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Ukraine’s parliament registers bill criminal responsibility for denying Stalin-era famine

November 24, 2014, 16:57 UTC+3 KIEV
Between 2 million to 3.5 million people were killed during the famine in Ukraine
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Monument to victims of the Holodomor, the famine of the early 1930s

Monument to victims of the Holodomor, the famine of the early 1930s

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KIEV, November 24. /TASS/. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, registered on Monday a bill on introducing criminal responsibility for denying Ukraine's Stalin-era famine, known as the Holodomor.

The bill envisages amending the country’s criminal code to introduce punishment for those who publicly deny the Holodomor of 1932 -1933 in Ukraine as the fact of genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Between 2 million to 3.5 million people were killed during the famine in Ukraine. The country remembers the victims of Holodomor every fourth Saturday of November.

In 1932-1933, a mass famine in the USSR became a tragedy for the whole country and covered the territories not only of Ukraine, but also Belarus, North Caucasus, Volga Region, South Urals, West Siberia, Kazakhstan, killing up to 8 million people.

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