Memorial to a monster
An article about attempts by Ukrainian communists to glorify Stalin and about the crimes of the Soviet communist regime
Lviv: “Territory of Terror” Memorial
A memorial complex to remember the victims of all totalitarian regimes is planned in Lviv, on the territory of the former ghetto and transit prison
Monument to Stalin in Ukraine: the Public opposed
Ukrainian activists are calling for the plans (by communists) to erect a monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya to be stopped. Historians consider it an outrage to the memory of the victims of the Stalin regime
Ukrainians against a monument to Stalin, even in the South
The majority of Ukrainians (56.7%) are negative about Communist Party initiatives to erect monuments to Stalin in Ukrainian cities, a survey carried out by the Razumkov Centre has found. Only 9.6% are positive about any such monuments
SBU electronic archive in safe academic hands
The SBU electronic database contains over 17 thousand copies of archival documents. More than double this number were ready to be added to the database, however the process has been stopped
Which laws and secrets does the new Head of SBU plan to protect?
An open letter to Valeriy Khoroshkovsky regarding his statements that there is no need for more declassifying of archival documents
New Head of SBU wants less work on archives
Valery Khoroshkovsky, the new Head of the Security Service [SBU] believes that the Security Service should reduce work with archives and concentrate on its main tasks
First “defamation case” over denial of Holodomor as genocide rejected
The District Court in Novoyazovsk (Donetsk region) has found in favour of a journalist who publicly expressed doubt as to whether Holodomor 1932-1933 was genocide of the Ukrainian people
Five Transcarpathians honoured for saving Jewish people during the War
The Feyers hid four Jewish people for 18 months, while Vasylyna Plyska’s family fgave shelter to four Jews. A Jewish boy hid for over 7 months with the family of Petro Yurashchuk from Vyshkiv, and the family of Maria Shutko from Khust saved the lives of two Jewish people who had escaped from a Hungarian concentration camp
Memorial appeals to President Medvedev to end lies and secrecy over Katyń
We believe that clear and unequivocal condemnation of the crime committed by Soviet State bodies following the decision of the leadership, a statement of steps planned to bring the Katyń case out of a dead end could be a turning point in the relations between Russia and Poland
Memorial: On Portraits of Stalin for the anniversary of Victory Day
The fortitude, courage and valiant deeds of people defending their country in the years of War have been and remain a spiritual legacy for the entire nation, and nobody has the right to make use of this legacy at their will. Any attempt to rewrite this legacy in Stalin’s name is nothing more than pillage and blasphemy
Moscow’s Mayor: Posters of Stalin to stay after Victory Day
Yury Luzhkov has told a meeting of the Moscow Government that the posters depicting Joseph Stalin will be posted around Moscow not only for the 65th anniversary of Victory, but at subsequent ceremonial events
Monument to Polish Professors murdered in 1941
The Lviv City Council has announced that a monument is to be erected to the Lviv professors shot in 1941 on the Vuletsky Hills of the city
Memory to order?
There are historians who do not believe that Holodomor falls under the Convention on Genocide. Whether or not we agree with them is another matter, only in no way, is it a political one. When the issue becomes politicized, we end up with political tasks and the "necessary" court rulings like that of 13 January
On the proposed amendments to the Law on the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression
While the law is an attempt to readdress injustice with regard to children of victims of repression, KHPG stresses that it is unfair to not acknowledge the spouses of victims to have been victims themselves
Babi Yar recognized as national historical memorial land
"In consideration of the significance of the State historical memorial reserve “Babi Yar” in immortalizing the memory of the victims of the Nazi persecution and in order to promote the further development of the reserve”, President Yushchenko has signed a decree giving Babi Yar national reserve status.
70 years since the beginning of Stalin’s deportations
Services and other remembrance measures have marked the anniversary of the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Western Ukraine to the North of Russia and Kazakhstan
Unique book on Holodomor presented in Warsaw
The new volume contains over 230 previously unpublished archival documents: material from Polish Intelligence, the police and local administration in pre-War Poland. There are also letters from diplomats about Holodomor, directives and interrogation protocols.
Law proposed to recognize children as victims of political repression
The draft law (reg. №5040 ) proposes adding provisions which define the legal status of people who in childhood suffered from repression (as children of victims of repression) and guarantees of their social defence.
Ruling in the criminal proceedings over genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933
The court ruling issued by the Kyiv Court of Appeal on 13 January which found Stalin, Molotov and others guilty of the crime of genocide in relation to Holodomor, but terminated the proceedings since the accused are all dead