Several million people died in Ukraine during the winter of 1932-33. Though the then-Soviet republic grew sufficient amounts of grain to feed its people, Soviet leader Josef Stalin requisitioned it for sale abroad to fund construction of Soviet industry.
Tomorrow, Ukraine will hold ceremonies in memory of the tragedy and mark a naitonwide minute of silence.
Ukrainian officials, including Yushchenko, will speak at the event.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Tomorrow Ukraine will hold ceremonies to commemorate the great famine of 1932-33. President Yushchenko called for the famine to be recognized by the international community as genocide: