Wednesday, November 19, 2008

President conducts lesson about Holodomor

In Kharkiv specialized school 67 President Victor Yushchenko conducted a lesson of memory dedicated to the Great Famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933.

During the lesson President Yushchenko told children about causes for the artificial famine in Ukraine, the aims that Stalin and his communist regime were after, horrific events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

President also explained why it is so important for Ukraine to reach international recognition of Holodomor and our country’s activity aimed at that.

“One of the things that makes any nation all-sufficient is effective political state. In the basis of such a state lies honest and true history. A state can never be built upon somebody else’s history or upon lies. The tragedy of 1932-1933 is an uneasy page in our history but it is ours. We will be able to learn from that history if we know it”, - said Victor Yushchenko.