The day of memory of victims of Holodomor in Cavetto: Alexei Furman / RIA Novosti
Russia has refused to recognize Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. This is stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry in Facebook.
According to Moscow, the famine that broke out in the 1930-ies in the USSR was “a common tragedy of the Russian, Ukrainians, Kazakhs and other peoples of the country and the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the country”.
“Attempts to present these tragic events solely as “genocide of the Ukrainian people” have nothing to do neither with justice nor with the historical facts, they are politicized and unscientific nature”, — noted in the Department.
According to information published by the Ministry of foreign Affairs on the basis of a comparison of the censuses of 1926 and 1937, the population of Ukraine decreased by 20.5 percent, in the North Caucasus by 20.4 percent, in the Volga region — 23 percent, and in Kazakhstan 30.9 percent.
In October, the U.S. Senate has unanimously recognized the famine in the Ukrainian SSR in 1932-1933 as genocide of Ukrainians. The resolution of the upper chamber of the American Parliament also refers to the systematic violation of human rights in the Soviet Union, including freedom of speech and the right of Ukrainians to self-determination.
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