President takes part in commemoration of Holodomor victims

09:27, 24 November 2008
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Near the Monument ‘The Candle of Remembrance’ in Kyiv

President Victor Yushchenko together with his wife Kateryna Yushchenko took part in a ceremony of commemoration of Holodomor victims near the Monument ‘The Candle of Remembrance’ in Kyiv, according to the President`s press-office.

Among the guests at the event were President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, speakers of foreign countries’ parliaments, representatives of international organizations, foreign state officials, diplomats, etc.

Also many Ukrainian officials and country’s leadership came to honor memory of victims of the Great Famine.

After Metropolitan Volodymyr consecrated the monument President Yushchenko and those gathered placed candles near it.

President Yushchenko addressed Ukrainian nation with a speech and then a all-national moment of silence was announced.

In a Hall of Memory within the Memorial President light ‘Inextinguishable Candle’ thus opening this year’s all-Ukrainian act ‘Light up a candle!’. Other participants of the ceremony also left their light up candles near the memorial.

After that in the Hall of Memory President Yushchenko and those present watched a documentary about the Great Famine of 1932-1933.

Together with other countries’ leaders President Victor also planted snowball trees near the Memorial.

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