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

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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

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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

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Stalin Exhibition from Russia destroyed in Simferopol

A group of Crimean Tatars led by members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People have destroyed an exhibition glorifying the bloody dictator | detail

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More and more Ukrainians call Holodomor 1932-32 genocide

On the eve of the eightieth anniversary of Holodomor 1932-33, a public survey has found that 59% of Ukrainians believe that Holodomor was genocide. The number denying this has fallen by a third | detail

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Sandarmokh 1937

It is 75 years since the execution in the Sandarmokh Forest Clearing in Karelia of 1,111 prisoners of the Solovky Labour Camp, including 290 Ukrainian writers, poets, scientists and others | detail

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US presents declassified Katyń Documents

While a lot oft information was previously available to historians, there are new details, including information about encrypted reports from US prisoners of war which suggest that the Roosevelt Administration knew that the crime had been committed by the Soviets very early on | detail

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Alexander Cherkasov: On the 75th Anniversary of the Great Terror

On July 2, 1937, the Soviet Politburo sent telegrams authorizing regional party organizations and branches of the secret police, the NKVD, to compile lists of potential enemies of the Soviet regime so they could be rounded up and executed | detail

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Ukraine remembers the victims of political repression

As in previous years on the third Sunday in May, ceremonies were held in a number of Ukrainian cities in remembrance of victims of political repression. | detail

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ECHR Judgement on investigation into Katyń massacre

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia violated Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman treatment) and its obligation to cooperate with the Court under Article 38 with respect to the investigation into the 1940 Katyń massacre of Polish officers and others | detail

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Communist Head of Ukraine’s Archives would remove access to half of them

Head of Ukraine’s State Archive, Olha Ginzburg from the Communist Party has said that she would like to close half Ukraine’s archives. She was responding to a question about introducing European norms regarding archival openness | detail

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Remembering the Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933

Myroslav Marynovych: “We honour the victims of Holodomor only when we do not allow ourselves to create hell in our country” | detail

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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. | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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,” | detail

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