Contents tagged with Holodomor

  • Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada called on Norway to recognize the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, during a meeting with the President of the Norwegian Storting (Parliament), Olemic Thommessen, called for the recognition of the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.

    "I called on the President of the Storting, Olemic Thommessen, for the Norwegian Parliament to recognize the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people," wrote the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday in a microblog on Twitter.

    He also pointed out …

  • Portugal recognized Holodomor in Ukraine as a genocide

    The Parliament of Portugal adopted a resolution on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide, according to the web site of Portuguese government. It was announced that Portugal recognizes and condemns the genocide of Ukrainians in 1932-1933 by "Stalin's totalitarian communist regime."

    "To express solidarity with the people of Ukraine and recognize [Holodomor] as a genocide, which resulted in the deaths of 7 million Ukrainians in 1932-1933 in Ukraine," the resolution reads.

    The …

  • Ukrainian Security Service declassified documents about KGB reaction to the Western studies of the Holodomor

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) published the notes of the last head of the Soviet KGB, Nikolai Golushko. The documents contain the reaction of the Chairman to studies of the Holodomor in the West. The Holodomor was a man-made famine of Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians.

    The Soviet agency was actively monitoring foreign investigations of Holodomor and reported on them to the party leaders. In the notes, Golushko refers to an artificial famine …

  • Ukraine invites the world’s countries to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide

    Ukraine has requested the democratic countries of the world recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide against the Ukrainian people. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the corresponding draft resolution on the 7th of December.

    “By means of forced extortion of food products, blockades of villages and entire areas, prohibiting people from leaving the famine-affected areas of Ukraine, curtailing rural trade, and punishing dissenters, the criminal communist totalitarian regime …

  • Latvian historian: The Holodomor and the current aggression of Russia in the Donbas have similar goals

    The goal of the current Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine is similar to the goal of the Holodomor: to exterminate the Ukrainians as a people because of their desire to be independent and because of their opposition to Russian occupation.

    This was said by Latvian historian, Edvīns Šnore, during an interview with Radio Liberty. Šnore is also a member of the Saeima of Latvia, and director of the film, ‘The Soviet Story’.

    “The current Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine has a similar goal. …

  • Ukraine releases KGB documents pertaining to famine in 1932-1933 known as Holodomor

    On Saturday, November 26, Soviet KGB document on repressions during the famine of 1932-1933, known as Holodomor, were made public in Ukraine, and released in an electronic archive. Mainly, these are demonstrative documents: indictments, pictures and protocols that previously were unavailable to the public. According to the Director of the State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine Andriy Kohut, search and systematization of the documents that shed light on this tragic page of Ukrainian …

  • White House compares Putin with Stalin

    While honoring victims of the Holodomor, a mass starvation in the 1930's Soviet Union, the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subtly compared Russia's Vladimir Putin with Soviet premier Josef Stalin.

    "The Holodomor was inflicted on the people of Ukraine, a country who continues to experience massive political struggles today. The Ukrainian people face new threats to their territory and well-being, they have once again demonstrated their resolute commitment to human dignity," Earnest said. …