Bsanna News: President Viktor Yushchenko and Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia Kirill have visited the Holodomor Victims Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kyiv, Monday, UKRINFORM reports quoting the presidential web-site.
Yushchenko and Kirill laid flowers to Eternal Flame near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial to the soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.
Apart from this, the Ukrainian President and the Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia also commemorated the victims of the Great Famine in Ukraine (Holodomor) 1932-1933. They put symbolic pots with candles on the Holodomor Victims Memorial and planted a bush of snowball tree near the monument.
The Holodomor 1932-33 was recognized as genocide of the Ukrainian people by parliaments of 14 states and the Vatican.
According to different estimates, an artificial famine organized by the Communist totalitarian regime, or the Holodomor, at the expense of confiscation of foodstuffs at the beginning of the 1930ies took lives of seven to 10 million of Ukrainian residents, including about four million of children that made up 25% of Ukraine’s population at that time.
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