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Today Ukraine marks the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Great Terror

Today Ukraine marks the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Great Terror

05.08.2020

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.

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Attention!

Attention!

03.07.2020

The National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnya informs that from June 5 (Friday) 2020, visitors are allowed to enter the reserve, provided that sanitary requirements are met. In particular, entry into the reserve without a mask is prohibited. We also ask you to observe social distance. Excursion services will not be provided until the quarantine is canceled.

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Remembrance Day for Victims of Political Repression 2020

Remembrance Day for Victims of Political Repression 2020

18.05.2020

As always, on the third Sunday of May, Ukraine paid tribute to the victims of political repression. However, this year events in Bykivna took place in the face of new challenges. And yet, given the restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19, Graves of Bykivnya again became the main venue for mourning celebrations.

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"Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves" (Part 4)

16.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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"Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves" (Part 3)

15.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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"Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves" (Part 2)

14.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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Project

Project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves" for the first time in English (Part 1)

12.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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The National Historical and Memorial Reserve

The National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" informs

16.03.2020

According to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 11.03.2020 No. 211 "On preventing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Ukraine", taking into account the decision of the State Commission on Technological and Environmental Safety and Emergencies, restrictive measures are introduced from March 16, 2020 till April 3, 2020.

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Visit of deputies of the Czech Parliament

Visit of deputies of the Czech Parliament

06.03.2020

On March 5, 2020, a delegation of deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, accompanied by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine, Radek Matula and representatives of the Embassy, visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia ".

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80th anniversary of the beginning of the Katyn execution

80th anniversary of the beginning of the Katyn execution

05.03.2020

March 5, 2020 marks 80 years since the start of the so-called Katyn execution - one of the crimes committed by the USSR authorities during the Second World War. The truth about the Katyn tragedy has been hushed up for decades, and the search for the names of the victims of Soviet terror continues up for today.

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