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The main commemorative event will be held at the National Memorial to the victims of the Holodomor in Kyiv, Lavrska Street, 3. At 15:00, the vigil is to be attended by Ukraine’s top officials and church leaders. Police and security services will be guarding the venue, so the local residents and the city guests will not be allowed passage near the Memorial at this particular time.

The national minute of silence is scheduled for 16:00 Kyiv time, and the all-Ukrainian action, "Light a Candle of Memory," will start at 16:01.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences estimated that the Holodomor death toll in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic totaled 4.5 million people (estimates of 2013), while 7-8 million people were killed by the “death by famine” Soviet policy of the early 1930’s.

Besides Ukraine, the lion's share of the Holodomor losses was recorded in North Caucasus and the Kuban.