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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
01.09.2009

Words praising Stalin reinstated in Moscow metro

Memorial has addressed an open letter to the Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov demanding a public investigation into the reinstatement on 25 August of a text praising Joseph Stalin inside the Kurskaya metro station. | detail

Visits 1882
31.08.2009

Whose “cynical lies”?

On the seventieth anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, interpretation of this and other facts by Russia’s “History Commission” and how Russian history textbooks are to ensure “correct thinking” | detail

Visits 3209
31.08.2009

The Ill-Fated Pact

The German and Soviet invasion of Poland was a prelude to a destructive war and the communist enslavement of Eastern Europe, 140 German intellectuals write in a declaration | detail

Visits 1943
26.08.2009

SBU – Holodomor as genocide criminal investigation near formulating charges

During a roundtable held on 25 August entitled “The Crime of Genocide – Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine”, the Head of the Security Service [SBU] said that investigators had received the stage of formulating the document outlining the charges | detail

Visits 2136
23.08.2009

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: 70 years of pain and lies

70 years ago, on 23 August 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a non-aggression pact, and a secret protocol which divided Poland and Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence | detail

Visits 2035
21.08.2009

Andrushivka: Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust

A Memorial has been erected in the town of Andrushivka (Zhytomyr region) in memory of the 252 Jewish women and 25 children shot by the Nazis on 19 August 1941 | detail

Visits 1288
07.08.2009

Re-thinking on the past no standard task for the Security Service

German historian Gerhard Simon points out that the situation in Ukraine is unique because it is the security service itself that is engaged in educational activity about the crimes of the past. | detail

Visits 1916
05.08.2009

In Memory of the Victims of the Great Terror

5 August 1937 marked the beginning of the “mass NKVD operations” which over sixteen months in 1937-1938 resulted in the arrest of approximately 1.7 million people and more than 700 thousand execuitons. | detail

Visits 1375
03.08.2009

Remembrance Stone to mark the Holocaust of the Roma

A symbolic stone was laid yesterday at Babi Yar in Kyiv to mark International Remembrance Day of the Roma Victims of the Pharraimos (Holocaust). | detail

Visits 896
24.07.2009

Shouting down history

On what Russians obliquely term “historical policy”, on a war supposedly defensive but to be waged on foreign territory and against historians and journalists, and on thoughts which no propagandist din will deafen | detail

Visits 2339
12.07.2009

«The whole truth has yet to be told about these crimes”

Statement from Memorial with regard to the reaction by Russia’s Council of the Federation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Resolution “Divided Europe Reunited | detail

Visits 2486
08.07.2009

Russia’s parliament claims West wants to disrupt dialogue with Russia

A joint statement from the Council of the Federation and the State Duma slams the Resolution of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly which calls for 23 August to be a day of remembrance for the victims of Stalinism and Nazism | detail

Visits 1954
06.07.2009

OSCE Resolution: Divided Europe Reunited

The Resolution notes that in the 20th century, European countries experienced two major totalitarian regimes, the Nazi and the Stalinist, which brought along genocide, violations of human rights and freedoms, war crimes and crimes against humanity | detail

Visits 2425
06.07.2009

Resolution on Stalin riles Russia

Russian delegates walked out of an OSCE session in Vilnius after it voted for a remembrance day for the victims of both Nazism and Stalinism. | detail

Visits 1553
10.06.2009

Testimony of victims of repression must remain

The testimony of prisoners and witnesses of occupying regimes in Western Ukraine are to be documented with the videoed interviews taken of former prisoners being later used in education. | detail

Visits 1149
25.05.2009

Where are the graves?

Do they really hope in the Kremlin that such a law will force everybody to tremble and avoid “indelicate” facts? As if anyone in their right mind would deny the crucial role placed by the USSR in the victory, however the scope of this law is much broader | detail

Visits 1336
15.05.2009

SBU publishes list of some of the Victims of the Terror buried at Bykivnya

The SBU [Security Service] has made public a list with 14,191 names of those whose last earthly remains lie buried in the Bykivnya Forest just outside Kyiv | detail

Visits 1487
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 1395
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 3195
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 2796
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