The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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KYIV MAYOR SIGNS DIRECTIVE TO ESTABLISH STATE HISTORICAL-MEMORIAL COMPLEX IN KYIV IN 2004 TO COMMEMORATE TOTALITARIAN REGIME'S VICTIMS
Millions of Victims of Famine, Forcible Deportations and Other Reprisals
  

UKRINFORM, Ukrainian National Information Agency
Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, January 16, 2004

 

Kyiv Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko has signed a directive to create a historical-memorial complex in the Ukrainian capital city this year, with a view of commemorating the totalitarian regime's millions of victims of famine, forcible deportations and other reprisals.

The complex will be located on Trekhsvyatitelskaya street in downtown Kyiv. The building to house the complex is being reconstructed, which job is scheduled to be completed by November 1, 2004.

In fall 2003 Ukraine widely marked the 70th anniversary of one of the Bolshevick totalitarian regime's most horrible and atrocious crimes, the devastating 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine's countryside, which was masterminded to exterminate the pink of the Ukrainian nation, its peasantry.

On May 14, 2003 the Ukrainian Parliament appealed to the international community, urging the famine's recognition as the totalitarian regime's act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

The call was heard in other nations, and the parliaments of Australia, Argentina, Hungary, Canada, many other countries adopted resolutions to appraise the Stalin regime's crime as such. Ukraine's official statement at the 58th Session of the UN General Assembly was supported by over 60 nations.

Notably enough, the Russian Parliament failed to pass a resolution to qualify the 1932-1933 famine as a genocidal act against Ukraine.


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