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08.05.2009

Russian “Justice” still unable to honour the Victims of Katyń

A Moscow court has again upheld the Military Prosecutor’s refusal to consider applications to rehabilitate victims of this terrible crime. There remains one final avenue before Memorial is forced to turn to Strasbourg | detail

Visits 1130
05.05.2009

Unqualified evil and politics

Ask people in any former Soviet republic whether the Holocaust was unqualified evil, few will say no. So why don’t they ask? Why with depressing regularity do we hear the same shouting about “a revival of Nazism”, along with appalling distortions of the truth? | detail

Visits 2777
04.04.2009

Remembrance key to reconciliation

Members of the European Parliament have called on European governments to establish 23 August as a Europe-wide Remembrance Day for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes | detail

Visits 2415
19.03.2009

Perpetrators of Holodomor named

Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has made public an updated list based on its archival material of those directly involved in organizing and carrying out Holodomor | detail

Visits 2130
26.02.2009

Russia «Holodomor was not genocide»

Since the event in Moscow was for the world media’s benefit, here is the report from Associated Press which has since been widely reported in the Ukrainian media | detail

Visits 2625
25.02.2009

Mass murder of Czechoslovakians during Terror in the Zhytomyr region

Czech historian Mechislav Borak has found documents indicating that in 1937-1938 the Soviet punitive bodies executed more than 400 Czechs and Slovaks | detail

Visits 890
16.02.2009

Baffled as to why Russia doesn’t open up the archives on Holodomor

The Ukrainian Institute for National Remembrance has issued a statement saying that it does not understand why the Russian State Archives are refusing to publish documents relating to the events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1762
04.02.2009

Declassified documents passed to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance

The latest meeting between the SBU and Polish Delegation agreed to sign an Agreement on joint study regarding Holodomor and other forced famines, as well as the political repressions of the totalitarian communist regime | detail

Visits 793
28.01.2009

SBU promises open access to archives of the Soviet punitive bodies

The Acting Head of the Security Services [SBU], Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has stated that, in accordance with a Presidential Decree from 23 January, all criminal cases initiated by the Soviet punitive bodies from 1917 to 1991 are to be declassified | detail

Visits 1037
25.01.2009

Another grotesquely surreal judgment from a Russian court over Katyń

The judge, in backing the arguments of the Military Prosecutor’s Office, stated that if bodies lie in a common grave with skulls with gunshots, one cannot assert that they were executed, but merely that guns were used | detail

Visits 1221
19.12.2008

Russia blocks UN resolution on Holodomor

Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Valery Churkin, announced on 18 December that Russia had succeeded in blocking Ukraine’s attempt to have the General Assembly consider and vote on a resolution recognizing Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people | detail

Visits 2479
10.12.2008

Ukrainian Azerbaijanis call for recognition of Holodomor as genocide

Members of the Board of the Representative Office of the World Congress of Azerbaijanis in Ukraine have asked the Milla Mejilis of Azerbaijan to officially recognize Holodomor as “genocide, a crime by the Soviet authorities against Ukrainians.” | detail

Visits 872
26.11.2008

Author of the term “genocide” used it about Holodomor

Rafael Lemkin’s endeavours to have genocide in the 1948 Convention encompass the crime committed against a social class were thwarted by the Soviet side. Lemkin was however in any case convinced that Holodomor was a “classic example of Soviet genocide” | detail

Visits 3186
22.11.2008

Public statement by the Aegis Trust to mark the 75th Anniversary of Holodomor

Regrettably, the debate over whether or not the Holodomor constitutes genocide often becomes overlaid with political considerations and continues to distract governments and policy makers around the world from simply honouring the memory of its victims – and from reflecting on the lessons it holds for a world in which genocide continues | detail

Visits 1642
22.11.2008

Remembrance Flame for the Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Kyiv

The Remembrance Flame began its journey on 1 April in Australia and over the following months passed through 33 countries, including 6 former Soviet republics: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Armenia and Georgia before arriving in Ukraine at the end of October | detail

Visits 1793
20.11.2008

Open Letter to the President of the Russian Federation

The letter below was written by Yevhen Sverstyuk, President of the Ukrainian PEN Club, writer and former political prisoner to Russia’ President Medvedev with regard to the latter’s refusal to attend Holodomor Remembrance events in Kyiv | detail

Visits 2250
14.11.2008

Medvedev speaks of «so-called” Holodomor

The Russian President claims that Holodomor 1932-1933 is being used for short-term political ends and has refused to take part in the remembrance events this month | detail

Visits 1953
13.11.2008

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate recognizes Holodomor as genocide

The Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has issued a statement about Holodomor in which for probably the first time the Holy Synod of the UOC MP publicly names Holodomor genocide. | detail

Visits 2268
12.11.2008

Holodomor claimed 3.2 million victims

Over five months of 1933 (from March to July) as many people died as over the whole five preceding years. | detail

Visits 1827
06.11.2008

77 victims of political repression to receive lifelong grants

The grants will be provided to 77 people persecuted for their human rights activities. Candidates were put forward by the local authorities taking suggestions from civic organizations for former political prisoners and victims of repression into account | detail

Visits 849
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