Working group formed for constructing a Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor


President Yushchenko has issued an instruction creating a working group to manage the construction of a Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor* in Ukraine.

The Instruction, placed on the President’s official website, states that the aim is to ensure that the Memorial be constructed in Kyiv by 1 October 2008, to mark the 75th anniversary of Holodomor 1932-1933.

The First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Anatoly Hollubchenko is appointed Chair of the working group.  He is authorized to make changes to the composition of the group, as well as drawing in, according to established procedure, specialists from central and local authorities, State enterprises, institutions and organizations (with the consent of their managers), and obtaining documents and material required.

The working group is instructed to draw up and approach a work schedule for the design and construction of the Memorial and to report on their progress on a monthly basis.


*  Since it seems most important that the world finally understands what Holodomor – the Famine of 1932-1933 was, we use the word only in the singular, however there were three famines, all to varying extents manmade, and the Memorial is called to the Victims of Holodomors. [translator]

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