On September 13, 2020 on the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" an open lecture-tour "International Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarianism 1937 - 1941 in the context of the policy of national memory ", which was conducted by the scientific secretary of the reserve Valery Filimonikhin.
The Graves of Bykivnia National Historical and Memorial Reserve reports that the materials of the collection "Bykivnia Tragedy in the Context of Totalitarian Crimes regime" are now available to readers on the Internet.
On August 5, 1937, the USSR started the implementation of the secret operational order of the NKVD No. 00447 "On the repression of former kulaks, criminals and other anti-Soviet elements", approved by the Politburo of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks on July 31, 1937. In fact, on this day, one of the most large-scale and bloody repressive campaigns of the Soviet government started. The number of its victims is estimated at hundreds of thousands of people. In Kiev and the region, according to historians, the notorious order subjected to implementation even earlier - as early as August 3, 1937.