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.
On December 17, 2018, a photo-documentary exhibition "The Word Broken in Bykivnia" (extended version) was opened in the premises of the Regional Literary and Memorial Museum of M. Ostrovsky in Shepetivka/ The exhibition is prepared by the scientists of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" in cooperation with the Ukrainian independent publishing house "Smoloskyp".
The program “Historical truth with Vakhtang Kipiani: NKVD executioners. Bykivnya"came out on ZIK channel on December 8, 2018
On December 1, 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chaputovich commemorated the victims of Soviet mass political repression at the Graves of Bykivnia National Historical Memorial Reserve.
On November 17, 2018, the National Historical Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia" was attended by the participants of the educational seminar “How to agree with the past”. Young scholars, historians, community activists, journalists, political scientists, those who work with initiatives in the humanitarian sphere, from different cities of Ukraine - Kiev, Kharkov, Lvov, Ostrog, Boguslav, Dnipro several days were finding out why the institutions of national memory arise only in post-totalitarian states, and tried to find new formats for working with the past. Answers to these questions they tried to find during a visit to the Reserve.
On November 11, celebrations with flowers laying on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Poland took place on the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya".
On November 9, 2018, an event commemorating Mikhail Boychuk and other repressed boychuk artists was held on the territory of the National Historical Memorial Reserve “Graves of Bykivnya”.
On October 6, 2018, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Places of Memory in the Polish-Ukrainian Dialogue of Mutual Understanding (to the 80th anniversary of the Bykivnia tragedy") was held at the National University of biological resources and nature management of Ukraine. In addition to the university, the event was also organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine, the Federation of Polish Organizations in Ukraine, the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Historical and Memorial Reserve “Graves of Bykivnia ”.
On September 16, 2018 the National Historical Memorial Reserve“Graves of Bykivnia” was visited by MEP, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Anna Fotyga, accompanied by representatives of the Polish Embassy in Ukraine and the Military Attache of the Embassy.
On June 27, a group of 90 Roman Catholic pilgrims from different cities of Croatia visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya".