Latvian Occupation Museum to unveil Holodomor exhibition

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On December 21, 2022 an exhibition “Famine as a weapon – Ukraine. 1932–1933, 2022” will be opened at the Latvian Museum of Occupation, the museum's representatives said on December 16.

The exhibition's core is made up of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council Memorial and Educational Collection “Holodomor: Through The Eyes of Ukrainian Artists”, which consists of artworks dedicated to the victims of Holodomor (a man-made famine) in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–1933. The exhibition is accompanied by photographs taken by photojournalists from different countries after February 2022.

“Holodomor is a wound that still bleeds. Stalin and his henchmen carried out genocide against the Ukrainian people, but the Soviet regime intimidated several generations of Ukrainians in attempting to erase memories of this crime when millions of Ukrainians starved on the most fertile soil in the world,” states the exhibition description.

“Today we see the next phase – the Kremlin is stealing and burning Ukrainian grains again – makes their exports impossible. For this reason, people in Africa and the Middle East face the threat of hunger, which requires an appropriate international legal assessment of the world,” said the makers. “Russian occupying troops are burning Ukrainian fields, looting grain warehouses, and selling stolen Ukrainian grains abroad. At the same time, exports of millions of tons of Ukrainian grain are being blocked from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, causing a global food crisis.”

The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographs and its Director-General, Mstislav Chernov. The curator of the exhibition is Natalia Lavrova.

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