Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko took part in the opening of the exhibition project HolodoMor at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine (NMHU).
The exhibition is aimed to commemorate Holodomor victims. The basis of the exhibit is the panoramic works of the famous Ukrainian artist, Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine Valerii Franchuk, painted specially for this exhibition, supplemented by historical artifacts from the museum's funds. The exhibition is being implemented jointly with the participants of the educational project of the NMHU School of Museum Leaders, created with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF).
A lot of visitors came to the opening, participants of the School of Museum Leaders and the author of artworks. Viacheslav Kyrylenko thanked Valerii Franchuk, Director of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine Tatiana Sosnovska for the painstaking work and emphasized that this exhibition is a significant contribution to the Ukrainian statehood:
"We must fight for our truth all the time. In particular, for the fact that since 2006, the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine", 16 countries have recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, while dozens of countries have recognized this as a terrible tragedy and a heinous crime of the communist regime. This night, the State of North Carolina in the United States recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. It is these events that demonstrate that the truth about the annihilation of the Ukrainian people by the Stalinist regime spreads throughout the world despite the fact that the communist regime was trying to suppress all crimes, all documents, archives", stressed Viacheslav Kyrylenko.
As is known, this year, Ukraine honors the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor (Ukrainian Famine Genocide) of 1932-33.