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


According to the Head of the President’s Administration, 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.  Serhiy Lyovochkin said that the instruction had been discussed with the Prime Minister and Head of the Security Service and would be implemented.

As reported here, on 8 September in Kyiv the Director of the National Memorial Museum “Tyurma na Lonskoho”, Ruslan Zabily was detained for 14 and a half hours. The SBU have stated that a criminal investigation has been initiated over charges that SBU employee   Zabily (they give the first name as Roman for some reason) was supposedly preparing to hand information constituting a state secret to third parties.  Ruslan Zabily is adamant that the documents are all declassified.

See the protests from international historians and Ukrainian academics  and the links below for more information.

The Institute for National Remembrance has recently received a new Director – Valery Soldateko who has stated that Holodomor was not genocide of the Ukrainian people.  Valery Soldatenko is a specialist and for many years lecturer on the history of the Soviet Communist Part [CPSU.

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