The Holodomor Museum team visited the United States Department of State

31 March 2023

Our employees visited the State Department — the U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a three-week trip to the USA as part of the Memorializing History Through Education and Museums program project.

The Director of the Department of Public Diplomacy, the Director of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation program, the senior strategic advisor of The Office of Global Criminal Justice, and other experts participated in the meeting from the State Department.
During the meeting, the USA representatives received information about the work of our Museum, and about the promotion of the Holodomor theme in the world, and they shared the experience of working in identifying illegally exported artifacts and returning them to the countries to which they should belong.

International justice and the issue of genocide, both in Soviet times and after the full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, was another topic. Our employees shared the experience of the Museum’s work in collecting testimonies of people who survived the Holodomor, as well as the experience of documenting war crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

We hope such meetings and discussions will directly influence U.S. foreign policy initiatives, both in the direction of humanitarian and military support for Ukraine and in support of the protection of cultural heritage in our country.

We are sincerely thankful to the U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Exchange Programs – U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs – U.S. Department of State for the opportunity, experience, and organization.