SBU publicizes list of Soviet high-ranking officials who engineered
Holodomor and repression in Ukraine
The Security Service of Ukraine has released on its website the first
list of high-ranking Soviet state and party officials and NKVD
henchmen who perpetrated and executed the man-made famine and
repression in 1932-1933 in Ukraine. The list also includes documents
signed by Holodomor perpetrators that served as organizational and
legal base for repression, SBU July 23 press service report says.
The documents taken from SBU archives convincingly prove that the
Famine of 1932-1933 was engineered by the criminal totalitarian
Communist regime. Now these hitherto classified documents have been
made available to the Ukrainian public.
Visitors to the SBU site can now not only acquaint themselves with
the list of Soviet officials but also read the documents signed by
them, protocols of Politburo sessions, secret instructions to party
members, the text of the infamous law imposing cruel punishment for
the theft of grain by famine-stricken peasants and death statistics
by law-enforcement bodies.
The publication is the start of a new project by the SBU to present
to the public classified documents from Soviet archives. The SBU
urges the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, the State Committee
on Archives, experts in regional state archives, Holodomor
researchers to join the project with the purpose of evaluating the
role of organizers and executors of the Famine and repression to
bring them to account.
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SBU says it has made public all available archive materials about the
Famine in 1932-1933. For the first time, SBU opened its archives in
2006, notably, the Soviet documents on Holodomor. These documents
have been included in "Declassified Memory. 1932-1933 Holodomor in
Ukraine as represented by NKVD documents,"
Kyiv, 2007. Its electronic version is available on the SBU site.