24 August 2010

Belarusian NGOs Call for 'International Katyń Initiative'

A delegation of Belarusian NGOs, visiting Katyń to mark the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism (23 August), has announced the creation of an 'International Katyń Initiative'.

The Initiative's aims include launching a campaign to change the 'monumental landscape' and toponymy of Europe, in line with the 'Divided Europe Reunited' resolution passed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on 3 July 2009. The delegation called upon the OSCE to dismantle all memorials and rename all geographical sites named after Stalin-era Soviet leaders with a view to ending the 'mockery of the memory of Stalinism's victims'.

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