Ukraine celebrates the Day of memory of victims of Holodomor

В Украине отмечают День памяти жертв Голодомора

Commemorative events in honor of the anniversary of Holodomor in Ukraine will be held in 32 countries.

In Ukraine today, November 26, 2016, celebrating the Day of memory of victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 and 1921-1922 and 1946-1947.

This date is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of November.

In 2007 President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree established a “Day of remembrance of famine victims”.

November 28, 2006 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law “On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine”, which the Holodomor recognized as genocide against the Ukrainian people. Officially recognized the Holodomor as genocide in 23 countries and five churches.

Against the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide by Russia.

Traditionally in memory of the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine at 16:00 announced a nationwide moment of silence, and then throughout the country there passes the action “light a candle” in which everyone carry a candle to the monuments to victims of genocide.

At 14:30 in Kiev, near the National memorial of Holodomor victims will be held the celebration with the participation of the President of Ukraine, Prime Minister, head of the Verkhovna Rada, heads of Ukrainian churches, representatives of diplomatic institutions and the public.

Commemorative events in honor of the anniversary of Holodomor in Ukraine will be held in 32 countries.

Recall, the day of memory of victims of Holodomor in Ukraine will be celebrated in California (USA). The relevant resolution was passed by the state Assembly, said the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

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