The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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COMPETITION OPENED FOR THE BEST DESIGN OF A COMPLEX TO BE BUILT AS A MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF FAMINE AND POLITICAL REPRESSIONS IN UKRAINE
  

UKRINFORM, Kyiv, Ukraine, January 23, 2004

 

KYIV......An open competition for the best project of a memorial to the victims of famine and political repressions in Ukraine was declared by the Ukrainian State Committee for Construction and Architecture, the [Ukrainian] Ministry for Culture and Arts and the Kyiv City Hall.

As President Leonid Kuchma said in his speech to the people of Ukraine in connection with the 70th anniversary of 1932 - 1933 famine in Ukraine in November 2003, the famine became a national catastrophe in which a fifth of the population perished.

The competition, which will last through March 15, [2004] is aimed at drafting proposals for the construction of a monument, a museum, a conference hall and a S&R center. The competition's jury will choose the three best projects.


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.

 

http://www.artukraine.com/famineart/kyiv_mem.htm


EDITOR'S NOTE: You can find the competition announcement in Ukrainian, basic conditions and contact information for the entrants at the Ministry of Culture website (http://www.mincult.gov.ua/?id=1349&templ=o). Information about the basic conditions for the entrees can also be found at the "Lessons of History" website of the Viktor Yushchenko Foundation (http://holodomor33.org.ua/news.php?id=709)


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