Kyiv names street in honor of journalist who exposed Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide

Kyiv City Council has confirmed plans to name a street in the Ukrainian capital “Gareth Jones Lane” in honor of the British journalist whose courageous reporting helped expose Stalin’s genocidal Ukraine famine. The July 31 decision by the Kyiv authorities reflects the important role played by Jones in the long quest to reveal the truth about the man-made 1930s famine, which killed an estimated four million Ukrainians and is known today as the Holodomor (“Death by Hunger”). The appearance of a Kyiv street honoring Gareth Jones is arguably long overdue. In that sense, it is very much in keeping with the delays and denials that have marked the wider struggle for greater public awareness of the famine, both in Ukraine itself and internationally. Despite a staggering death toll, the Holodomor has never achieved the kind of international infamy associated with the most notorious atrocities of the totalitarian twentieth century. Instead, almost 100 years on, it is still the subject of heated political debate and remains partially shrouded in Soviet disinformation.


‘Mr. Jones’ and the deadly consequences of shoddy journalism

About 50 minutes into “Mr. Jones,” Agnieszka Holland’s new film about Joseph Stalin’s manmade famine that killed millions in Ukraine, there’s a 30-minute vision of hell as terrifying as that in any horror movie. British journalist Gareth Jones (James Norton) has defied his Soviet handlers and smuggled himself into the Ukrainian countryside, the supposed breadbasket of Europe, in the dead of winter. He quickly realizes something is desperately wrong in this part of the Soviet empire: Starving people grab for scraps of an orange peel he discards on a train; a man trades Jones a heavy winter coat in subzero temperatures for a loaf of bread.


How war reporter Walter Duranty covered up a Kremlin-created famine that killed millions and allowed the Left to continue worshipping a mass murderer

How war reporter Walter Duranty covered up a Kremlin-created famine that killed millions and allowed the Left to continue worshipping a mass murderer


DeLand woman helps bring history to life

With the help of researchers, translators, art restorers, teachers, and two grants from the state Legislature, Shaw and Bowen turned the works of both mother and daughter into lesson plans and exhibitions for students in the fourth grade through high school. The lesson plans are available digitally for free, and they come with study guides and translations in Spanish and Russian. The lessons have been approved by the Florida Department of Education and CPALMS, an online educational materials standards guide.


Calls for U of A lecturer to be fired for denying Holodomor

"For somebody to deny this experience is extremely painful for my family," said Makuch, a U of A alumnus. "It dishonours [my grandmother's] memory, her lived experience."


Where Apples Grow on Mass Graves: 4 Stories About Realities of Holodomor

At the end of July 1933, writer Bernard Shaw came to the USSR. He did not acknowledge the Holodomor famine and, after return to Europe, told what delicious food he was served in the Soviet Union. At that time in Zaporizhzhia, in the Infant House, children were dying every day. Among them was Bernard Shaw – as doctors called the boy – who had been taken to the shelter and died of exhaustion in early August.


Opinion: No Alternative Facts About Ukraine's Holodomor

First, it should be understood, that after decades of dismissal, denial and obfuscation of the famine by Soviet propagandists and fellow enablers in the West, there is now a massive amount of evidence which establishes that millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death in 1932-1933 as a result of Soviet policy.


Austrian engineer captures the horror of the Holodomor in 1932-33

Soviet authorities systematically seized and destroyed any visual or audio evidence of the Holodomor. Only a few remarkable individuals, such as Austrian engineer Alexander Wienerberger, managed to secretly snap and preserve such photos. Wienerberger worked at the Kharkiv Plastmas Plant in 1932 and 1933. His photographs illustrate the consequences of the horrifying man-made famine imposed by Stalin all over Ukraine, particularly in Kharkiv, which was then the capital of Ukraine. Radio Liberty presents little-known photos and material provided by Samara Pierce, the engineer’s great-granddaughter. The excerpts below are taken from Alexander Wienerberger’s personal memoirs – Hart auf hart. 15 Jahre Ingenieur in Sowjetrußland. Ein Tatsachenbericht, Salzburg 1939 – (Hard Times. 15 years as Engineer in Soviet Russia. Factual Report, Salzburg, 1939). Three chapters in Wienerberger’s book are devoted to the Holodomor in Ukraine.


Israelis make first Hebrew-language movie about the Holodomor

“With this film I want to break the silence in Israel on the Holodomor,” said Israeli actor, director, and producer Dim Amor in an interview with the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.


Ще один штат США визнав Голодомор геноцидом українців

The state of Louisiana has officially recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.