Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

PACE Refused to Recognise the 1930s Soviet Famine as an Act of Genocide

Filed under: history,politics,Russian,Soviet period,the Ukraine — 01varvara @ 00.00

Memorial to the repressed in Us-Nera, Sakha (Yakutia) in Siberia. I honour ALL the victims… anything less is racism.

The Commission on Political Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) refused to approve an amendment to a report of the famine of the 1930’s in the Soviet Union that would recognise it as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, said Leonid Slutsky, the deputy head of the Russian delegation to PACE, the first deputy chairman of the RF Gosduma International Affairs Committee, according to RIA-Novosti. He also added that PACE endorsed all the amendments that Moscow wished added to this report. Thus, attempts to use this historic tragedy for the development of anti-Russian rhetoric in PACE came to nothing. In addition, Mr Slutsky reminded us that a resolution on the famine of 1932-1933 in the former USSR will be presented at the January session of PACE. The rapporteur, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Vice-Speaker of the PACE, visited Moscow in late November.

During last year’s spring session, the PACE Bureau of the Assembly supported the proposal of the Ukrainian delegation to investigate the 1930s famine in the Ukraine. Factions in Kiev planned to prepare a document that would request the PACE to recognise the 1930s famine as an act of genocide. The Russian delegation objected, it opposed such an interpretation of the events and proposed a merger of all documents commemorating all the victims of the 13930s famine. The official viewpoint of nationalist circles in Kiev says that the authorities directed the famine only against the Ukrainian people and they make every effort to press this opinion upon the world community. This Ukrainian stratagem advocates an unconditional rejection of Russia by the world community.

16 December 2009

Voice of Russia World Service


Editor’s Note:

One of the saddest lots that I have ever encountered is Galician Uniate nationalists. They take virtually all of their imagery and culture from Russian Orthodox originals; yet, they run about screaming that they reject everything “Moskal” (Galician dialect for “Muscovite”). They would be merely humorous and pathetic if it wasn’t for their cruelty, nastiness, and brutality. Never forget Fr Mikhail Shuvar, a staunchly Orthodox Galician priest who went to a premature grave because of lasting injuries inflicted by Uniate thugs. Never forget Fr Dmitri Sidor, beaten severely by Yushchenko’s CIA-trained SBU goon squad. Never forget the brave Carpatho-Russian people, savagely repressed by Galician nationalists.

This is why I stand foursquare against all the attempts of the Uniate nationalists to spread their “Golodomyr” myth. Yes… there was a famine… no, it was not confined to the Ukraine. We spit on the memories of the victims if we accept the racist fantasies of “Ukrainian nationalists”. You recognise ALL of the victims or you honour none of them. I prefer to recognise all of them. It is my duty as a human being and Orthodox Christian.



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