Ukrainian culture Minister Vyacheslav Kirilenko signed a decree on renaming of the Museum "the memorial in commemoration of famines' victims in Ukraine "in Kyiv on" memorial to the victims of the Holodomor, " said the first day of the week, the press service of the Ministry of culture.
according to the Ministry, Kirilenko signed the order on July 31.
"According to the order, the Museum" the memorial in commemoration of famines 'victims in Ukraine" is now called the national Museum " the memorial in commemoration of Holodomor victims ", - is informed in the report of the Ministry of culture.
Ukraine has a law that recognizes the 1932-1933 Famine that engulfed most of the agricultural areas of the USSR, genocide. Events 1921-1923 and 1946-1947 qualify for the Ukraine Famine, " the genocidal nature of which until not proven ". According to the comments of the Ukrainian authorities, the use of the word "famine" in the plural " negates the concept of Holodomor 1932-1933 as genocide ".
The famine of 1932-1933 covered the main grain regions of the USSR - Ukraine, North Caucasus, Lower and middle Volga regions, a significant part of the Central Chernozem region, Kazakhstan, Western Siberia, southern Urals. According to various reports, From hunger lost his life 7-8 million people, including 3 - of 3. 5 million in Ukraine, $ 2 million in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and 2 - 2, 5 million in the RSFSR. Hunger got damage all the diverse population within the disaster areas.
Ukraine's position regarding the famine of 1932-1933 causes strong disagreement with Russia. For example, in the capital of Russia believe that it aims to divide the Nations. In adopted by the 58th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 November 2003 "General statement" the Famine was called the tragedy of the Ukrainian people, but about the "genocide" not a word was said. In the document, which became the response to the call of then-President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine to commemorate the victims of famine in Ukraine, also called to honor the memory of victims of famine, collectivization and the civil war not only in Ukraine but also in Russia and Kazakhstan.