue
As reported, in Ukraine the Institute for National Remembrance has just received a new Head. Ihor Yukhnovsky has been replaced by a former researcher into Marxism – Leninism, communist Valery Soldatenko.
Communist Party of the USSR specialist appointed Head of the Institute for National Remembrance
It is reported on the official government website that the Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Valery Soldatenko Head of the Institute for National Remembrance
Court to consider Yanukovych’s comments about Holodomor
A preliminary hearing is scheduled today over the President’s statement on 27 April in Strasbourg that Holodomor 1932-1933 had not been genocide against any particular nation
Draft bill would remove the word genocide from the Law on Holodomor
Kiselyov’s draft bill comes almost exactly a month after President Yanukovych stated in Strasbourg that Holodomor had not been an act of genocide. He did not mention that this was his view which did not concur with Ukraine’s legislation
Institute of National Remembrance to remain intact
The Institute and government have agreed on principles for the Institute’s future work, these based on the consolidation of society. The Deputy Prime Minister has agreed on the need to avoid public statements against members of UPA and the Soviet Army since Ukrainians fought among their numbers during the Second World War.