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24.02.2017

You Should Know What Happened on February 23

February 23 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples from their homeland | detail

Visits 849
26.11.2016

In Memory of the Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933

Please join in remembering the millions of men, women and children in Ukraine and Kuban who were starved to death during the man-made famine known as Holodomor 1932-1933. | detail

Visits 222
22.11.2016

Holodomor Remembrance Day: Why the Past Matters for the Future

A girl holds a lamp next to a monument with inscriptions of locations that suffered in the Holodomor famine, during a commemoration ceremony for the victims | detail

Visits 560
21.12.2015

Monument to Joseph Stalin unveiled in militant-controlled Luhansk

It is surely a telling sign that monuments and posters of Joseph Stalin, one of the bloodiest dictators of the twentieth century, should be emerging in both Russian-occupied Crimea and areas of Donbas under Kremlin-backed militant control. | detail

Visits 3600
28.11.2015

In Memory of the Victims of Holodomor

Visits 1242
04.09.2015

Kremlin-funded Sputnik Int. claims West criticizes Stalin to weaken Russia & its leadership

An article on Russian state-funded Sputnik International asserts that criticism of the Soviet past, including Joseph Stalin, is part of a US and NATO attack on “today’s Russia and its leadership that is unwilling to bow before the West.” | detail

Visits 4405
02.09.2015

Death of Vasyl Stus

Vasyl Stus – a human rights activist and a poet – died on the night from September 3 to 4 of 1985, in the solitary confinement of the «Institution ВС-389/36» in Kuchino village of Perm Region. At that time I was in the 20th cell of the “institution”, that’s why I consider it my civil and human duty to testify on the circumstances and causes of his death. | detail

Visits 3142
18.08.2015

Kremlin’s proxies purge memory of victims of Holodomor and political repression

Kremlin-backed militants have decided to dismantle the Memorial to the Victims of Political Repression and Holodomor in Snizhne (Donetsk oblast), claiming such a move to be aimed at the “reinstatement of historical justice”. | detail

Visits 3826
01.04.2015

Dramatic increase in number of Russians who justify Stalin

One wonders how the world would react if Germany were to come up with 45 % justifying Hitler’s crimes. Surely worth considering when this sharp increase in willingness to justify horrific crimes comes at a time when Russia has annexed part of neighbouring Ukraine and is showing no intention of stopping. | detail

Visits 3923
03.03.2015

Perm-36 Gulag Museum of Soviet Repression forced to close

The museum at the site of the particularly harsh labour camp where Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus died, has played a vital role in informing the public about Soviet repression, but openness about the dark aspects of Russian and Soviet past has been increasingly frowned upon under President Vladimir Putin. | detail

Visits 2651
04.02.2015

Anger and Protest over Stalin Monument in Yalta

On Feb 5 a monument to three world leaders, including Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, will be unveiled in Yalta, 10 years after public opposition from Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians led to the original plans being shelved | detail

Visits 5576
27.11.2014

’Last Address’ Project Aims To Honour Victims Of Soviet Repression

A Russian civic initiative to install commemorative plaques to the victims of Soviet repression at the homes where they lived before they were executed or sent to perish in the Gulag is about to be launched | detail

Visits 1756
30.10.2014

Returning - or Silencing - the Names of Stalin’s Victims

This Day in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression comes as Memorial, the organization that enabled us to learn the fate of our parents or grandparents is under threat of closure and the Kremlin is increasingly trying to conceal or distort the darkest days of the country’s recent history | detail

Visits 2140
29.06.2014

Please support endangered Museum of Soviet Repression

Perm-36 chronicles Soviet repression and stands on the site of a labour camp built under Stalin in 1943. In the 1970s and 1980s it was one of the country’s harshest facilities for political dissidents. It was here that Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus died on 4 September 1985 | detail

Visits 1758
23.06.2014

Portrait of Stalin appears in Russian-occupied Crimea

A large portrait of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has appeared near the Memorial to soldiers of the Second World War in Simferopol | detail

Visits 4095
16.11.2013

Commentary on the Kyiv Court of Appeal ruling from 13 January 2010

The value of the ruling is illusory. There are legitimate grounds for restarting the investigation; putting together a list of all those repressed for opposing the organization of the artificial famine and not rehabilitated and holding court proceedings aimed at their rehabilitation | detail

Visits 1552
10.11.2013

Legal classification of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine and in Kuban as a crime against humanity and genocide

Updated and expanded version of the study made in 2008 which found that the artificial famine of had all the hallmarks of genocide | detail

Visits 4246
05.11.2013

Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky honoured for saving Jews during the Holocaust

While the Anti-Defamation League has honoured the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church who died in 1944 with the Jan Karski Courage to Care Award, Ukraine’s Jewish Community have joined the UGCC in creating a Sheptytsky Award to those serving the course of Ukrainian-Jewish reconciliation | detail

Visits 1502
20.05.2013

Remembering the Victims of Political Repression

Remembrance services and ceremonies took place in many parts of Ukraine on Sunday for the Victims of political repression | detail

Visits 1276
28.12.2012

Foul legacy of Stalinism

The Congress of National Communities of Ukraine has issued a statement regarding the actions by Stalinists on 21 December. At the same time it is reported that the Crimean Tatars involved in obstructing them may be charged with hooliganism. | detail

Visits 1671
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