Holodomor Burial Ceremony

A priest blesses coffins during a burial ceremony in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on November 28, 2009. The remains of some 600 people, who were killed by soldiers of Stalin's secret police NKVD or died of starvation trying to escape from the eastern regions of the country to the west of the country in 1945-1946, were found at the Pidzamche station near the western <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000034" title="Ukraine" href="/topic/international/ukraine-PLGEO00000034.topic">Ukrainian</a> city of Lviv. Ukraine commemorated the millions who died in 1932-33 during Holodomor, a famine that Kiev calls an act of genocide by the Soviets.

( YURIY DYACHYSHYN, AFP/GETTY IMAGES )

A priest blesses coffins during a burial ceremony in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on November 28, 2009. The remains of some 600 people, who were killed by soldiers of Stalin's secret police NKVD or died of starvation trying to escape from the eastern regions of the country to the west of the country in 1945-1946, were found at the Pidzamche station near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Ukraine commemorated the millions who died in 1932-33 during Holodomor, a famine that Kiev calls an act of genocide by the Soviets.

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