Luhansk unveils monument to victims of OUN-UPA

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May 9, 2010, 4:46 p.m. | Ukraine — by Ukrainian News
On May 8, Luhansk unveiled a monument "To People Of Luhansk Who Perished From Hands Of Nationalist Chasteners From OUN-UPA" [OUN-UPA, Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists - Ukrainian Insurgent Army]. The monument represents a composition with figures of a mother chained to a post and a child stretching hands to the mother and a man with tied hands who strives to protect them.

The monument is located in the Young Guard park in the center of Luhansk.

According to Vice Prime Minister Viktor Tykhonov who took part in the unveiling ceremony, sculptor Mykola Mozhayev is the author of the monument.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the leader of the parliamentary faction of the Party of Regions Oleksandr Yefremov, Russian State Duma deputy Konstantin Zatulin, Luhansk Regional Governor Valerii Holenko, and Luhansk Mayor Serhii Kravchenko.

The prime cost of the monument is nearly UAH 1 million.

Budget funds were not used for the erection of the monument.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Luhansk regional council on 15 January 2009 announced a tender to select the best design of a monument "Victims of Soldiers of Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists - Ukrainian Insurgent Army."
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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 5:11 p.m.    

It's nice to see someone taking a stand against those Nazi-serving thugs!

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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 7:18 p.m.    

Monuments of this kind remind us pf the perils of fascism and ultra nationalists. We need to remember the victims and not make heroes of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 9:44 p.m.    

Ah yes, so let us take down all Lenin and Stalin monuments in Ukraine.

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 7:04 a.m.    

National-Communists were destroyed and murdered by Russian Chauvinist Communists...they were the biggest perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Their Death Count towers over any numbers you blame UPA for.

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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 9:55 p.m.    

The funds to erect a monument should have been directed to educate the ignorant masses who are constantly bombarded with false Soviet propaganda.Is there a monument in Luhansk commemorating those who perished during the atrocities perpetuated by Stalin?

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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 10:53 p.m.    

FYI, soviet union is no more. Are you seeing ghosts? There is no &quot;soviet&quot; ideology. There is truth. And the truth is that OUN betrayed Ukraine. It served Nazis.

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 7:03 a.m.    

There is no &quot;Soviet Union&quot; but the lingering idiocy of Communist Mentality still exists! Stalin served the Nazi Government by helping them re-arm and supplied him with soviet oil.

Communists served Maskva, and the Nomenklatura Mafia.

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Anonymous May 9, 2010, 11:32 p.m.    

LOL, the UPA never even operated in Luhansk! What a farce. Soviet-minded just out to tarnish the name of our national heroes. Disgusting.

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 12:15 a.m.    

The title of the article is wrong. It should read:

The kremlin unveils a monument in Luhansk to victims of OUN-UPA

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 1:05 a.m.    

Lugans city hero city of &quot;The Ukraine&quot;

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 7 a.m.    

And next to this monument they should make one 10X bigger, for the Victims of Communism, and Russian Imperial Chauvinism...which murdered Millions...and lasted until 1991.

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 7:40 a.m.    

Here is link to German-Russian parade:

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 6:19 p.m.    

Thanks to OUN we had a chance for a free Ukraine. Now the muscovite scum has come back again led by a criminal president (tried for murder, rape and fraud) Putin's male prostitute yanyk has bared his backside to all the muscovite hordes who can't keep their grubby hands of Ukrainian territory.

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Anonymous June 27, 2010, 8:07 p.m.    

Is it a surprise that commies approve that commies rule IN UKRAINE - AGAIN?

Zatulin graduated from the History Department of Moscow State University in 1981, specializing in the history of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In 1987-1990 he worked in the Central Committee of the Komsomol.

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