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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 1943
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 1198
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 1861
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 1322
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 844
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 2248
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 2400
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 1888
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 2324
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 1475
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 1086
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 1286
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 1435
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 1326
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 3099
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 2716
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 2801
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 3268
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 1012
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 1938
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