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Today Ukraine celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Great Terror

Today Ukraine celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Great Terror

05.08.2020

On August 5, 1937, the USSR started the implementation of the secret operational order of the NKVD No. 00447 "On the repression of former kulaks, criminals and other anti-Soviet elements", approved by the Politburo of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks on July 31, 1937. In fact, on this day, one of the most large-scale and bloody repressive campaigns of the Soviet government started. The number of its victims is estimated at hundreds of thousands of people. In Kiev and the region, according to historians, the notorious order subjected to implementation even earlier - as early as August 3, 1937.

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Remembrance Day for Victims of Political Repression 2020

Remembrance Day for Victims of Political Repression 2020

18.05.2020

As always, on the third Sunday of May, Ukraine paid tribute to the victims of political repression. However, this year events in Bykivna took place in the face of new challenges. And yet, given the restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19, Graves of Bykivnya again became the main venue for mourning celebrations.

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Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 4)

Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 4)

16.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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"Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves" (Part 3)

15.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 2)

Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 2)

14.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 1)

Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves (Part 1)

12.05.2020

The Soviet totalitarian regime, seeking to subdue and control, destroyed tens or even hundreds of thousands of its own civilians, regardless of age, gender, status, or profession. Very often whole families were subjected to total repression. In many cases, the fates of the wives or children of those repressed in Kyiv during 1937-1941 remain unclear. And those who survived passed on their pain and longing, as well as the memory of the Great Terror to their descendants, who now can be scattered around the world. In order to unite the families of the repressed, as well as to widespread information about Bykivnia burials outside Ukraine, in 2020 the Reserve launches for the first time an English-language version of our electronic project "Bykivnia Tragedy: Names from Nameless Graves". We hope that it will be useful to our foreign readers and partners, as well as to all who are interested in the history of Ukraine.

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Representatives of the Embassies of France and Poland honored the memory of those buried in Bykivnya

Representatives of the Embassies of France and Poland honored the memory of those buried in Bykivnya

23.12.2019

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.

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Visit of the deputy of the European Parliament to Bykivnia

Visit of the deputy of the European Parliament to Bykivnia

31.10.2019

On October 31, 2019, the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykovnia" was visited by European Parliament deputy Anna Fotyga, accompanied by Deputy Military Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine Major Mariush Sadovski and Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Michal Gyergon.

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Historians from Korea and Germany are guests of the Reserve

Historians from Korea and Germany are guests of the Reserve

25.10.2019

October 23, 2019, the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia " was attended by participants of the International Workshop "Conflicting Memories of War and Occupation".

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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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