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Bush Authorizes Memorial To Victims Of Ukraine Famine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko at an exhibition in Kyiv on the faimine (file photo) (epa) October 14, 2006 -- President George W. Bush has signed a law that authorizes the construction on U.S. government land of a memorial to the millions who died in Soviet Ukraine due to dictator Joseph Stalin's forced collectivization policies in the early 1930s.

The law authorizes the Ukrainian government to build the memorial in Washington.

The law says the 1932-33 famine that killed millions was manmade, not the result of natural causes, and that Stalin and those around him committed "genocide" against Ukraine.


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