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19.03.2010

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

Visits 1608
15.03.2010

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

Visits 1655
11.03.2010

New Head of SBU wants less work on archives

Valery Khoroshkovsky, the new Head of the Security Service [SBU] believes that the Security Service should reduce work with archives and concentrate on its main tasks | detail

Visits 1520
11.03.2010

First “defamation case” over denial of Holodomor as genocide rejected

The District Court in Novoyazovsk (Donetsk region) has found in favour of a journalist who publicly expressed doubt as to whether Holodomor 1932-1933 was genocide of the Ukrainian people | detail

Visits 1414
10.03.2010

Five Transcarpathians honoured for saving Jewish people during the War

The Feyers hid four Jewish people for 18 months, while Vasylyna Plyska’s family fgave shelter to four Jews. A Jewish boy hid for over 7 months with the family of Petro Yurashchuk from Vyshkiv, and the family of Maria Shutko from Khust saved the lives of two Jewish people who had escaped from a Hungarian concentration camp | detail

Visits 613
06.03.2010

Memorial appeals to President Medvedev to end lies and secrecy over Katyń

We believe that clear and unequivocal condemnation of the crime committed by Soviet State bodies following the decision of the leadership, a statement of steps planned to bring the Katyń case out of a dead end could be a turning point in the relations between Russia and Poland | detail

Visits 1062
04.03.2010

Memorial: On Portraits of Stalin for the anniversary of Victory Day

The fortitude, courage and valiant deeds of people defending their country in the years of War have been and remain a spiritual legacy for the entire nation, and nobody has the right to make use of this legacy at their will. Any attempt to rewrite this legacy in Stalin’s name is nothing more than pillage and blasphemy | detail

Visits 1392
03.03.2010

Moscow’s Mayor: Posters of Stalin to stay after Victory Day

Yury Luzhkov has told a meeting of the Moscow Government that the posters depicting Joseph Stalin will be posted around Moscow not only for the 65th anniversary of Victory, but at subsequent ceremonial events | detail

Visits 1315
03.03.2010

Monument to Polish Professors murdered in 1941

The Lviv City Council has announced that a monument is to be erected to the Lviv professors shot in 1941 on the Vuletsky Hills of the city | detail

Visits 617
01.03.2010

Memory to order?

There are historians who do not believe that Holodomor falls under the Convention on Genocide. Whether or not we agree with them is another matter, only in no way, is it a political one. When the issue becomes politicized, we end up with political tasks and the "necessary" court rulings like that of 13 January | detail

Visits 2066
25.02.2010

On the proposed amendments to the Law on the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression

While the law is an attempt to readdress injustice with regard to children of victims of repression, KHPG stresses that it is unfair to not acknowledge the spouses of victims to have been victims themselves | detail

Visits 1609
25.02.2010

Babi Yar recognized as national historical memorial land

"In consideration of the significance of the State historical memorial reserve “Babi Yar” in immortalizing the memory of the victims of the Nazi persecution and in order to promote the further development of the reserve”, President Yushchenko has signed a decree giving Babi Yar national reserve status. | detail

Visits 984
17.02.2010

70 years since the beginning of Stalin’s deportations

Services and other remembrance measures have marked the anniversary of the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Western Ukraine to the North of Russia and Kazakhstan | detail

Visits 1012
12.02.2010

Unique book on Holodomor presented in Warsaw

The new volume contains over 230 previously unpublished archival documents: material from Polish Intelligence, the police and local administration in pre-War Poland. There are also letters from diplomats about Holodomor, directives and interrogation protocols. | detail

Visits 1776
09.02.2010

Law proposed to recognize children as victims of political repression

The draft law (reg. №5040 ) proposes adding provisions which define the legal status of people who in childhood suffered from repression (as children of victims of repression) and guarantees of their social defence. | detail

Visits 1385
03.02.2010

Ruling in the criminal proceedings over genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933

The court ruling issued by the Kyiv Court of Appeal on 13 January which found Stalin, Molotov and others guilty of the crime of genocide in relation to Holodomor, but terminated the proceedings since the accused are all dead | detail

Visits 2184
30.01.2010

PACE scheduled to consider Holodomor report in April

According to the Head of the Russian Delegation, the amendments just proposed by the UK representative to the report are a radical shift since they “suggest recognizing that this was deliberate Holodomor and genocide specifically of Ukrainians.” | detail

Visits 1313
27.01.2010

And the Free World did not react (On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau)

Graves force any normal human being to stop and think. Yet here there are no graves. That means that on the place where an unthinkable crime was perpetrated, reflection must be transformed into particular responsibility, into enduring remembrance of what happened | detail

Visits 944
19.01.2010

Realism and its fetters

Thoughts on what steps towards decommunization must be taken and by whom, and what, on the contrary, demonstrates only reluctance to part with lies and a fundamentally Soviet attitude to the individual | detail

Visits 606
19.01.2010

“it’s not a question of punishing people”

The website “Svidomo” asked Volodymyr Vyatrovych, Head of the Central Branch Archive of the SBU [Security Service] about the court case over Holodomor which the Prosecutor General and SBU qualify as genocide of the Ukrainian people | detail

Visits 1393
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