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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., April 01, 2009

(1) Ukrainophobia:
As my links below indicate, March 2009 has been a particularly harsh month for Ukrainians -- both in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora. Two issues from the past, which we have failed to resolve -- John Demjanjuk and d&d -- are once again rearing their ugly heads. Both within the Russian Federation and Ukraine itself, there has been a furious onslaught on the Holodomor. Patriotic Ukrainians (who decry that only 36% of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada admit to being of Ukrainian origin) are being labeled as national socialists and fascists. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is being urged to set up repressive structures and policies to suppress free speech and Ukrainian history (under the guise of combating racism and xenophobia). Things look rather grim.

(2) Holodomor: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor/holodomor.html
Eight links have been archived on the Holodomor page of my website as indicated below. Steve Komarnyckyj in England continues his efforts to publicize the Holodomor. A subscriber to politics@infoukes.com using initials MY has been posting very insightful youtube videos on the situation in Ukraine. The book review on The Foreign Office and the Famine (85 declassified British documents on conditions in the Soviet Union between 1932-35) highlights the testimony of Andrew Cairns -- a Canadian, who toured the agricultural areas of the Soviet Union in the summer of 1932. Several chapters in Iron Curtain by modern author/historian Patrick Wright highlight the Holodomor.

Iron Curtain  2007; Patrick Wright  [W. Zuzak review]
The Foreign Office and the Famine  1988; Marco Carynnyk et al, eds. [W. Zuzak review]
Ostroh Academy students meet with Canadian director Taras Hukalo  03Mar2009; Victoria  Skuba (courtesy ePoshta 30Mar2009)
Holodomor (Dis)information  politics@infoukes.com, 29Mar2009; MY [youtube videos]
SBU list of Holodomor Perpetrators  17Mar2009, NRCU News Release
A New View of a Famine that Killed Millions   New York Times, 15Mar2009; R. Levy
Secrets and Lies  Unian.net, 04Mar2009; S. Komarnyckyj
Dancing with Stalin  Cambridge University, 06Feb2009, S. Komarnyckyj; courtesy M. Williams

(3) d&d: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/furman/furman.html
There was one important addition to the d&d page this past month, indicating that Wasyl Odynsky is, once again, in danger of having his citizenship revoked and being deported. We are not privy to any other information on this case.

Court dismisses Odynsky's appeal in war crimes case  Canadian Jewish News, 19Mar2009; A. Levy-Ajzenkopf

(4) John Demjanjuk: http://www.willzuzak.ca/fc/2001/2001.html
There are eight articles archived on the German initiative to extradite John Demjanjuk to Germany. As Marta Onufriv writes, it is not clear if anyone in Ukraine or in the Diaspora will rise in his defense should the extradition succeed and should a trial commence.

Germany targets Demjanjuk  Toronto Sun, 30Mar2009; Peter Worthington [Slepokura comment]
Unbiased View of the case of John Demjanjuk  pravda.com.ua, 24Mar2009; Marta Onufriv (courtesy ePoshta 30Mar2009)
Has time run out for Nazi-hunters?  Manchester Guardian, 14Mar2009; D. Cesarani [W.Z.]
How many Nazi criminals did Germany punish in 60 years?  Haaretz, 12Mar2009; Tom Segev
Alleged Nazi camp guard charged 29,000 times  Yahoo.com, 11Mar2009; D. Rising
Former Nazi camp guard charged 29,000 times  Breitbart.com, 11Mar2009; D. Rising
U.S. pensioner charged after being accused of overseeing 29,000 murders as a Nazi guard  Daily Mail, 11Mar2009; A. Hall
Nazi Guard, Sick Old Man or Both?   Spiegel.de, 06Mar2009; C. Meyer 

(5) CBC and Radio Canada International: http://www.ucc.ca/
As a result of massive budgetary cuts to the CBC, its Ukrainophobic leadership decided to disband RCI’s Ukrainian Section. Information is provided at the UCC website and a petition may be signed there or directly at
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ucc

Another petition to save the CBC has been organized by avaaz.org and may be signed at
http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_cbc 

Please, PLEASE, sign both petitions.

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak,  2009.04.01