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Ukraine: Wrong Interpretation of History Is a Crime

(Jan. 2, 2008) On December 10, 2007, President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine introduced amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine that were supported by the legislature. The new provisions added to the Criminal Code establish criminal responsibility for denying that the 1932-1933 famine was a genocide of the Ukrainian people and for denying the Holocaust […]

Ukraine: New Measures to Promote the Native Language

(Dec. 2, 2007) On November 20, 2007, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree on further promotion of the state language, which is Ukrainian, in the areas predominantly populated by non-Ukrainian minorities, especially in the Crimean peninsula. According to the Decree, new educational establishments, including a Ukrainian-Russian university, will be opened in such areas, special […]

Ukraine: New Rules for Transfer of Cultural Valuables

(Nov. 2, 2007) On October 15, 2007, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Ukrainian Law on Export, Import, and Return of Cultural Valuables, which regulates the transfer of artifacts moved during World War II. According to the new Law, artifacts transferred to Ukraine during World War II are considered partial compensation […]