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 | detail

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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” | detail

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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. | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 Ihor Yukhnovsky has been replaced by a former researcher into Marxism – Leninism, communist Valery Soldatenko. | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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. | detail

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Governor of Zaporizhya: Monument to Stalin is illegal

The Head of the Zaporizhya Regional Administration Boris Petrov asserts that the monument to Stalin unveiled on 5 May was erected in breach of legislation and has approached the Prosecutor’s Office | detail

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Commemorating the victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor)

The Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted on 28 April, 2010 | detail

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Church protest over monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya

On Friday, 7 May, the Bishop of Zaporizhya and Melitopol spoke out on behalf of the clergy and congregation of the eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church against the monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya. | detail

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Monument to Stalin unveiled in Zaporizhya

While on the one hand the monument is on private property, and will, the communists say, be under 24-hour guard, it is disturbing how little active opposition has been shown by the very many people with good cause to find any glorification of a bloody dictator profoundly offensive | detail

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Memorial to a monster

An article about attempts by Ukrainian communists to glorify Stalin and about the crimes of the Soviet communist regime | detail

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Lviv: “Territory of Terror” Memorial

A memorial complex to remember the victims of all totalitarian regimes is planned in Lviv, on the territory of the former ghetto and transit prison | detail

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Monument to Stalin in Ukraine: the Public opposed

Ukrainian activists are calling for the plans (by communists) to erect a monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya to be stopped. Historians consider it an outrage to the memory of the victims of the Stalin regime | detail

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Ukrainians against a monument to Stalin, even in the South

The majority of Ukrainians (56.7%) are negative about Communist Party initiatives to erect monuments to Stalin in Ukrainian cities, a survey carried out by the Razumkov Centre has found. Only 9.6% are positive about any such monuments | detail

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SBU electronic archive in safe academic hands

The SBU electronic database contains over 17 thousand copies of archival documents. More than double this number were ready to be added to the database, however the process has been stopped | detail

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Which laws and secrets does the new Head of SBU plan to protect?

An open letter to Valeriy Khoroshkovsky regarding his statements that there is no need for more declassifying of archival documents | detail

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