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Memorial event dedicated to M. Boychuk and the repressed boychukists

Memorial event dedicated to M. Boychuk and the repressed boychukists

11.11.2018

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”.

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Conference

Conference "Places of memory in the Polish-Ukrainian dialogue of mutual understanding (on the 80th anniversary of the Bykownia tragedy")

08.10.2018

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 ”.

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Visit of the Member of European Parlament Anna Fotyga

Visit of the Member of European Parlament Anna Fotyga

18.09.2018

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.

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Pilgrims from Croatia honored the victims of Stalin's repressions in Bykivnya

Pilgrims from Croatia honored the victims of Stalin's repressions in Bykivnya

02.07.2018

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".

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Participation in  International Scientific Conference

Participation in International Scientific Conference "The Great Terror of 1937-1938"

26.06.2018

On June 21-22, 2018, International Scientific Conference "The Great Terror of 1937-1938: Philosophy and Instrumentation, Victims and Performers, Understanding and Historical Memory" was held at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. It united scholars from different cities of Ukraine (Kiev, Odessa, Nikolaev, Rivne, Poltava), as well as Lithuania and Belarus. The scientists of the Reserve attended the Conference.Reports were made by deputy director general of the scientific work of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" Tetyana Sheptytska, Scientific Secretary Valery Filimonikhin, researcher Mykola Bryvko.

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Frehch historicians visited Bykivnia

Frehch historicians visited Bykivnia

07.06.2018

June 6, 2018 a delegation of French historians - teachers, scholars, students of the History Faculty of the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya". The group was headed by François-Xavier Nerar, a historian, researcher of the Stalin period, author of the book “Five Percents of Truth. Disclosure and communication in the Stalinist USSR (1928-1941)”. Members of the delegation are members of his scientific and methodological seminar. They study topics related to the Second World War, political repressions in the USSR and Europe, the Holocaust, the policy of memory and memorialization, etc.

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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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