In Ukraine, a minute’s silence in memory of victims of political repression

В Украине минутой молчания почтили память жертв политических репрессий

In Ukraine, a minute’s silence in memory of victims of political repression. A moment of silence was declared at 10:00.

We will remind, today in Ukraine honored the memory of victims of political repression. President Petro Poroshenko, the government and Parliament, the clergy and the public on the territory of National historical memorial reserve “bykivnya graves” (Kiev) will participate in commemorative events.

Bykivnia graves of victims of Stalinist repression refers to the largest on the territory of Ukraine. During 1937-1941 truck almost every night brought a body shot in the Kiev prison of the NKVD for secret burials in Bykivnia forest. Last found peace here, according to various estimates, from 15 to more than 100 thousand people who were tortured during interrogation or were shot extrajudicially by NKVD in Kyiv. Among them – writers Mikhail Semenko, Mike Johansen, Veronica Chernyakhovsky, the artists Mikhail Boichuk, Mykola kasperovych, academics Fedor Kozubovsky, Petro Suprunenko, UAOC Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivsky tens of thousands of other victims of Stalin’s “Great terror” in 1937-1938.

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