Журнал Viche 2007 №22

№22, 2007

To memory of victims

2008 year in Ukraine is to be declared a Year to memory of victims of the Famine

The President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko declared it in Kharkov at the meeting of the Co-ordinating council of preparation of arrangements in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Famine of 1932–1933. Country's leader reported also that he intended to bring in legislation to the Verkhovna Rada about establishment of criminal responsibility for objection of world genocide – the Famine and the Holocaust.


Law “About Famine” will be considered in France

Lower chamber of the parliament of country - the National assembly – registered the bill about acknowledgement of the Famine of 1932–1933 years as the genocide of the Ukrainian people. If in support of this initiative 100 signatures of members of parliament are collected, it will be considered in the nearest future. A document was given by Christian Vainest, a deputy from the North, member of Committee on the questions of law, the representative of “Union for folk motion (Turkuan city). Last year he already came forward with a similar initiation of bill. But because of preparation of France to parliamentary elections which took place in June of present year, the project was not considered because of the lack of time.