In the U.S. capital has erected a monument to the victims of the Holodomor - famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, informs. Bronze plate depicting ears of wheat, was established in Washington in the presence of the Ukrainian Ambassador Valeriy Chaly and the author of the sculpture Larisa Kuriles, Americans of Ukrainian descent.
The initiative for the memorial began to gain momentum in 2006, when the U.S. Congress blessed the project of cooperation with the Kiev authorities, " the magazine writes. Leading role in the project was played by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.
head of Department Tamara olexy called the monument "very important" for the Ukrainian community in the United States and other countries and said that it was the result of " several years of hard work."
The official opening ceremony of the memorial "Field of wheat" will be held on 7 November.
Ukraine has a law that recognizes Hunger 1930-h years of the genocide. This position causes strong disagreement with Russia, for example, in the capital of Russia believe that it aims to divide the Nations. 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.
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.