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

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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

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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

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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

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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The new volume contains over 230 previously unpublished archival documents: material from Polish Intelligence, the police and local administration in pre-War Poland.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 1942

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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Stalin’s grandson wants SBU and Ukrainian judges to be punished

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili is demanding that criminal proceedings be launched against officials of the Ukrainian Security Service [SBU] and judges who declared Stalin guilty of organizing Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 | detail

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Appeal Court condemns Stalin and other leaders over Holodomor

On 13 January the Kyiv Court of Appeal heard the criminal case initiated and investigated by the Security Service [SBU] over the perpetrating of Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933 | detail

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Journalist taken to court over article on Holodomor

The good news in this dispute over an article denying that Holodomor was an act of genocide is that lawyers are certain the civil suit brought by a local businessman against the author has no chance of success. The bad news is that it has happened at all | detail

Visits 2003

Problems with access to information on political repression in the SBU Archives

The question arises of how justified in general is it to refuse access to confidential information about a person who took part in repression. After all each victim has the right to know the names of the people who persecuted him or her, and the public have the right to the truth and particularly to maximum information about the activities of a repressive regime | detail

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Freedom of information v. secrecy of archives: brief impressions

It is a priority task for our society to recognize the true significance of freedom of information. It is this recognition which will render irreversible reforms initiated by the SBU Central Archive and ensure freedom of information from the dangers of political snowfalls as the result of any change in political course | detail

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Archive without secrets

Initiatives from the State Security Service Archives make vital information about repression under the Soviet regime available to researchers and members of the public | detail

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Kirklees Council recognises Holodomor as genocide

After an extensive campaign led by Steve Komarnyckyj Kirklees Council in the United Kingdom has recognised the Holodomor as an act of genocide. It joins Keighley, Rochdale, Bolton, Edinburgh and Bradford Councils who have previously recognised Holodomor as genocide | detail

Visits 1995

SBU names three organizers of Holodomor

The Head of Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU], Valentin Nalyvaichenko has told TV Channel 5 that the criminal file over Holodomor 1932-1933 could be submitted to the court by the end of the year | detail

Visits 1998

Kyiv: monument to one of the organizers of Holodomor dismantled

Hryhory Petrovsky was the Head of the Ukrainian Central Committee, as well as of the All-Ukrainian Revolutionary Committee and one of the organizers of Holodomor, the man-made famine in 1932-1933 | detail

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