Lviv mayor hopes the city will lead in tourism, IT sector

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Aug. 7, 2012, 1:51 p.m. | Ukraine — by Katya Gorchinskaya

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 LVIV, Ukraine -- On a sticky hot Saturday, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy is doing the very thing that city residents have refined to perfection: he's drinking coffee while talking business.

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IvanovPetrovSidorov Aug. 8, 2012, 8:14 p.m.    

The first days of German occupation of Lviv, Ukraine. The Germans came to the city in June, 30th, 1941. On the same day the party of Bandera proclaimed creation of the independant Ukrainian state. Though the Germans did not support this idea, the people were happy and celebrated in the streets for 3 days. The Germans together with Bandera’s “Ukrainian people’s police” arranged a so-called action of “self-purification”. In fact it was violence against the Jews. People were beaten with stones, drubbed, women were made to undress in public, forced to clean sidewalks, march on knees with their hands up, some people were shot in the backyards. The total number of victims – 4-7 thousand people.

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