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