In Ukraine remember victims of political repressions

В Украине вспоминают жертв политических репресий

May 17, in Ukraine remember victims of political repressions

Honoring the Day of memory will begin at “Bunjakovskij graves.”

Today, may 15, in Ukraine remember victims of political repressions.

According to the decree of the third President Viktor Yushchenko, this day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of may.

Today, President Petro Poroshenko, the government and Parliament, the clergy and the public on the territory of National historical memorial reserve “bykivnya graves” (Kiev) will honor the memory of those who are buried there, victims of Stalinist repression.

At 10:00 on the territory of National historical memorial reserve “bykivnya graves” will be held the celebration of the Day of remembrance.

Scheduled performances of the state leadership, the laying of wreaths and flowers to the International memorial to the victims of totalitarianism 1937-1941, memorial service, community rally-Requiem.

Bykivnia graves of victims of Stalinist repression refers to the largest on the territory of Ukraine. 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 and tens of thousands of others.

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