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18.12.2011

Vaclav Havel has died

Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, has died. He was 75 | detail

Visits 762
27.09.2011

In Memoriam: Yaroslav Homza (1927-2011)

Yaroslav Homza, former dissident and political prisoner, and one of the founding members of the Donetsk regional branch of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union, died on 21 September in Ocheretyno (Donetsk region) | detail

Visits 665
03.09.2011

In Memoriam: Yury Shikhanovich

Human rights defender, one of the editors of the samizdat “Chronicle of Current Events” and former political prisoner, Yury Alexandrovich Shkhanovich has died in Moscow at the age of 79 | detail

Visits 1957
11.07.2011

Cain’s Crime: 70th anniversary of the Massacre of Jews at Jedwabne

A remembrance ceremony took place at Jedwabne in Poland on Sunday, 70 years after Polish villagers murdered several hundred of their Jewish neighbours. "There was no Rzeczpospolita (Polska) then, yet today there is and it can still hear the never-fading cry of its citizens. Once again, I beg forgiveness (President Komorowski) | detail

Visits 782
19.06.2011

In Memory: Yelena Bonner

Yelena Bonner, human rights defender, publicist and widow of Andrei Sakharov, has died after a long illness. Andrei Grigorenko who conveyed the news, expresses his condolences to her family which we can only echo. She was a very special and very courageous person and her passing is a great loss. | detail

Visits 2340
15.04.2011

In Memoriam: Nina Marchenko

The death was announced on 15 April 2011 of Nina Marchenko, educationalist and mother of the renowned Ukrainian journalist and political prisoner, Valery Marchenko. Nina Mykhailivna devoted most of her life to first defending her son, and then keeping his memory alive | detail

Visits 1022
17.03.2011

In Memoriam: Ivan Hel

The death has been announced of Ivan Andriyovych Hel, publicist, human rights defender, active participant in the national liberation and Greek Catholic movements from the 1960s, and twice a political prisoner. | detail

Visits 2346
08.01.2011

In Place of a Wreath at the Grave of Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska

An earthly life has passed which “served as argument for its own philosophy” One can study from it, as from a textbook, what is freedom and strength of spirit, commitment to truth and love for Ukraine | detail

Visits 687
08.01.2011

In Memoriam: Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska

The death has been announced of Mykhailyna Kotsyubynska, literary critic, translator and one of the Shistdesyatnyky [the sixties activists) | detail

Visits 784
06.12.2010

In Memoriam: Vasyl Barladyanu

Vasyl Barladyanu (-Byrladnyk), poet and writer, human rights activist who in Soviet times was persecuted for his views and writings, died in Odessa on 3 December 2010. He was 68 | detail

Visits 2036
01.11.2010

In Memoriam: Levko Horokhivsky

On 1 November Levko Fedorovych Horokhivsky, member of the residence movement from the 1960s to the 1990s and former political prisoner, died in Kyiv. He was 67. | detail

Visits 700
29.09.2010

In Remembrance: Babi Yar 29 – 30 September 1941

69 years ago, the Nazis murdered over 34 thousand Jewish men, women and children at the Babi Yar Ravine in Kyiv | detail

Visits 1219
06.07.2010

In Memory: Petro Sichko

The death was announced on 5 July 2010 of Petro Sichko, former member of the national liberation movement, defender of religious freedom and from 1978 member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group | detail

Visits 1185
08.06.2010

In Memory: Marlena Rakhlina

It is with great sadness that we inform of the death of Marlena Rahklina, poet, translator and friend to many Soviet dissidents | detail

Visits 639
12.04.2010

Cześć ich Pamięci Eternal Memory

Visits 342
10.04.2010

In Memory

"...With those gathered near the Katyń graves we join in prayer for the dead, for the President of Rzeczpospolita Polska, his wife, for the last President of RP in Exile, for all who perished, for their families and also for Poland .. | detail

Visits 713
26.02.2010

In Memory: Yaroslav Dashkevych

In his moving tribute to Yaroslav Dashkevych who died on 25 February, historian Yaroslav Hrytsak writes that the words "great Ukrainian historian” minimize his significance. He was Ukrainian – and to the core, sincerely and firmly. Yet as about Ivan Franko one wants to say that he shone not only to all of Ukraine, but but that his light radiated far further" | detail

Visits 1639
17.02.2010

Andriy Matrosov: In memory of a friend and colleague

Andriy Matrosov, journalist, human rights activist and producer of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Docudays.ua” died yesterday in a car accident | detail

Visits 834
27.10.2009

In Memoriam: Iryna Senyk

Iryna Senyk, poet, former political prisoner, member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group (UHG), died on 25 October 2009 She was 83 | detail

Visits 2768
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