SBU exhibition of declassified archival documents regarding Holodomor
On 24 November at 10.00 in “Ukrainian House” an exhibition begins of archival documents of the Ukrainian Security Service about Holodomor 1932-1933 “Memory declassified”.
To the terrible truth of Holodomor
On 20 November 2006 an exhibition was opened in the Kharkiv History Museum. Entitled “Candle of Sorrow”, it is dedicated to the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Holodomor and Political Repression (25 November)
Verkhovna Rada ignores both Yushchenko and Church leaders
On Friday 17 November the Verkhovna Rada refused to consider the draft law “On Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine”, submitted by President Yushchenko, giving preference instead to discussion of items under “miscellaneous”
Leaders of Ukraines Churches call on the Verkhovna Rada to declare Holodomor an act of genocide
"We are convinced that legislative recognition of the artificial famine of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people will be a just assessment of the events of the past, the honouring of the memory of millions of innocent victims and a warning to the present and future generations"
Measures to observe Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomor and Political Repression on 25 November
President Yushchenko believes that it is vital to involve as many people as possible in these measures, as well as in the nationwide action “Light a candle!”
Russian court opens the way for the rehabilitation of the last Russian Tsar and his family
The court ordered the Prosecutor General to review the application to declare those murdered victims of political repression
Russia does not consider the “so-called Holodomor” in Ukraine to have been genocide
Why the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not see any grounds for recognizing Holodomor [the Famine] of 1932-1933 to have been genocide on ethnic grounds.
Whom Ukrainians blame for Holodomor
While more than two thirds of those recently surveyed considered Holodomor [The Famine of 1932-1933] to have been provoked by the actions of the regime, only 44% believed it to be an act of genocide.1
Latvian President refuses to publish the names of former KGB agents
In her opinion, the list of names of agents without indication of the specific details of their collaboration would endanger the inviolability of private life and those peoples physical safety.
List of (some of) the Victims of Political Terror in the USSR published in the Internet
“In order to honour the memory of the victims of the repression and to help people learn the history of their families, “Memorial” began work in 1998 on creating a single database including information from Memorial Books already published or ready for publication in various areas of the former USSR". The list now available on the Internet has one and a half million names.
Latvia to make public the names of former KGB agents
The publication of their names will begin on 1 March 2007, though opinions remain sharply divided on this issue
In Kyiv the remains of 817 victims of the repressions of the 1930s have been laid to rest
For over half a century the truth about the Bykivnya Graves was concealed. It was only in 1991 that at the place of the burial a memorial stone was placed to the victims of the fascists. And only a few years after that was it written there that this is the last resting place of victims of political repression.
Victims of repression remembered in the Komi Republic
At a memorial evening three historical documents were presented about the victims of the GULAG, including one about children of those repressed who were also held in the camps
Russia criticizes Ukraines effort to have Holodomor declared genocide
Russian diplomats consider that the Ukrainian authorities are one-sided in their treatment of the events of the 1930s which, in their view, casts a shadow over Ukrainian – Russian relations
No time limit on justice
Will the present Verkhovna Rada vote to recognize Holodomor as genocide, and what legal ramifications will such a law have? The BBC Ukrainian Service put these questions to the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Ihor Yukhnovsky:
In Memory of the Victims of the Solovky embarkation point
A memorial service will be held on 27 October 2006 for the victims of the Terror, murdered in the Sandarmokh Clearing in Southern Karelia on 27 October and from 1 – 4 November 1937
Moscow reads Viktor Yushchenkos preface to the book on Sandarmokh
“Karelian land was destined to become forever the pantheon of the Executed Ukrainian Renaissance. One of the blackest pages of Ukraines history is written in the blood of the murdered geniuses of our nation. This history must for ever remain before us as a reminder and warning for future generations”
Lviv to bury the remains of NKVD victims at the Lychakivsky Cemetery on 7 November
The last remains will be laid to rest of approximately 500 people, victims of the repressions of the 1940s. There are also plans to rebury the remains of leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Yevhen Konovalets, Stepan Bandera, Andriy Melnyk and others
Yushchenko is to introduce a draft law on recognizing Holodomor as an act of genocide
He stated this during a meeting with Hungarys Ukrainian community during a visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet rule
Measures to have Holodomor recognized as genocide
Viktor Yushchenko wants to activate work on gaining recognition from the world community that Holodomor [the artificially created Famine] of 1932-1933 was an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people and one of the greatest tragedies of human history.