On March 16, 2021, the Bykivnia Graves National Historical and Memorial Reserve took part in an event dedicated to the presentation of Ukraine's tourist opportunities for guests from Poland. The organizers were the Polish Tourist Chamber and the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine. The event gathered about 80 participants interested in traveling to the central regions of Ukraine.
At the end of 2020, with the financial assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine, a collection "Places / place of memory in the Polish-Ukrainian dialogue of mutual understanding (to the 80th anniversary of the Katyn crime)" was published. The researchers of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve are among the authors of the collection.
In her story about the fate of those whose lives belonged to the theater and ended in 1937-1938 by a criminal verdict of the authorities, the lecturer will reveal the peculiarities of working with archival documents and present her own reflections on the processes of Sovietization of Ukrainian society and their consequences.
The National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia" is deeply grateful to the families of the repressed for their cooperation and attention to our institution. Thanks to those who responded to our request to share photos of relatives - victims of mass political repressions of 1937-1941, shot in Kiev and buried on the territory of the former special site of the NKVD of the USSR in the Bykovnyansky forest.
On January 29, 2021, the team of the Branch State Archives of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory headed by its director - historian and archivist Igor Kulik visited the Bykovnyansky Graves National Historical and Memorial Reserve. Deputy General Director for Scientific Work of the Reserve Tatiana Sheptitska and Researcher Nikolai Brivko conducted a sightseeing tour of the territory for the guests.
National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" finished a difficult year of 2020 with preparing a photo-documentary exhibition "Names Crossed Out of Posters", dedicated to repressed figures of Ukrainian theatrical art.
We would like to inform you that the staff of the NIMZ "Graves of Bykivnya" provides free consultations on the search for information about persons who suffered during the mass political repressions of the 1930s. We are always ready to share with you the information that is available in the reserve's database. If we do not have such evidence, we will advise where it is best to apply, and also help to write the correct requests to the archives. Please contact us on weekdays from 10:00 - 17:00 by phone (044) 253-03-55 or send an email to: email@example.com
On November 20, 2020, the II International Scientific and Practical Conference "Places / Place of Remembrance in the Polish-Ukrainian Dialogue of Understanding" was held.
On November 12, 2020, representatives of the public organization "German-Ukrainian Forum" ("Deutsch-Ukrainisches Forume") visited the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya". The guests from Germany got acquainted with the history of Bykivnya burials, took photos and videos for the Ukrainian-German educational project.
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.