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From The Presidential Administration of Ukraine:

President honored memory of Holodomor victims in Ukraine of 1932-1933 25 November 2017 – 11:39

President Petro Poroshenko honored memory of Holodomor victims in Ukraine of 1932-1933.

The Head of State laid the composition of ears and viburnum at the foot of the Memorial sign to the victims of Holodomor on Mykhailivs’ka Square in Kyiv.

Having kneeled down, Petro Poroshenko paid tribute to the deceased with a moment of silence.

Today, on Memorial Day of Holodomor victims, events will also take place near the memorial sign “Candle of Memory” of the National Museum “Memorial to Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine”.

At 4 pm the national action “Light up the candle” will take place.
Link: http://youtu.be/qPpFrOxfH7U
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Holodomor deaths:
2.4 million to 12 million

From The Presidential Administration of Ukraine:

President: The younger generation’s duty is to not give up the memory of the Holodomor and pass it on to the next generations of Ukrainians
25 November 2017 – 17:04
President Petro Poroshenko called the Holodomor, the eighty-fifth anniversary of which is commemorated today by Ukrainians, “the greatest tragedy in the history of Ukraine and one of the most terrible tragedies in the human history of the last century.”

“After almost sixty years of cynical silence, the shocking truth has been revealed to the whole world. Archives – revealed, testimony – recorded. The Holodomor organizers – Stalin, Kaganovich, Molotov, Postyshev and many others – were convicted in absentia and posthumously,” he said during a speech at the ceremony of commemorating the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine of  1932-1933.

He noted that every year it is becoming increasingly difficult to find eyewitnesses of the tragedy. “Now, it’s the duty of the younger generation to preserve the memory of the Holodomor and carefully pass it on to the next generations of Ukrainians,” Petro Poroshenko said.
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Holocaust deaths: Around 6 million Jews; Roma, disabled, ethnic Poles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals; black people, political opponents, and others lead to an estimate of 17 million victims overall or higher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust

Great Famine Ireland: Approximately 1 million deaths, and 1 million more emigrated from Ireland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)


In the late 1980s [came the Chernobyl disaster] and immediately afterward many Ukrainians began saying, “Look, this is something that has happened to us before. We had this famine disaster and that was also kept secret.” People began speaking again about the famine right at the time when Ukrainian independence became something that was possible again. Although I think there are other reasons why Ukraine sought independence, it was an important motivation for people, a memory of something terrible that had happened and that had been silenced. One of the motivations for people to begin speaking again about Ukraine and Ukrainian sovereignty was to talk once again about the famine.” (Historian Anne Applebaum cited in RFERL interview: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/historian-details-stalins-war-against-ukraine-i-believe-it-was-genocide/

Photo of Famine victims in Ukraine from “Muss Russland Hungern? [Must Russia Starve?], published by Wilhelm Braumüller, Wien [Vienna] 1935“.

Famine in USSR, 1933. Areas of most disastrous famine [Ukraine is number 12] marked with black. Explanation of symbols on the map: A – grain-consuming regions, B – grain-producing regions. C – former land of Don, Kuban and Terek cossacks, C1 – former land of Ural and Orenburg cossacks. 1. Kola Peninsula, 2. Northern region, 3. Karelia, 4. Komi, 5. Leningrad Oblast, 6. Ivanovo Oblast, 7. Moscow Oblast, 8. Nizhny Novgorod region, 9. Western Oblast. 10. Byelorussia, 11. Central Black Earth Region, 12. Ukraine, 13. Central Volga region, 14. Tataria, 15. Bashkiria, 16. Ural region, 17. Lower Volga region, 18. North Caucasus Krai, 19. Georgia, 20. Azerbaijan, 21. Armenia. Date 1933 Source 1. A. Markoff “Famine in USSR” [1] 2. приложение к N 4-5 эмигрантского журнала “За рулем”, август-сентябрь 1933 года. Перепечатка из Русского экономического бюллетеня, 9. [2] Author неизв.

The comparison to Chernobyl appears to be from the vantage of it being inflicted by Moscow and the secrecy.

Chernobyl is ongoing and will remain ongoing for longer than humans have walked the face of the earth and damages all life. Nevertheless, in genocide one’s gene pool doesn’t survive, or barely so.

If Ukrainians were starved to death and Russians brought into the Ukraine to replace them, does this make the Ukraine Russian? According to Putin it does.

Images public domain via wikipedia:

Emphasis our own throughout.