Tag Archives: historical memory

Ukraine | Ukraine and October: one hundred years of the banned revolution

November 7, 2017: In the commentary on the centennial of the October Revolution, two extremes can be seen. On the one hand, we don’t tire of talking about the outstanding significance of this historic event, about its achievements, accomplishments and victories. But those who fall into pathos recall that a century later, the legacy of October is reduced to nothing. And the holiday of the victory of the revolutionary forces has to be celebrated in days of obvious defeat — when these forces have long since dried up, and their flags are lying now somewhere in the dustbin of history, where they are picked up by political rogues and fringes.

Ukraine | Ukraine’s Invented a ‘Jewish-Ukrainian Nationalist’ to Whitewash Its Nazi-era Past

Myth-making efforts by the Ukraine to glorify the WWII role of one ‘archetypal’ Jew, Leiba Dubrovskii, is part of Kyiv’s war on memory: its eager attempts to erase anti-Semitism, brutality and complicity with the Nazis from its wartime history.

Canada | Why deny the Ukrainian Nazi connection?

by David Pugliese

The Russian Embassy in Ottawa has created quite the controversy with its latest tweets about Nazi monuments in Canada.

“There are monumets (sic) to Nazi collaborators in Canada and nobody is doing anything about it,” one of the tweets noted.

Poland | International Protests Against the Destruction of Soviet WW2 Monuments in Poland

As a group of international activists reported they marched in many European countries against the destruction of soviet monuments in Poland. All protests were coordinated together and took place on the 2nd of September, 2017, in front of the Polish consulates and embassies. The protest in Poland took place in front of the US Embassy. Amongst the places of protest are the following:

Ukraine | A chilling rewriting of history is taking place in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko speaks to Ben Chacko about the Institute of National Memory and the wave of destruction engulfing his country


CLASHES over the removal of statues to Confederacy leaders in the United States have dominated headlines over the past month.