On 30 November within the series of events devoted to commemoration of victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Charge d’Affaires a.i. Alisa Podolyak opened the exhibition “Ukraine, 1932-1933. Genocide by Famine” at the Museum of Occupation of Latvia.
In his opening remarks Director of the Occupation Museum Gunārs Nāgels commended cooperation between Ukraine and Latvia in staging joint commemoration events about the crime of the totalitarian communist regime in Ukraine and Latvia.
The Ukrainian diplomat noted the importance of preserving the memory about the crimes of the Stalinist regime in order to prevent them in the future. Ms Podolyak highly appreciated as important the participation of President Raimonds Vējonis in the International Forum “Ukraine remembers! World Recognizes!” and other foreign officials.
The event was attended by members of the Saeima, diplomatic corps, the Ukrainian community and media.
The exhibition was created by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, “The Memorial to Victims of the Holodomor” National Museum and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Exhibition is available at the Museum of Occupation of Latvia by the end of December.
On 24 November the Ukrainian community of Riga commemorated the victims of Holodomor by the minute of silence and lighting memory candles at the Monument to Taras Shevchenko. On 10 November within the framework of the World 85-day action “Light A Memory Candle” commemoration events were held in Riga.