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
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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