Ukraine is changing the traditions of honoring the May 9   9 May 2014 09:59  12169034 269874
Ukraine is changing the traditions of honoring the May 9

The Institute of National Remembrance has developed guidelines for the media on how to celebrate the May 9.

The Ukrainian Institute of National Remebrance has developed instructional materials for celebration of the Victory Day and encourages journalists to use them.

This guidelines are posted at the site MediaSapiens.

The main theses are the following. 

Given European integration aspirations of the state, the end of the Second World War in Europe should be celebrated together with other European countries on May 8 and in the form of Memorial Day. However, given the complexity and ambiguity of Ukrainians' attitude to the May 9, the celebration of the May 9 - as the Day of commemoration of all victims of war - should not be abandoned.

The Institute recommends to use new symbols, to know more about the history of the Second World War, and even provides the list of films which depict the events of the war.

The main challenge of this day is to avoid provocations and clashes. Therefore Ukrainians are advised to refrain from participation in public events and to ignore provocateurs and hostile forces.

In any event, today in Ukraine, they light candles on cemeteries in memory of the victims. Of course, they will pay homage to living participants of the events - gray-haired veterans... 

Details are HERE

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марисабель  10/05/2014 9:33 pm

что-то Украина не те символы выбирает. опиума мало?

ФК Говерла  09/05/2014 6:54 pm

Правильніше Україні нав'язують зміну традиції вшанування 9-го травня. Новий символ виконаний в червоно чорно білому кольорах як прапор уна-унсо, а як всім відомо ця організація є ідейнми наслідниками сс галичина і тд які воювали на стороні фашистської німеччини і є засудженими усім світовим товариством на нюрнбергському трибуналі.

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