Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions
Every year, on the third Sunday of May, Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions. The war of Russia against Ukraine in 2014 and the full-scale offensive of the Russian occupation troops in 2022 have proved again that forgotten and undiscussed pages of the past are repeating till the lessons of history are well-learned. Russia is cultivating the USSR and prays for its renaissance. And every day at the front and in the temporarily occupied towns and villages, we see who these people are who represent the Soviet Union. Nothing has changed since the 20th century. These are murderers, looters, and criminals whose goal is the genocide of Ukrainians and the destruction of Ukrainian identity and culture. Today the culmination of the struggle is taking place in the Ukrainian lands — together with our ancestors we are fighting for our state and defending it. The power of our unjustly tortured ancestors gives us victory and liberation!
When Ukraine wins and gets rebuilt, evidence of the 20th-century crimes will be kept in the Archives of National Memory — about 4 million documents. In the meantime, we urge you to look for your repressed relatives to get to know yourself and your country better through their stories.
👉For those who do not know how to do it, the Archives of National Memory has developed 5 video lessons:
- What is the National Memory Archive: https://bit.ly/3NkWcpj
- How to start searching for documents about repressed relatives: https://bit.ly/39k9ROv
- In which archives to look for information about the repressed relative: https://bit.ly/39m4kqG
- How to write a statement in the archive: https://bit.ly/38nkGzq
- Counseling center for finding information about the repressed. History of Victoria Taranenko: https://bit.ly/38v5QXl
Based on the information from the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.