Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

In Kyiv the remains of 817 victims of the repressions of the 1930s have been laid to rest

For over half a century the truth about the Bykivnya Graves was concealed. It was only in 1991 that at the place of the burial a memorial stone was placed to the victims of the fascists. And only a few years after that was it written there that this is the last resting place of victims of political repression. | detail

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Victims of repression remembered in the Komi Republic

At a memorial evening three historical documents were presented about the victims of the GULAG, including one about children of those repressed who were also held in the camps | detail

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Russia criticizes Ukraine’s effort to have Holodomor declared genocide

Russian diplomats consider that the Ukrainian authorities are one-sided in their treatment of the events of the 1930s which, in their view, casts a shadow over Ukrainian – Russian relations | detail

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No time limit on justice

Will the present Verkhovna Rada vote to recognize Holodomor as genocide, and what legal ramifications will such a law have? The BBC Ukrainian Service put these questions to the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Ihor Yukhnovsky: | detail

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In Memory of the Victims of the Solovky embarkation point

A memorial service will be held on 27 October 2006 for the victims of the Terror, murdered in the Sandarmokh Clearing in Southern Karelia on 27 October and from 1 – 4 November 1937 | detail

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Moscow reads Viktor Yushchenko’s preface to the book on Sandarmokh

“Karelian land was destined to become forever the pantheon of the Executed Ukrainian Renaissance. One of the blackest pages of Ukraine’s history is written in the blood of the murdered geniuses of our nation. This history must for ever remain before us as a reminder and warning for future generations” | detail

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Lviv to bury the remains of NKVD victims at the Lychakivsky Cemetery on 7 November

The last remains will be laid to rest of approximately 500 people, victims of the repressions of the 1940s. There are also plans to rebury the remains of leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Yevhen Konovalets, Stepan Bandera, Andriy Melnyk and others | detail

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Yushchenko is to introduce a draft law on recognizing Holodomor as an act of genocide

He stated this during a meeting with Hungary’s Ukrainian community during a visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet rule | detail

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Measures to have Holodomor recognized as genocide

Viktor Yushchenko wants to activate work on gaining recognition from the world community that Holodomor [the artificially created Famine] of 1932-1933 was an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people and one of the greatest tragedies of human history. | detail

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Ever more graves of the victims of Stalinism

There may be many more mass graves on Ukrainian territory, but access to the NKVD archives in Moscow is now needed and that road is closed to Ukrainian researchers | detail

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Vandals desecrate the memorial graves at Sandarmokh in Karelia

The Sandarmokh Clearing in Karelia holds the unnamed graves of around 12,000 victims of the Terror, including more than 1100 Ukrainians from the Solovky Embarkation | detail

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Five thousand pages about the Holodomor

The documents just declassified give important information about the role played by the GPU (/KGB) in implementing the Terror through starvation | detail

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The Ukrainian Security Service is to declassify documents about Holodomor

On 18 August a presentation will take place of an electronic “Collection of documents of the State Political Department of the Ukrainian SSR on Holodomor* 1932 – 1933 in Ukraine” | detail

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To the slaughtered sons and daughters of Ukraine (In Memory of the Victims of the Solovky embarkation point)

The granite Cossack Cross at the Sandarmokh Clearing near Solovky stands over the last resting place of victims of the Stalin terror, among them 677 Ukrainians. | detail

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In honour of Yevhen Hrytsyak

Yevhen Hrytsyak, one of the leaders of the 1953 Norilsk Uprising , turns 80 tomorrow. We extend our warmest greetings and best wishes to Yevhen Stepanovych and offer the reader a chance to read a remarkable letter | detail

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The remains of NKVD victims are to be buried at the Lychakivsky Cemetery in Lviv

The remains will be laid to rest of 225 people, 80 of whom were children, discovered four years in the crypt of a monastery in Zhovkva in the Lviv region | detail

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A special invitation from Perm “Memorial”

The Perm political labour camps were a terrible part of a repressive machine whose victims "Memorial" is helping to ensure will not be forgotten. | detail

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The Path through Bykivnya

An Institute of National Remembrance will seek answers to the question how, in peacetime, 10 million human lives in Ukraine could have been lost | detail

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In the Lviv region the remains uncovered of victims of the NKVD – KGB

Despite the fact that some of the victims were children, and several skulls bear bullet marks, the Prosecutor’s Office can find "no sign of a crime" | detail

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Victims of the Katyń Massacre refused rehabilitation

An expanded account of the recent decision by the Chief Military Prosecutor of the Russian Federation to both close the Russian investigation into the Katyń Massacre and to deny that those murdered were victims of political repression | detail

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