HOLODOMOR


Those pictures were taken by me on 22nd of november in Kyiv, during  75th anniversary of Holodomor. 

The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомор) is the name given to the famine that took place in Soviet Ukraine in the 1932-1933 agricultural season. The famine was caused by the food requisition actions carried by Soviet authorities.The Holodomor is considered one of the greatest national catastrophes to affect the Ukrainian nation in modern history where millions of inhabitants of Ukraine died of starvation in an unprecedented peacetime catastrophe.
As of March 2008, the parliament of Ukraine and several governments of other countries have recognized the actions of the Soviet government as an act of genocide. The joint declaration at the United Nations in 2003 has defined the famine as the result of cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian regime that caused the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, Russians, Kazakhs and other nationalities in the USSR. In 2008 the European Parliament has recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity. International organizations list adopted resolutions recognizing Holodomor as tragedy or crime against humanity  (without using the word "genocide":) include: European Parliament, General Assembly of the United Nations, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture. 
Highlighted below are recognitions of Holodomor-Genocide as expressed by parliaments, Heads of Government and Heads of State of the following countries: Argentina,  Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Slovakia, Spain, United States.

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