Holodomor news round-up – Nov 29 2009

Not sure why they’re reporting the day after Holodomor Remembrance Day, but least it’s making some news rounds:

Ukraine leader calls ’30s famine Soviet genocide
Washington Times
Ukraine’s Soviet-era archives, opened to the public by Mr. Yushchenko, has allowed historians to take a fresh look at the Holodomor, or death by hunger. 

Ukraine’s parliament officially recognized the famine as genocide in 2006. Thirteen countries, including Canada, Poland and Australia, have followed suit. The United States had been reluctant to call the famine genocide — a view that offends many Russians.

Ukraine buries famine victims
Toronto Sun
Ukraine’s Holodomor, or death by starvation, was denied by the Soviet Union for decades. It is seen by many Ukrainians as a national tragedy. …

Ukrainian famine still brings tears
Edmonton Journal
The Holodomor was a Soviet-imposed famine that killed millions in Ukraine in 1932-33. After more than 70 years, the borders of Leonid Korownyk’s memory have …

“If we do not support the truth and stand up for history here in Alberta or around the world we risk a repeat and Russia will educate the world on their version of Holodomor.”

Ukraine commemorates “Holodomor” famine
The 1932-33 Holodomor – or death by starvation – is seen by many in the country as a national tragedy. Today allegations by Ukraine’s President Viktor …

Holodomor Remembrance Day: Last Saturday in November
Kyiv Post
People hold candles at the Holodomor Memorial in Kyiv on Nov 28. Ukraine commemorates the millions of people who died during the 1932-33 Holodomor, …

Ukraine reburies famine victims shot in Soviet era
Reuters India
Ukraine’s Holodomor, or death by starvation, was denied by the Soviet Union for decades. It is seen by many Ukrainians as a national tragedy. ...

Ukraine Commemorates 76th Holodomor Anniversary

Unlike elsewhere in the Soviet Union, the peasants in Ukraine and in the neighboring region of Kuban had nowhere run. By a directive of the Communist Party, barrier troops surrounded these areas, populated mainly by Ukrainians, and ensured that few would escape death…

A woman wipes her tears as she stands in front of coffins containing the bones of the famine victims during a reburial ceremony in Ukraine’s western town of Lviv, 500 km (312 miles) west of Kiev, November 28, 2009.During the third wave of the famine in 1946-47 in the USSR, historians believe up to a million died as Soviet authorities imposed heavy requisitioned grain and harvest quotas.About 600 famine victims were reburied in Lviv.Photo: GLEBE GARANICH (REUTERS)

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