"Not recognizing the Holodomor is as immoral as denying the Holocaust," the president said.

The museum will pay attention to the phenomenon of salvation of Jews and Roma during the Holocaust and the cooperation of local residents with the Nazis. Berkhoff emphasized that collaborationism was not a specifically Ukrainian phenomenon – this was the case in all the occupied territories.

 

The 2017 Annual National Holodomor Commemoration took place on the eve of the 85th anniversary of this human tragedy at St. Patrick Cathedral, New York City on 18 November 2017 with 2,000 people participating.

 

 

Fighting over monuments to the past has become a regular feature inside the countries of the former Soviet bloc and among them as well, with decisions to erect or dismantle this or that statue sparking controversies in many places. But now, such disputes are spreading far beyond the borders of what was that bloc.

 

Russian opera superstar - dubbed the 'Elvis of opera' - loses battle with cancer

 

The new law in effect gives Ukrainian two Christmas holidays, one for the Orthodox and another for Catholics and Protestants

 

In this shelter 40 homeless men can live, 300 people can be served meals every day and the shelter will provide for the creation of jobs for 15 asylum seekers.

Interview with Yosyf Zisels, a former dissident, chairman of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities (VAAD) in Ukraine and a board member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

 

Interviewer: Kateryna Pryshchepa. Image by Scotty Nolan

 

Photo: Bishop Josaphat Moshchych to take leadership of new eparchy.

 

“The proposed change of language legislation was used as a pretext for the Russian annexation of Crimea, and language politics were key in the Kremlin’s attempt to create Novorossiya (New Russia) in Southern Ukraine. Today, the language component of the education law is the most controversial and broadly discussed part of that legislation.”

 

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