Chekist determination to spread misinformation

The renowned Ukrainian poet Moisei Fishbein speaks of current Russian attempts to foist lies about Ukraine and its past on both its own population and the world community | detail

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30 October – Day of Remembrance and Day of Struggle

In Russia there are usually two types of events, one attended mainly by elderly people remembering their own relatives. At the same time there are protests demanding the release of political prisoners and observance of civil rights. | detail

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“Returning the names”

On the eve of Russia’s official Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression, from 10 in the morning till 10 in the evening, the names of Muscovites executed in 1938 rang out over Lubyanka Square | detail

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International Remembrance Flame reaches Ukraine

The remembrance events began in the village of Ivankiv in the Kyiv region with a prayer service and the lighting of a symbolic candle from the International Remembrance Flame which has been passed from country to country | detail

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Sandarmokh 1937

71 years ago between 27 October and 4 November 1937 1,111 prisoners of the Solovky Labour Camp were executed in accordance with a quota at the Sandarmokh Clearing in Karelia | detail

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European Parliament recognizes Holodomor a crime against humanity

The resolution calls on all former Soviet republics to “open up their archives on the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 to comprehensive scrutiny so that all the causes and consequences can be revealed and fully investigated". | detail

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Victims of Holodomor remembered in the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia

Initial plans for wider-scale events to greet the International Remembrance Flame which has already passed through 29 countries were unfortunately hindered by the authorities | detail

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19 volumes of a National Book of Remembrance to be published

200 thousand accounts from witnesses of Holodomor have been gathered. These will be published in 19 volumes (one for the whole country, one for Kyiv and 17 regional volumes) by the end of October, with the presentation planned for 21 November | detail

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Russia’s Supreme Court rehabilitates Nikolai II and his family

The last Tsar of Russia, his wife and five children have finally been recognized as victims of political repression | detail

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Relatives of Victims of Katyń receive access to classified material

The documents classified as secret include the resolution to terminate the case which the relatives of the victims are disputing. | detail

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Ukraine calls on Russia to stop trying to discredit Holodomor

It is worth mentioning that the press statement issued by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned in this call by Ukraine’s Ministry resulted in extraordinary headlines in the Russian media like “Russia welcomes Ukraine’s failure at the UN over Holodomor”. | detail

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US Congress House of Representatives Resolution on Holodomor

The Resolution passed on 23 September to mark the 75th anniversary of Holodomor of 1932-1933 | detail

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Opinion: Legal classification of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine and in Kuban as a crime against humanity and genocide

On the grounds for classifying Holodomor 1932-1933 as a crime against humanity and as genocide in accordance with international law | detail

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Tanks against Spring

After the crushing of the Prague Spring in August 1968, the Kremlin was especially vigilant over its neighbour Ukraine | detail

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On 5 August Victims of the Great Terror are remembered at Solovky

A Ukrainian delegation is at Solovky in Russia today to remember the victims of the Great Terror which to was unleashed on this day, 5 August 1937, 71 years ago | detail

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SBU to name perpetrators of Holodomor and repression

Ukraine’s Security Service is to make public the first list of Party and Soviet figures, heads of the punitive bodies, as well as documents signed by them personally which formed the organizational and legal basis for committing Holodomor in Ukraine and mass repression. | detail

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Generals, leave the victims in peace!

“Memorial” has called on Russia’s Minister for Emergencies to prohibit a competition on the Sekirnaya Hill on the Solovky Islands where the punishment cells of the NKVD labour camp stood | detail

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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly passes Resolution on Holodomor

The Resolution pays tribute to the innocent lives of millions of Ukrainians who perished during the Holodomor of 1932 and 1933 as a result of the mass starvation brought about by the cruel deliberate actions and policies of totalitarian Stalinist regime; | detail

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Recycling a bad taste

With newspapers fighting to be first in breaking a news story, the decision by Canada’s most authoritative paper the Globe and Mail to publish an article by Solzhenitsyn attacking attempts to have Holodomor recognized as an act of genocide two months after it appeared must raise eyebrows – and some hard-hitting questions | detail

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Ukraine remembers the victims of political repression

In Bykivnya Forest near Kyiv, people gathered on Sunday to remember the victims of political repression. Unmarked graves lie strewn throughout Ukraine, but the Bykivnya Graves are believed to hold the last earthly remains of over 100 thousand victims of the NKVD | detail

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