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.
On February 15, 2020, at the invitation of Chernihiv Central City Library named after M.M. Kotsyubynsky, the residents of the city were able to listen to the lectures "The Word Broken in Bykivnia" presented by the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya".
On February 12, 2020, the secretary of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" Valeriy Filimonikhin and the head of the Department of International Relations Olga Ozolina met with students of the Kyiv State College of Tourism and Hotel Management.
February 8, 2020 the grand opening of the photo exhibition "Church of the Martyrs: Persecution of Faith and the Church in the 20th Century" took place in the refectory of the church Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves in the territory of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The organizers of the new exhibition were the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve, the National Historical and Memorial Reserve “Graves of Bykivnya”, the Central State Photographic and Phonographic Archive of Ukraine named after G. Pshenichny, the Kiev Theological Academy, the Center for the Study of the Heritage of New Martyrs and Confessors of the 20th Century.
January 18, 2020 The National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnya was visited by representatives of the administrations of the cities of Tomaszow Lubelski (Poland) and Vasilkov (Ukraine), led by their mayors - Wojciech Zhukovsky and Vladimir Sabadash, as well as members of the Polish children’s folk group Roztoche.
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.
January 5 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Vasily Verkhovniets (Kostiv) - the Ukrainian composer, conductor and choreographer, the first theorist of Ukrainian folk dance, who was shot by NKVD on April 11, 1938 in Kiev.
The Graves of Bykivnya Reserve was visited by the delegations of the French Embassy in Ukraine headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Etienne de Ponsen and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine headed by Deputy Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Michal Guergon.
December 18, 2019 Dr. Krzysztof Shwagryk, Deputy Director of the Polish Institute of National Rememberence, visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnya.
December 15, 2019 Adam Kviatkovski, State Secretary of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland, visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve the Graves of Bykivnya.