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European historians visited Bykivnia

European historians visited Bykivnia

10.09.2019

On September 9, 2019, a group of historians from Germany, the USA, the Netherlands and Ukraine visited the National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnia. The group was accompanied by a Ukrainian historian, doctor of historical sciences, head of the department of modern history and politics of the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Georgy Kasyanov.

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XIX International Katyn Race in Bykivnia

XIX International Katyn Race in Bykivnia

19.08.2019

On August 16, 2019, on the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnya the participants of the XIX International Katyn Rally honored the memory of the Poles and other victims of the communist regime buried in the Forest of Bykivnya. This year the event was attended by representatives of the public organization Rajd Katyński (Katyn Motorbike Race), representing different cities of Poland, as well as Polish cultural and educational societies in Kiev and Ukraine.

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

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

18.05.2019

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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Exhibition

Exhibition "Crossing Kyiv Styx" in Kyiv Cyti State Administration

16.05.2019

The exhibition is a joint project of the Bykivnia Graves National Historical and Memorial Preserve and the Konstantin Ypsilanti Kyiv City Society of Greeks. The exhibition tells about the fate of the Kyiv Greeks, who were shot as a result of the “Greek operation” - mass repressions against representatives of the Greek community in all republics of the USSR. The event was attended by employees of the reserve and employees of the KCSA, representatives of Greek cultural societies, journalists, and the public.

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

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

14.05.2019

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 2)

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

10.05.2019

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)

06.05.2019

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 Shot Elite: The Bykovnian Aspect" at the National Museum of Ukrainian History

26.04.2019

On April 24, 2019, a photo-documentary exhibition "The Shot Elite: The Bykovnian Aspect" was presented at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine. The presentation was attended by General Director of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve Graves of Bykivnya Bogdan Bilashyvsky, Deputy Director of the State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine Anatoly Khromov, senior researcher at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, executive secretary of the editorial board of the scientific and documentary series of books "Rehabilitated by History" Roman Podkuru, Deputy Director General for Science of the Reserve Tetyana Sheptytskaya, researchers from the National Museum of Ukrainian History, journalists, public.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland honored victims of Stalinism in Bykivnia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland honored victims of Stalinism in Bykivnia

02.12.2018

On December 1, 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Polish Foreign Minister Yacek Chaputovich commemorated the victims of Soviet mass political repression at the Graves of Bykivnia National Historical Memorial Reserve.

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Excursion for participants of the seminar

Excursion for participants of the seminar "How to agree with the past"

19.11.2018

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.

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