Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukrainians light a candle in memory of the victims of the Holodomor – the artificial genocide of the Ukrainian nation. During the occupation of Ukraine by Russia in the form of the USSR, a large number of people continued to carry out their Ukrainian heritage, and some of them even waged an underground struggle. However, the occupation authorities of the USSR did not want to accept this.

In order to defeat the Ukrainian uprising and destroy the peasantry as the bearers of Ukrainian culture and language, the communists committed three artificial famines: 1921-1922, 1932-1933, and 1946-1947. Forced to work in the fields in inhumane conditions, under the pretext of “higher values,” all the grain was taken from Ukrainians to the last crumb.

To implement its harsh plan, the occupation administration used various methods: they took any food from people, forbade them to leave their places of residence, forced people to die of hunger, and also introduced the law “about 5 ears of grain,” the theft of which is punishable by execution.

According to approximate estimates, during the second Holodomor, about 4 million people died, and about 6 million were not born. Many countries of the world have already recognised the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Russia still does not recognise the Holodomor as an act of genocide, despite abundant evidence, and continues to commit terror.

We urge you to light a candle today in memory of the victims of the Ukrainian genocide

Promote Ukraine Team

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