On November 19, 2021, the Brovary Museum of Local Lore was visited by Tetyana Sheptytska, Deputy Director General for Research at the Bykivnia Graves Reserve, and Valery Filimonikhin, Scientific Secretary of the Reserve.
On November 18, 2021, the staff of the Bykivnia Graves National Historical and Memorial Reserve took part in the traditional Boychuk scientific readings organized by the Mykhailo Boychuk Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Arts and Design. The scientific event dedicated to the artistic heritage of Mykhailo Boychuk, one of the most talented monumental artists of Ukraine of the first half of the XX century, and representatives of his creative school, united well-known scientists, as well as young art critics, graduate students and students.
On November 12, 2021, Brovary Museum of Local History held events in the memory of the repressed clergy of Brovary, including the opening of a photo-documentary exhibition "Church of Martyrs: Persecution of Faith and the Church in Soviet Times", in the creation of which the Reserve took part.
On November 11, 2021, an online lecture was held for students and teachers of the Faculty of Ukrainian Philology and Literary Creativity of the Drahomanov National Pedagogical University. The excursion to the Reserve, which took place some days ago, prompted them to take a deeper interest in the Bykivnia theme and to organize the event.
Оn November 11, 2021, celebrations on the occasion of the 103rd anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Poland were held on the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia". The event was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Bartosz Cichotski, the head of the Polish Institute in Kyiv Robert Chyzhevsky and representatives of the Reserve and the diplomatic corps.The participants laid wreaths and flowers.
On November 10, 2021, Tetyana Sheptytska, Deputy General Director for Research at the Bykivnia Graves Research Institute, gave a lecture for students Kyiv Institute of Intellectual Property and Law of the National University "Odessa Law Academy".
On November 9, 2021, the Bykivnia Graves National Historical and Memorial Reserve hosted a delegation of the leadership of the Institute of National Memory of Poland, headed by its Chairman Karol Nawrocki. The guests were accompanied by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Bartosz Cichotski and employees of the Embassy.
On October 31, 2021, at the initiative of the public organization Solidarity Movement "Together", a commemoration of the victims of communist crimes took place on the territory of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnia".
On May 18, the International Museum Day and the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People, the Ukrainian Coalition of Memory was established. NIMZ "Graves of Bykivnia" is among the signatories of the coalition memorandum.
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.