The Minister of culture of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko 31 July 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.
The reason for the renaming was the use in the name of the memorial complex of the word "famine" in the plural, which is not enshrined in the legal and legislative level.
"currently, in Ukraine the status of a "famine" has only genocide of 1932-1933 Events 1921-1923 And 1946-1947 Qualify as mass famine, genocidal nature of which until not proven, and because, from the use of the word "famine" in the plural eclipses the notion of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide ", - said the press service of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine." Also the use of the term "Holodomor" (plural) is often the Cause opponents from world brotherhood and opponents, and is the Reason for non-recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people ", - is informed in the report, published on the Internet office of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture. Taking into account these considerations, July 31, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ukrainian government, the head of the Ministry of culture of the country Vyacheslav Kirilenko has signed the order about the change of name of a memorial at the national Museum " memorial to victims of Holodomor. In the message it is reported that the decision to change the name of the Museum is based on the Ukrainian law " On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 ", " About granting of legal entities and property names (aliases) of individuals, anniversary and holiday dates, names and dates of historical events ", " On culture ", " On museums and Museum business ", as well as on the regulations of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine. In addition, said the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture, before the decision was held a roundtable meeting (may 27) and arranged a public discussion (July 12) and it was concluded from employees of the Museum.