Права Людини в Україні. Інформаційний портал Харківської правозахисної групи

No change in course: Soldatenko again heads National Remembrance Institute

Despite the flurry of decrees and instructions with the President dismissing and the Cabinet of Ministers appointing, the general course followed by the present regime remains unchanged | detail

Visits 1935

President dismisses Head of National Remembrance Institute

Less than eight months since he himself made the appointment, President Yanukovych has dismissed Valery Soldatenko from his post as Head of the Institute for National Remembrance | detail

Visits 1962

Władysław Bartoszewski: Appeal to the World over Auschwitz-Birkenau

“I wish to help preserve this testimony as a living symbol of genocide and intolerance. I do so in remembrance of all the victims who died in Auschwitz-Birkenau and of those who survived this hell. I do so in view of what happened, what is happening now, and what could happen again,” | detail

Visits 1812

Kyiv Court of Appeal finds nothing wrong in President’s statement on Holodomor

Volodymyr Volosiuk from Khmelnytsky haв lodged a civil suit demanding that the President apologise for his denial on 27 April that Holodomor was an act of genocide | detail

Visits 2015

Ukraine remembers the Victims of Holodomor

On Saturday, 27 November a procession and remembrance service [panakhyda] will be held in memory of those who died in the manmade famine. As darkness falls, candles in memory will be lit throughout Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1265

Stalin, Our Contemporary

Viktor Yanukovich denies the special suffering of the Ukrainian people – a nod to Russia’s official historical narrative, which seeks to blur the particular evils of collectivization into a tragedy so vague that it has no clear perpetrators or victims | detail

Visits 1725

Call to Light a Candle in Memory of the Victims of Holodomor

Yevhen Sverstyuk stresses: “The lighting of a candle in memory, remembering in churches those who were given no burial service – we shouldn’t politicize this action. We wish to awaken in society the spirit of remembrance” | detail

Visits 1762

Deleting the Holodomor: Ukraine Unmakes Itself

The first thing Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich did after his February 25 inauguration was delete the link to the Holodomor on the president’s official Web site The Yanukovich regime has also signaled that it regards genocide discourse as a political act. | detail

Visits 1944

Museum Prison Tyurma na Lonskoho to be passed to Institute for National Remembrance

President Yanukovych has instructed that the National Memorial Museum of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Tyurma na Lonskoho” in Lviv be passed from the SBU [Security Service] to the Institute of National Remembrance | detail

Visits 2281

Director of the National Museum – Prison “Tyurma na Lonskoho” detained by the Security Service

On 8 September in Kyiv the Director of the National Memorial Museum of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Tyurma na Lonskoho” (Lviv), Ruslan Zabily was detained for 14 and a half hours | detail

Visits 2354

Polish Institute of National Remembrance hopes cooperation can continue

As reported, in Ukraine the Institute for National Remembrance has just received a new Head. Ihor Yukhnovsky has been replaced by a former researcher into Marxism – Leninism, communist Valery Soldatenko. | detail

Visits 1919

Communist Party of the USSR specialist appointed Head of the Institute for National Remembrance

It is reported on the official government website that the Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Valery Soldatenko Head of the Institute for National Remembrance | detail

Visits 1832

Court to consider Yanukovych’s comments about Holodomor

A preliminary hearing is scheduled today over the President’s statement on 27 April in Strasbourg that Holodomor 1932-1933 had not been genocide against any particular nation | detail

Visits 1771

Draft bill would remove the word genocide from the Law on Holodomor

Kiselyov’s draft bill comes almost exactly a month after President Yanukovych stated in Strasbourg that Holodomor had not been an act of genocide. He did not mention that this was his view which did not concur with Ukraine’s legislation | detail

Visits 1693

Institute of National Remembrance to remain intact

The Institute and government have agreed on principles for the Institute’s future work, these based on the consolidation of society. The Deputy Prime Minister has agreed on the need to avoid public statements against members of UPA and the Soviet Army since Ukrainians fought among their numbers during the Second World War. | detail

Visits 1998

Governor of Zaporizhya: Monument to Stalin is illegal

The Head of the Zaporizhya Regional Administration Boris Petrov asserts that the monument to Stalin unveiled on 5 May was erected in breach of legislation and has approached the Prosecutor’s Office | detail

Visits 1385

Commemorating the victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor)

The Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted on 28 April, 2010 | detail

Visits 1846

Church protest over monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya

On Friday, 7 May, the Bishop of Zaporizhya and Melitopol spoke out on behalf of the clergy and congregation of the eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church against the monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya. | detail

Visits 1176

Monument to Stalin unveiled in Zaporizhya

While on the one hand the monument is on private property, and will, the communists say, be under 24-hour guard, it is disturbing how little active opposition has been shown by the very many people with good cause to find any glorification of a bloody dictator profoundly offensive | detail

Visits 1213

Memorial to a monster

An article about attempts by Ukrainian communists to glorify Stalin and about the crimes of the Soviet communist regime | detail

Visits 1312
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