“Charles Baker, Massachusetts Governor, issued a relevant leaflet. We hail the decision of Massachusetts and thank the American nation for the solidarity and support in the restoration of the historic justice in the memory of millions of victims,” the message says.
The Holodomor in Ukraine was declared a genocide by nine USA states: Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
The parliaments of 14 countries (Canada, Australia, Georgia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ecuador, Columbia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Chile) made a relevant decision.
There were three Holodomors in the 20th century: in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, 1946-1947. The Holodomor of 1923-1933 is the only one admitted as a genocide. The events of 1921-1923 and 1946-1947 are constituted as a famine, which genocidal nature has not been proved yet.
The Holodomor lasted for 17 months – from April 1932 to November 1933. The researchers have not defined the number of victims yet. They name the numbers from 1,8 million to 10 million. Most of the experts believe that the number of victims is from 3 to 3,5 million.