Tag Archives: historical memory

Ukraine | Secret police against historical memory

Kiev regime tries to change a mass conscience of Ukrainian people. A small minority of fascist thugs put task to eliminate a Victory day from collective memory. But Ukrainians are strong and believe a Victory day, when the Red army finally crashed Nazi Germany, is a great and important holiday. Ukrainian fascists are furious: all bans and threats can’t help them and Ukrainian people every year demonstrate their attitude in public on May 9. People go to street with photos of their relatives who fought in the Red Army. It is known as “Immortal regiment” action. This is a new form of anti-fascist protest in Ukraine.

USA | Odessa community celebrated the anniversary of the liberation of Odessa in Brooklyn

April 10, at the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Odessa from the Nazi invaders, the celebration “Odessa – the city of glory” was organized in the Davidzon Media theatrical drawing room in New York.

The celebratory program was conducted by the president of Odessa community Igor Kazacker. Guests of the event were able to enjoy a concert combined with a photo exhibition and also to attend the presentation of the book “Ethnology of Odessa in the historical and modern perspectives”. The author of this edition, the head of the Odessa Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture, Alexander Prigarin delivered a lecture to the Americans. The book of Prigarin aroused great interest of the audience. The author was attacked with questions, comments, memories even after the 3-hour holiday program.

India | The mythic queen provokes chaos on streets of India

On January 24 hundreds of protesters went on a rampage vandalising malls and torching cars in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in a bid to stop the release of a controversial Bollywood film scheduled for Thursday.

Groups critical of the film have accused its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of distorting history by portraying a Muslim ruler as the “lover” of the Hindu Queen Padmavati of the Rajput warrior clan, which the filmmakers deny. The filmmakers have repeatedly said the film takes its inspiration from an epic poem of the same name, but their assurances have failed to assuage the Karni Sena group.

UN Envoy Hopeful on Macedonia ‘Name’ Agreement

The UN mediator in the Macedonia-Greece “name” dispute has told journalists following fresh talks between the two sides in New York that he believes the dispute could be solved within the next six months. He added that he “truly” believes both governments have genuine intentions to solve it.

Ukraine | Ukrainian authorities awarded the Holocaust murderers

As reports head of Ukrainian-Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky, Ukrainian authorities posthumously awarded the Ukrainian fascists from OUN who personally butchered Jewish population during the Holocaust.
“A wild desecration of the Jewish memory happened in Lutsk – a ceremony of posthumously awarding the Knights of OUN – murderers of Jews – commanders and fighters of the Ukrainian auxiliary police, members of OUN. Military Crosses were handed to relatives of the performers of the Holocaust – murderers of defenseless children, the elderly, men and women.
Among the recipients were the relatives of Nikolay Kovtonyuk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Lutsk. With his direct and active participation, Kovtonyuk exterminated more than 20,000 Jews in Lutsk.
Awards were also given to the following heroes:
• Fedir Zatovkanyuk – the second-in-command of the Ukrainian auxiliary police of Lutsk.
• Tikhon Zinchuk – the head of department of the auxiliary police of the village Toykut.
• Sergey Kachinsky – the head of the national police in Rovno. In Rovno 18,000 Jews were killed.
• Ivan Kobets – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Ratno. With his participation 1800 Jews in Ratno were killed.
• Petro Ksendzyuk – served in the Ukrainian auxiliary police in Torchin. In Torchin the police together with Germans exterminated 2,000 Jews.
• Ivan Malimon – the commander of the auxiliary police in Olyka. In Olyka the police participated in the murder of 3500 Jews.
• Semen Pyatygoryk – the commander of the Ukrainian auxiliary police in the Lyubeshovsky district, participated in the extermination of 2500 Jews in Lyubeshov and its vicinities.
In total, the blood of no less than 50,000 innocent Jewish victims is on the hands of these heroes. That’s not counting those Poles and Ukrainians who were subsequently killed by them when they joined UPA after serving in the police.
The ceremony was organised by the representative of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Lesya Bondaruk, the governor of the Volyn region Vladimir Gunchik and the initiator of the project of handing out awards – the historian Nikolay Posivnych.”