What a week. New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is scheduled to visit Ottawa on Wednesday, followed by a visit to the US congress on Thursday. Visiting Canada Poroshenko is scheduled to address Parliament Wednesday at 2PM EST, and you can watch live on CPAC. The Harper government pledged $200 million back in March, but […]Read more "Poroshenko to visit Canadian Parliament and US Congress this week; Ukrainian parliament concedes to Russian rebels and ratifies agreement with EU"
Most of Ukrainian-related Wikileaks news you read about is Libyan leader Gaddafi’s ‘voluptuous’ nurse Galyna Kolotnytska. But among the many cables released this week it revealed Russia using political pressure to force countries into denying the Holodomor as Ukrainian genocide: It says that Aliyev (President of Azerbaijan) had received a document from President Medvedev indicating […]Read more "Wikileaks shows Russia blackmails other countries into Holodomor denial"
Among the many ‘bend over’ deals Yanukovych signed with Medved on his visit to Ukraine last week, this slipped through many people’s radars: The release of the first unified Russian-Ukrainian textbook for history teachers is planned for the end of 2010, the Ukrainian education minister said at a RIA Novosti video link-up … “The textbook […]Read more "Education minister Tabachnyk approves unified Russian-Ukrainian textbooks: Stalin’s mass murders ‘entirely rational’"
Yesterday was the celebration of Victory Day: May 9 is the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, a holiday called “Victory Day” in most countries of the former Soviet Union. But Ukrainians had a profoundly different experience of the war. Along with the Belarusians, they suffered the greatest losses of any country […]Read more "Victory Day is no celebration for Ukraine (Updated)"
While last week we brought you National Holodomor Awareness week, disturbing news of history repeating comes out of Russia, courtesy the Times Online: In Russian schools, something even more troubling appears to be happening. They call it “positive history” and the man behind it is Putin. In 2007, the former secret police chief told a […]Read more "Russian Textbooks Attempt To Rewrite History [Article]"