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28 June 1953, Sydney, Australia:
28 June 1953, Sydney, Australia: More than 3,500 Ukrainians demonstrating against Russian Communism in Macquarie Street, Sydney / ©wikipedia

History and facts about Holodomor

On November 26, 1998, the president of Ukraine issued a decree that designated a National Day in Memory of the Victims of the Famine of 1932-33, that is to be marked annually on the fourth Saturday of November.

On October 31, 2000, this Presidential decree was amended to a National Day of Memory of the Victims of the Famine of 1932-33 and Political Repressions, to be marked annually on the fourth Saturday of November.

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In 1953 Ukrainians in the main cities of Australia organised activities to commemorate and bring attention of the wider public to the Holodomor.

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Holodomor Demonstration Sydney

28 June 1953, Sydney, Australia: More than 3,500 Ukrainians demonstrating against Russian Communism in Macquarie Street, Sydney. These people had just
come from a Ukrainian Orthodox Church service held at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, in memory of the many millions of Ukrainias killed by the Russians in
the 1932-33 by enforcing famine on the population. They were heading towards the Domain.

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