Denial of Stalin’s genocide now criminal act in Ukraine

(Canscene)  —  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has applauded   the Ukrainian Parliament’s decision  to legally recognize he Famine of 1932-33 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation, declaring denial of the genocide a criminal act.

Known in Ukraine as the Holodomor or murder by starvation, the famine was the  result of a direct Soviet policy to crush the nationally conscious Ukrainian people. By introducing unrealistically large quotas on grain, the Soviet Government stripped the peasants of their food supply thus launching a famine that in 1932-33 claimed the lives of between 7 to 10 million innocent victims.

The Ukrainian-Canadian web site e-Poshta states:

“In his book The Harvest of Sorrow, historian Robert Conquest provided a vivid picture of the devastating effects of the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine: “A quarter of the rural population, men, women, and children, lay dead or dying, the rest in various stages of debilitation with no strength to bury their families or neighbors.”

“In June of 2004, at the initiative of Senator Raynell Andreychuk the Senate of Canada unanimously adopted a motion calling on the Government of Canada to recognize the Famine in Ukraine as nothing less than genocide.

“The Ukrainian Canadian Congress now calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian Government to recognize in the House of Commons that the Holodomor in Ukraine was an act of genocide committed against the Ukrainian nation, ” E-Poshta stated.

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