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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 791
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 2182
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 2329
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 1819
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 2239
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 1420
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 1033
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 1243
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 1387
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 1279
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 3005
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 2647
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 2663
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 3121
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 969
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 1878
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 879
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 1114
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 1324
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

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