"The Train of Ukrainian Identity" in the Metro of Dnipro

14 May 2019

On May 14, in the city of Dnipro, at the metro station Pokrovska, in cooperation and with the assistance of the Municipal Enterprise “Dniprovskyi Metropolitan”, a special scientific and educational project of the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial” – “The Train of Ukrainian Identity” was presented.

The project was presented by the head of the Information and Publishing Department of the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial” Yuliia Kotsur and Deputy Director for operationing of the Municipal Enterprise “Dniprovskyi Metropolitan” Mykola Ukraiinets.

“The Train of Ukrainian Identity” is the train of the subway, the wagons of which contain posters on unique subjects and phenomena of culture and science, social development and life of the early twentieth century, about Ukrainians who changed history, everything that constitutes our identity, and everything that was destroyed, liquidated or banned after Ukraine was occupied the Bolsheviks. I 1932-1933, they committed one of the greatest crimes in the history of mankind – the Holodomor-genocide, the object of which was the Ukrainian nation.

Yuliia Kotsur emphasized the importance of implementing the projects that tell about the identity of the Ukrainian people, the high level of development of culture and science, which was partially or completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks. “It is extremely important for Ukrainians to know about historical facts, events, phenomena, personalities who determined our identity, about what was destroyed by the Soviet regime,” said Yulia Kotsur.

Deputy Director for operationing of the Municipal Enterprise “Dniprovskyi Metropolitan” Mykola Ukraiinets reported that from May 14 to June 30, 2019, “The Train of Ukrainian Identity” will be running on the line every day. This will allow everyone to get acquainted with the project.

After the presentation at the station, the train, together with journalists and passengers, traveled along the route. Users of the Dnipro subway recalled their family stories about the Holodomor, and indicated the need to convey this information to the youth. One of the passengers of the Train of Ukrainian Identity, Nadiia Onufriienko, told about her relatives who were victims of the Holodomor-genocide. The woman could not hold her emotions and cried.

Recall that in November of last year, the project “The Train of Ukrainian Identity”, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor-Genocide, was presented in the Kyiv Metro. A presentation is will be held soon in the Metro of Kharkiv. Follow the announcements of the museum.