At the beginning of May, in the village of Stina in the Tomashpil district of Vinnytsia region, an opening and consecration of a memorial to the victims of the Holodomor and political repressions took place at the local cemetery, 33kanal reports.
All financial expenses for the manufacture, installation, and installation of the monument were paid by a local farm.
“The idea of commemoration of the co-villagers, whose life had been interrupted by the Holodomor of 1932–1933, arose long ago, and this year we were able to establish a memorial on the local cemetery, where, according to old people, during the years of the famine disaster, dead adults and children from Stina village were brought. In this tragic period, the death of famine affected 200 families of the village,” said the head of the farm Serhii Sauliak.
On the occasion of the opening of the monument, the community of the village of Stina gathered at the local cemetery. Local schoolchildren prepared a brief historical tour to the audience, presenting the events of the Holodomor-genocide, the causes and effects of the genocide. The names of the murdered inhabitants of the village, which could be taken from the testimonies of the old people and eyewitnesses, were mentioned. The old village citizen Hanna Komisarchuk shared her memories of those terrible years.