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Famine-Genocide. Whether it is possible to restore historical justice?

the Subject of crimes of Bolsheviks now at popularity peak. Archives are published, victims of political repression are rehabilitated, take down monuments, rename streets …

the Very first movie about the Holodomor - “Hunger - 33“, removed as I understand as soon as an opportunity appeared, in 1991 Olesem Yanchukom on a film studio of A. Dovzhenko, - gets the next award at a foreign film festival.

One of invaders in “Hunger“ is played by the thirty-year-old Kiev resident Alexey Gorbunov. The beginning of the ninetieth was revolutionary for Gorbunov - the role in the movie “Hole“ (according to Kuprin) is played by it almost in the same image - an immoral being who, diligent theorizing and using any means, fights for certain “higher justice“.

Historical chronicles absolutely discredited the way of fight which got to prototypes of characters of Gorbunov. Winning, arguing on the benefit of people cover with unknown blood the won tyrannies. The fighter for freedom is always for some reason more awful than the previous oppressor. Gorbunov was successful a role. In 1991 to the young actor the rank of the Honored artist of Ukraine was awarded.

The director Yanchuk, judging by a filmography, is very politically correct, removes on a national subject much. However “Hunger - 33“ does not remind - in my opinion - traditional rough promotion to which the remains of my generation get used the second time. More likely, you will apprehend the movie as very slow, silent, low-color, mournful song. Groan. - that it will be difficult to that who in Ukraine lived to look from - for own associations, bright pictures of memoirs which will put in series of screen images and symbols.

In the movie the Ukrainian family perishes. The death comes to the spacious house, the state destroys once strong economy of the main heroes of a picture - Darya and Miron (Galina Sulima and Georgy Morozyuk). There is a long scene closer to the end of the movie when Red Army men dump half-dead people in a huge hole, there throw logs, burn bodies and cover with earth. Bodies can be burned. To fill up with promotion. But history is very harmful aunt who always about everything learns. From whom? From the survived child. From the last oskolochk of a sort.

The movie is shot according to the novel of the largest Ukrainian writer and philosopher with tragic destiny - Vasyl Barka. “The yellow prince“. The first novel about the Holodomor was written to emigrations, in 61 in New - York, and published in Ukraine only in 1991. Now the book “Yellow Prince“ is included in the obligatory school program of Ukraine. Time will come - the translation will be studied by the Russian school students. The transfer, by the way, exists, came out in Friendship of the People publishing house in 2001.

It seems, destroying the Ukrainian national feelings, misters revolutionaries not really - that succeeded if in seventy years after genocide I, the Ukrainian only on hearing sorting part of the Ukrainian speech, who was born in other country, thinking in Russian always very accurately understand how the historical fault of Russia is big.

Perhaps memoirs about wars, hunger and cones, about executions and exiles, about adopted, the dispossessed families of children which remained from - not absolutely what the Octobrist should listen to. Well, or whom I then was when ninety-year-old old men were living.

You know, what will be farther? Over time everywhere recognize crimes of Bolsheviks; the whole world will condemn; Russia will pay compensations to all whom occupied; both live, and dead will give the put status of the victims; will write the book of memory in which there will be five million names. The communistic symbolics in Russia will be forbidden sooner or later and equated to fascist. Several decades - and all this will occur. And Ukraine will restore the forces. Because it is impossible to destroy the people .

- Grandmother, it who?

is a sort y on.

- And it who?

- Too a sort y on.

- And it that for a grave? - A grave with “not our“ surname and a red star from above. On the others crosses. - We have no such surnames?

is a Red Army man. Not from our village.

- And who looks after her?

- We.