Canada allocates $750,000 to organizing educational tours about the Holodomor in Ukraine

The Canadian province of Ontario allocated $750,000 to support the National Education Tour on the Holodomor, MP of Ontario provincial parliament Yvan Baker reported.

"Proud to announce this afternoon that the Canada Ukraine Foundation received a $750,000 grant to promote awareness about the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33 through the Holodomor Mobile Classroom," he wrote on Twitter.

The project created a “mobile auditorium,” a bus equipped with special interactive equipment that will travel to Canada's educational institutions and conduct lectures on the tragic events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

Canada was the first country to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide of Ukrainians back in 2008. Since that time, the country's parliament regularly hosts official events on the occasion of the anniversary of those terrible events.

The Holodomor was a man-made famine of Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians.

In November 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law providing for the recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide against Ukrainian people.

In November 2015, the Ukrainian Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences released data showing that Ukraine lost 3.9 million or 13 percent of its entire
population due to high mortality rate in 1932-1934 as a result of Holodomor (famine).

According to the researchers, 8.7 million people starved to death during that period in the whole of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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