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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 1041
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 1235
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 2542
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 889
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 3208
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 1675
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 1815
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 2272
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 1971
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 2280
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 1840
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 857
05.11.2008

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

Visits 2473
31.10.2008

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

Visits 908
30.10.2008

“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

Visits 1099
29.10.2008

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

Visits 1772
27.10.2008

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

Visits 1577
23.10.2008

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

Visits 2016
14.10.2008

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

Visits 1807
08.10.2008

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

Visits 1614
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