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We are looking for materials related to the massive political repressions of the 1930s-1940s in Kiev and the region

We are looking for materials related to the massive political repressions of the 1930s-1940s in Kiev and the region

04.07.2018

National historical and memorial reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" is looking for materials related to mass political repressions of the 1930s-1940s in Kiev and the region, to replenish collections.

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Day of Commemoration of Victims of Political Repressions

Day of Commemoration of Victims of Political Repressions

21.05.2018

May 20, 2018, commemoration of the victims of political repressions with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, representatives of the Government, the Verkhovna Rada, Kyiv City State Administration, the diplomatic corps, relatives of the repressed people and the public took place тon the territory of National Historical and Memorial Reserve “Graves of Bykivnya”.

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Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 4)

Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 4)

18.05.2018

On the secret special stage of the NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR in the Bykivnya Forest, tens of thousands of victims of the "Great Terror" found their last shelter. According to historians, the total number of those shot and buried in Bykivnya can amount from 20 to 100 thousand people. Among them there are priests and scientists, peasants and workers, artists and writers, actors and engineers, composers and civil servants. However, it is very important to see behind huge figures individual fates, personal stories and specific names. Graves of Bykivnya are fraternal, but not nameless. COME AND COMMEMORATE EVERYONE!

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Tragedy of Bykivnya: Name from Nameless Graves (Part 3)

Tragedy of Bykivnya: Name from Nameless Graves (Part 3)

16.05.2018

On the secret special stage of the NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR in the Bykivnya Forest, tens of thousands of victims of the "Great Terror" found their last shelter. According to historians, the total number of those shot and buried in Bykivnya can amount from 20 to 100 thousand people. Among them there are priests and scientists, peasants and workers, artists and writers, actors and engineers, composers and civil servants. However, it is very important to see behind huge figures individual fates, personal stories and specific names. Graves of Bykivnya are fraternal, but not nameless. COME AND COMMEMORATE EVERYONE!

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The exhibition

The exhibition "The Word Broken in Bikivnya" was opened in the premises of the Kyiv City Council

16.05.2018

An expanded version of the photo-documentary exhibition "The Word Broken in Bykivnya", prepared by scientists of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" in cooperation with Ukrainian independent publishing house "Smoloskyp" was openes in the premises of the Kyiv City Council and the Kyiv City State Administration on May 20, 2018.

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Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 2)

Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 2)

15.05.2018

On the secret special stage of the NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR in the Bykivnya Forest, tens of thousands of victims of the "Great Terror" found their last shelter. According to historians, the total number of those shot and buried in Bykivnya can amount from 20 to 100 thousand people. Among them there are priests and scientists, peasants and workers, artists and writers, actors and engineers, composers and civil servants. However, it is very important to see behind huge figures individual fates, personal stories and specific names. Graves of Bykivnya are fraternal, but not nameless. COME AND COMMEMORATE EVERYONE!

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Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 1)

Tragedy of Bykivnya: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 1)

11.05.2018

On the secret special stage of the NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR in the Bykivnya Forest, tens of thousands of victims of the "Great Terror" found their last shelter. According to historians, the total number of those shot and buried in Bykivnya can amount from 20 to 100 thousand people. Among them there are priests and scientists, peasants and workers, artists and writers, actors and engineers, composers and civil servants. However, it is very important to see behind huge figures individual fates, personal stories and specific names. Graves of Bykivnya are fraternal, but not nameless. COME AND COMMEMORATE EVERYONE!

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Presentation of the exhibition

Presentation of the exhibition "Crossing the Kiev Styx" in Mariupol

14.12.2017

December 13, 2017 the presentation of the exhibition "Crossing the Kiev Styx" took place in Mariupol State University. This exhibition is a joint project of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" and "Kyiv Society of Greeks named after K. Ypsilanti. " It is devoted to the fate of the Kiev Greeks, shot as a result of the so-called "Greek operation" - mass repression against representatives of the Greek community in all the republics of the USSR.

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On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the "Latvian operation" of the NKVD

05.12.2017

One of the NKVD "special operations" against representatives of national minorities was the so-called "Latvian". It began with the M. Yezhov ciphered tegram No. 49990 of November 30, 1937, which stated in order to liquidate the work of Latvian intelligence and to defeat the nationalist, anti-Soviet activities of Latvians in the USSR to "carry out arrests of the Latvians suspected of espionage, sabotage, anti-Soviet nationalist work " simultaneously in all republics, territories and regions since December 3, 1937.

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In memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky

In memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky

28.11.2017

On November 27, 2017, representatives of the clergy employees of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya", the head of All-Ukrainian Society named after Metropolitan Vasyl Lipkivsky's Arsen Zinchenko paid tribute to the memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky in the Reserve.

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