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03.10.2009

Marek Edelman 1919 - 2009

Marek Edelman was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and later active in Poland’s democratic movement. A man who saved life and fought for freedom, in free Poland his voice was never silent on important civic matters | detail

Visits 1393
29.09.2009

Babi Yar: In Remembrance

As well as the Victims, we remember also the 431 “Righteous of Babi Yar” who saved Jews. “This title was bestowed on all family members alive at the time of the executions because all members of a family would have been shot by the Germans if their aid had been discovered” | detail

Visits 1087
12.09.2008

In Memoriam: Petro Saranchuk

Petro Stepanovych Saranchuk, one of the members of the national liberation movement and former political prisoner, died on 10 September in Mykolaiv, aged 81 | detail

Visits 1242
10.07.2008

The Edge of National Memory (Volyn 1943)

The murder of a child is a horrific crime regardless of political considerations, regardless of injustices endured. However much Poles may have oppressed Ukrainians, there can be no justification, historical, political or moral, for the murder of civilians | detail

Visits 2508
18.04.2008

In Memoriam: Zoya Krakhmalnikova

Human rights defender and writer Zoya Krakhmalnikova has died In Moscow after a long illness. She was 80 | detail

Visits 1394
05.04.2008

In Memoriam: Vladislav Niedobora

Vladislav Hryhorovych Niedobora, the oldest member of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group died on 2 April. He was one of four people from Kharkiv sentenced for signing a letter deemed “anti-Soviet” in 1969 | detail

Visits 1281
24.02.2008

In Memoriam: Inna Fedushchak

Inna Fedushchak, Head of the “Poshuk” [“Search”] Society and member of the International Historical, Educational and Human Rights Society “Memorial”, has died in Lviv, aged 71. | detail

Visits 1340
27.04.2007

In Memoriam: Mstislav Rostropovych

Mstislav Rostropovych died today, 27 April 2007, in Moscow. An immeasurable loss not only for the world of music, but for all who bowed before his unwavering courage and commitment to human rights | detail

Visits 973
27.04.2007

A Zaporizhyan Cossack in life and in his art

The funeral took place today in Ivano-Frankivsk of the artist, laureate of the Shevchenko State Award and former political prisoner Opanas Zalyvakha | detail

Visits 1347
25.04.2007

In Memoriam: Opanas Zalyvakha

The death has been announced of the well-known artist Opanas Zalyvakha. He died in Ivano-Frankivsk in the early hours of 24 April 2007 | detail

Visits 1580
16.11.2006

In Memoriam: Yury Levada

Yury Aleksandrovich Levada, world famous sociologist, head of the Levada Centre and partner and friend for many years of the Russian human rights movement has died in Moscow at the age of 77. He suffered a heart attack while at work and died before help came. | detail

Visits 981
26.09.2006

Forum in Kyiv honours the victims of Babi Yar

In Kyiv today ceremonies are being held to honour the memory of those murdered in Babi Yar during the Second World War | detail

Visits 1133
17.09.2006

On 16 September we honoured the memory of Georgy Gongadze and all murdered journalists

The action was held without any party or organization emblems by ordinary individuals for whom Gongadze’s memory was not a means of gaining political mileage | detail

Visits 1069
15.09.2006

Attention: DAY IN MEMORY OF GEORGY GONGADZE

On Saturday 16 September at 19.00 a meeting will be held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] to mark the sixth anniversary of Georgy Gongadze’s disappearance (updated) | detail

Visits 2335
04.09.2006

In memory of Vasyl Stus

21 years ago today Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, human rights activist and member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, died in an isolation cell in one of the Perm Political Prisoner Camps | detail

Visits 1261
17.08.2006

Ukraine today bid farewell to Nadiya Svitlychna

Members of the Ukrainian Diaspora joined all those in Ukraine who came to honour and remember defender of human rights, Nadiya Svitlychna. President Viktor Yushchenko flew to Kyiv specially in order to attend the funeral. | detail

Visits 1430
17.08.2006

A last farewell to Nadiya Svitlychna

You were for me, and doubtless for thousands of people in Ukraine and in the Diaspora – living Ukraine, the embodiment of our principles, our conscience | detail

Visits 1795
15.08.2006

The light has faded

"We would like Nadiya Svitlychna’s impassioned, honest life to really become a lesson for us all on how not to be afraid, not to betray others, how not to crawl or sell out". | detail

Visits 1472
10.08.2006

IMMENSE DIGNITY IN LIFE AND DEATH

Remembering NADIYA SVITLYCHNA | detail

Visits 1912
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