EU Parliament recognized Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people

According to Ukrinform, the document condemning the artificial Holodomor in Ukraine was passed by a majority vote: 507 deputies voted "for," 12 voted "against," and 17 abstained. "The European Parliament...recognizes the Holodomor, the artificial famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, which was caused by deliberate actions of the Soviet regime, as genocide against the people of Ukraine; strongly condemns such actions of the totalitarian Soviet regime, which led to the death of millions of Ukrainians and significantly undermined the foundation of Ukrainian society," the document says.

Opinion: In every Ukrainian kitchen, a secret weapon against Putin

Russian forces have used spoiled food to punish resisters, and prisoners of war have returned from Russian captivity malnourished. Vast amounts of grain and equipment have been stolen. Russian landmines will disrupt Ukrainian agriculture for years. It’s an old playbook for a new era. Stamped in the collective memory of Ukraine’s long struggle for independence from Moscow is oppression through food, including stories once thought to belong only to the darkest pages of 20th-century European history.

The West cannot allow ‘Ukraine fatigue’ to overcome us

In his May 31, 1933, report to the Royal Embassy of Italy in Moscow, Italy’s consul in Kharkiv wrote that Joseph Stalin’s starvation of Ukraine was engineered “to dispose of the Ukrainian problem.” The consul quoted the terminology of a top officer of the Soviet GPU secret police who explained that the purpose was to change the “ethnographic materials” of Ukraine. The consul concluded, “The current disaster will bring about a predominantly Russian colonization of Ukraine. … Ukraine will become a de facto Russian region.”

Nothing bad has ever happened: a tale of two genocides, the Holocaust and the Holodomor

Historian Timothy Snyder titled his book about these lands between the Baltic and the Black Sea Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. In it, he chronicles the way the two regimes pursued their utopian project in my native Ukraine, in the process murdering millions. The Red Terror and the Ukrainian genocide known as Holodomor, the mass killing of Polish officers and the so-called Executed Ukrainian Renaissance, involving the systematic disappearance and slaughter of hundreds of the country’s writers, the Holocaust, and other Nazi mass killings all happened here, in the territory I call home. These events made the region the deadliest place on earth during the 1930s and ’40s. Those who weren’t killed outright were displaced in other ways. Some were deported, some fled, abandoning the sites of their painful memories along with family graves, moving instead to places charged with someone else’s haunted memories.

The New York Times can't shake the cloud over a 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize

The New York Times is looking to add to its list of 132 Pulitzer Prizes — by far the most of any news organization — when the 2022 recipients for journalism are announced on Monday. Yet the war in Ukraine has renewed questions of whether the Times should return a Pulitzer awarded 90 years ago for work by Walter Duranty, its charismatic chief correspondent in the Soviet Union. "He is the personification of evil in journalism," says Oksana Piaseckyj, a Ukrainian-American activist who came to the U.S. as a child refugee in 1950. She is among the advocates for the return of the award. "We think he was like the originator of fake news."

How the New York Times rewrites history

But that was no shock. Three years earlier, around the time that international headlines were beginning to report on a famine unfolding in the Ukraine, Duranty had reported the very opposite. It wasn’t simply that he downplayed the famine, which Robert Conquest estimated killed upward of five million people in two years; he actively denied it.

We’ve Been Conned Before–By Ourselves

How can Russia, a single country, so easily pin Western democracy against the ropes? We could do worse than to ponder the lessons from our diplomatic recognition of the USSR, on November 16, 1933. It was affected by an exchange of letters between President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Foreign Affairs Commissar Maxim Litvinov. Among other matters, Moscow committed “to refrain from . . . any act overt or covert liable in any way whatsoever to injure the tranquility, prosperity, order, or security of the whole or any part of the United States, in particular any agitation or propaganda. ” But the reset of the century was materially tied to a covert bargain between the Kremlin and The New York Times, a massive genocide, and the ensuing manipulation of the American electorate. Today, the repercussions loom globally and domestically.


They printed in the medical history: There was no Holodomor. It was the stable delusion of Anna Mikhailenko, a teacher of Ukrainian literature.

Massachusetts genocide education bill for public schools gaining traction on Beacon Hill

Arguing that the world’s worst mass atrocities are at risk of being forgotten by younger generations, the House passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to teach the history of genocides and setting up a fund to help support the new curriculum.

Growing up in a forced famine: Remembering the stories of Ukraine’s Holodomor survivors

The Holodomor happened almost 90 years ago, but the memories and trauma continue to haunt survivors and their families for several generations. Those memories are shared by Ukrainians around the world and continue to be commemorated on an annual basis during the month of November, during Holodomor Awareness Month. As new generations of Ukrainians born in the diaspora become further removed from the Holodomor, organizations are pushing for more commemorative events and initiatives, specifically aimed at young people in the community to learn about their roots.