The Ministry of culture of Ukraine wants to make the country a Museum of totalitarianism, where visitors will be able to " clearly see the scale of the crimes of the totalitarian Communist regime against the Ukrainian people ", said the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of culture Vyacheslav Kirilenko.
"in connection with the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the package of anti-Communist laws, according to which communism has specifically recognized criminal terrorist regime, and archives with the testimony about the crimes of the repressive bodies will be opened, one must make a Museum of this bloody era - Museum of totalitarianism" - quoted Kirilenko on the Internet office of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine. As informs a press-service of the Ministry, the Museum will play a research and educational role, as well as " help spread the truth about the history of the Communist occupation in Ukraine 1917-1991, and to warn the society against the recurrence of such historical accidents ".
"the development of a Museum of totalitarianism must create a public rejection of any totalitarian ideologies and to warn the fresh generation from the intensive care unit of similar political regimes ", - emphasized in the press service of the Ministry, pointing to the skills development of museums in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe." Monuments to Communist leaders, who in Accordance with the new legislative act to be dismantled, it should be included in the exposition of the Museum ", - said Deputy Prime Minister. As informs the press service, in the near future the Ministry will hold a meeting to discuss the concept of the Museum and possible locations. April 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law prohibiting public use and propaganda of the Communist and national socialist symbols in the country, as well as recognizing these criminal regimes. In early April the Minister of justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko said that the Verkhovna Rada until 9 may adopt laws that " will put an end to the question of the existence of Communist and Nazi ideologies." In addition, it was stated that the Kyiv city Council may, before August 24 to dismantle all elements of Communist symbols, and until 31 March 2016 in their place must appear Ukrainian symbols. Review the head of the state Duma on international politics Alexei Pushkov, Kiev's actions can be characterized As political schizophrenia. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the attempts of Kiev on their own interpretation of the story may offend the veterans of the great Patriotic war. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian capital with anxiety and concern continue to observe the " increasing pace of the fight with the heroic past of the Ukrainian people from Dorval to manage the Ukrainian government forces ".