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Ideological and Military-Political Propaganda: Shaping the Minds of Deported Children in Russian Federation’s PVRs

Russia is actively militarizing Ukrainian children in "temporary accommodation centers" (TACs) on its territory while simultaneously Russifying the educational process...

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Deportations and Persecutions of Religious Leaders: History and Contemporary War Crimes

Discover the systematic religious persecution and war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine, targeting various faith communities.

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Bi-Weekly Digest 26

Digest 26, 15 May 2024

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Operation “Vistula” — Deportations of the Ukrainian Population from Poland

A detailed examination of the historical displacement and cultural disruption faced by Ukrainians due to 1947’s Operation Vistula.

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Digest 25, 01 May 2024

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Digest 24, 17 April 2024

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Digest 23, 03 April 2024

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The Russian Officials Detain Deported Ukrainian Children in the Russian Federation: An Examination of Tender Processes and Fund Allocation

The Russian Officials Detain Deported Ukrainian Children in the Russian Federation: An Examination of Tender Processes and Fund Allocation

Learn how Russian authorities fund camps and re-education programs to assimilate deported Ukrainian children and erase their identities.

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Genocide of the Circassians by the Russian Empire (1763-1864)

Detailing the Russo-Circassian War, this article uncovers the brutal genocide and displacement of Circassians in the 19th century.

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Bi-Weekly Digest 22

Digest 22, 20 March 2024

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Bi-Weekly Digest 21

Digest 21, 05 March 2024

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The Deportation of Christians from the Crimean Peninsula During Catherine II’s Reign

The article offers a detailed examination of the forced migration of Crimean Christians to Novorossiya during Catherine II’s reign in 1778.

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Digest 20, 20 February 2024

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Deportation of Transcarpathian Jews in 1944

Learn about a tragic chapter in the history of Holocaust, the 1944 deportation of over 100,000 Jews from Transcarpathia to Auschwitz.

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Digest 19, 07 February 2024

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Digest 18, 24 January 2024

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Digest 17, 10 January 2024

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Deportation of Ukrainian Germans in 1944-1946

Uncover the impact of Soviet policies on ethnic Germans in Ukraine, detailing their deportation, resettlement, and legal restrictions.

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Holiday in Chains: Celebrating Christmas in the Soviet Union’s Special Settlements For Deported

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Educational Aspects of Re-educating Deported Children

This article sheds light on the re-education of Ukrainian children in Russia, highlighting its legal, ethical, and cultural aspects.

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Peter I’s Forced Resettlement of Kozaks Regiments (1711-1712)

This article explores the impact of Peter I's Cossack resettlement on Ukraine and the broader 18th-century Eastern European politics.

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Digest 16, 20 December 2023

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Digest 14, 21 November 2023

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Focusing on ethnocide, the article examines the life, conditions, and state policies faced by deportees in Soviet special settlements.

Unveiling the Ethnocide of Ukrainians: Documents from Soviet Special Settlements (1930-1950)

Focusing on ethnocide, the article examines the life, conditions, and state policies faced by deportees in Soviet special settlements.

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The article uncovers the history of forced village renamings in Crimea, with emphasis on their impact on Crimean Tatars since 1783.

Vanishing Villages in Crimea: Soviet Deportations’ Legacy

The article uncovers the history of forced village renamings in Crimea, with emphasis on their impact on Crimean Tatars since 1783.

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Deportations as Mass Repressions against Humanity from History to the Present. Historical and Socio-Anthropological Aspects

Covering both historical and current events, this report reveals the details of forced deportations affecting Ukrainians for over a century.

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Digest 12, 24 October 2023

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Ukrainian villages that vanished due to Soviet deportations

This article reveals the tragic history of Ukrainian villages destroyed due to Soviet deportations, aiming to erase national identity.

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Digest 11, 10 October 2023

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Deportations of Pontian Greeks in 1949

The 1949 deportations of Pontian Greeks were a dark chapter in history. Learn how they faced hardships, lost homes, and were denied justice.

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Digest 10, 26 September 2023

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Find out how Soviet authorities uprooted over 30,000 Greeks from their historical homelands in 1942 and 1944 without any justifiable reason.

Deportations of Pontian Greeks in 1942 and 1944: Examining the Causes, Scale, and Locations

Find out how Soviet authorities uprooted over 30,000 Greeks from their historical homelands in 1942 and 1944 without any justifiable reason.

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Digest 9, 12 September 2023

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A Century of Deportations. How Russia Has Been Destroying Nations

Watch this video about how Moscow deported people during the Soviet Union and how its successor, modern Russia, continues implementing the same policy.

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Crimes of the Kremlin. Forced Russification of Ukrainian children

After the start of a full-scale war against Ukraine, the Russian Federation has been constantly committing war crimes, including one of the most serious: forced deportations of Ukrainians to Russia and Belarus. Such actions, especially the deportation of children, should be qualified exclusively as a crime against humanity and have clear signs of genocide.

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Digest 7, 16 August 2023

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16 June 2023

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27 April 2023

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Provisions the RF violates against children and adults

Provisions the Russian Federation violates when deporting Ukrainians, both adults and children, re-educating and illegally adopting kids

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Soviet deportations from Latvia in 1941 and 1949.

An interview with Taiga Koknevica and Evita Feldentale, employees of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, about Soviet deportations from Latvia in 1941 and 1949.

The interview explores the Soviet deportations in Latvia, their impact on national identity, and draws parallels with contemporary events.

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mass deportations experienced by Lithuania in 1941

Commemorating the Past, Guiding the Future: an Interview with Simonas Jazavita

A historian sheds light on the complexities of documenting mass deportations, from the role of photography to the impact of the digital age.

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Unmasking the Soviet Regime: The Horrors of Estonian Deportations — An In-Depth Interview with Elmar Gams

Unmasking the Soviet Regime: The Horrors of Estonian Deportations — An In-Depth Interview with Elmar Gams

In this revealing interview, Elmar Gams, a researcher specializing in the Soviet deportations from Estonia, provides insights into the dark history of deportations and their long-lasting effects. From discussing the commemoration of the first deportation in 1941 to examining the motives behind the Soviet occupation and the resurgence of deportations in 1949, Gams highlights the systematic destruction of Estonian society and the deliberate suppression of its independence.

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Story 35: Tetyana & Kira

Nearly 200 infants were born and cared for at Kherson Regional Children's Hospital during the nine-month occupation of Kherson

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Story 34: Anastasiia & Mariia

16-year-old Mariia and 18-year-old Anastasiia from Russia-occupied Kherson were deported to temporarily occupied Crimea.

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Story 33: Sofia

14-year-old Sofia was deported to temporarily occupied Crimea in October 2022.

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A Conversation on Deportations and Archival Trials

A Conversation on Deportations and Archival Trials

In an illuminating dialogue, Director of Ukraine’s Archive of National Remembrance Ihor Kulyk and historian Vladyslav Havrylov engage in a thought-provoking discussion about Ukraine's national memory surrounding forcible deportations.

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Story 32: Yevhen

Yevhen, 51, was in Kharkiv during the initial days of Russia's full-scale invasion. Starting from March 9, 2022, he participated in the evacuation of people from the temporarily occupied villages of Vylkhyvka and Mala Rohan.

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The role of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Russian army: ideological foundations, creation of a “military chaplaincy,” propaganda of the war as a struggle for “true Orthodoxy”

The role of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Russian army: ideological foundations, creation of a “military chaplaincy,” propaganda of the war as a struggle for “true Orthodoxy”

A comprehensive overview of the Russian Orthodox Church's influence on Russia's military and propaganda efforts in the Ukraine war.

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Deportation of Chechens and Ingush in 1944.

A comprehensive look at Soviet deportations of Chechens and Ingush, from personal stories to international genocide recognition.

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Deportation of Ukrainians in the Spotlight of the Global Community

An in-depth analysis of Russia's systematic deportation of Ukrainians and the international community's response to these events.

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Story 31: Kateryna

To flee to the Ukraine-controlled territory from Mariupol in Spring 2022 was impossible. Russian troops surrendered the city and frequently shelled evacuation routes.

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Victims’ Testimonies of the Soviet Forcible Deportations

Learn the truth behind Soviet deportations: survivor accounts shed light on the harsh realities of life under the USSR's rule.

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Story 30: Nataliya

Nataliya, from Ternova village, 20 kilometers northeast of the city of Kharkiv and 7 kilometers from the Russian border, was forcibly deported to Russia on May 31.

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Story 29: Svitlana

Svitlana, the 24-year-old woman from a Mariupol suburb, was forcibly deported upon the city’s full siege by Russian troops.

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Operation “Priboi”. Deportations from the Baltic States in March 1949.

Operation "Priboi" led to the deportation of nearly 95,000 people from the Baltic States in 1949. Read the chilling details in this article.

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Story 28: Anna

In late March 2022, it was becoming impossible to survive in Mariupol under siege. No drinking water, no heat and food.

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Story 27: Anastasiia

A 15-year-old, Anastasiia, was deported from Kherson to temporarily occupied Crimea in September.

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Story 26: Lilya

In September 2022, Kherson was still occupied by the Russians, but they were already preparing for withdrawal as the AFU approached.

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Deportation of Ukrainians in 1947. Operation “West”

Discover how the Soviets systematically deported millions from the west of Ukraine, erasing villages and cultural landmarks.

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Story 25: Ihor

A 15-year-old Ihor and his mother Natalia lived in Kherson before Russia’s full-scale war. The woman tried to drive her child out of the city, but all the roads were blocked by Russian soldiers.

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Story 24: Yevheniia

10-year-old Yevheniia lived with her mother in Kupyansk in Kharkiv region. The city was occupied since the first days of Russia’s full-scale war, but the family didn’t want to leave their home.

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Story 23: Andrii

Andrii, a 17-year-old teenager from Mykolaiv, was kidnapped in August 2022 by Russian troops.

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Story 22: Serhii

Serhii, a 16-year-old boy, lived near Mariupol. Just before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he lost his parents and lived in an orphanage.

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Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944

Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944

What led to the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944? Discover the Soviet Union’s motives and the lasting impact on the qirimly community.

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Story 21: Yurii

Yurii, 21, was an engineering student from Mariupol. He lived apart from his family, so when the city was besieged, he was split from his parents. Yurii’s mother managed to escape from Mariupol, but Yurii himself was forcibly deported to Russia by the occupants.

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Story 20: Anton

Together with other 200 residents of a nursing house in Kakhovka, Anton was forcibly deported to Russia after 8 months under occupation.

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Numbers and Evidence of Forcible Deportation of Ukrainians to Russia in the Russo-Ukrainian War

Learn the role of the Russian Orthodox Church and TACs in the forced relocation of millions of Ukrainians to Russia during the war.

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Story 19: Anastasiia and Veronika

Two sisters 15 y.o. Anastasia and 13 y.o. Veronika lived with her mother in Luhansk region.

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Forcible Deportations of the Ukrainian Germans in 1935-1941

The Soviet occupation authorities drew different reasons for each ethnic group to be eliminated from the territory of Ukraine, but the procedure was always the same — forcible deportation. In this article, we will draw upon the extraction of ethnic Germans from Ukraine.

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Story 18: Oleksandr

Until on November 5, Oleksandr together with other residents of the nursing house were forcibly deported.

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Story 17: Bohdan

Bohdan, a 35-year-old man on a wheelchair, was deported to Russia by Russian occupation authorities against his will, but he was able to get away.

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Story 16: Yulia

Yulia and her two sons, Ivan, 5, and Matthew, 11, were forcibly deported to Russia. The family was forced to undergo several filtration camps, but abandoned Russian passports and escaped from captivity.

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Deportations from the Baltic Countries in 1940-1941

A look back at the Soviet-era deportations in the Baltic states, chronicling the stories of those who endured this dark chapter in history.

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How Russians deport Ukrainians and what the Russian Orthodox Church has to do with it

The piece reveals Russia's use of deportation as a tool for demographic solutions, with a focus on Ukrainian children and church complicity.

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Story 15: Yevheniia

When Russians occupied Kherson, they forcibly deported children from the region to Russia. 10-year-old Yevheniia was taken from her mother “to be evacuated to a safe place, in a boarding school in Anapa”, Russians said.

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Story 14: Andrii

Andrii, 19, together with his mother were deported to Russia from Mariupol.

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Story 13: Vlad

Vlad was forcibly deported to Taganrog from Mariupol at the beginning of March 2022. All his documents, stuff, and money burned in his apartment after a shelling.

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Story 12: Oleksandr

Oleksandr lived with his mother and sister when the full-scale war began. Soon, the Russian troops occupied their city.

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Story 11: Marharyta

8-year-old Marharyta lived with her father in the Kherson region when the full-scale war began. In late October 2022

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Mass deportations from the West of Ukraine in 1939-1940

Explore the tragic history of mass deportations in the west of Ukraine from 1939 to 1941, orchestrated by the Soviet regime.

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Deportations of Ukrainians in the 1930s. The policy of dekulakization

Investigate the Soviet-era policies that led to mass relocations. A detailed look at the struggles and resistance of Ukrainian peasants.

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Denys, father of deported Pasha

The boy went missing and there were no clues that he survived the shelling. After a while, Pasha’s father, Denis, received a message with a video featuring his son.

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Story 9: Tetyana

Tetyana, 25, together with her mother and brother were forcibly deported to Russia from Mariupol in March 2022. The family was hiding in bomb shelters from the start of the full-scale invasion, but they were evicted from there by approaching Russian troops.

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Story 8: Anonymous

On September 30, Russian troops broke into a house where a 16-year-old teenager (we keep his name anonymous), lived with his grandmother. It was late at night and there was no reason for such vandalism.

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Story 7: Natalia

82-year-old Natalia lost her house in the besieged Mariupol. She hid in bomb shelters for a while, but eventually Russian troops found her and took her to a filtration camp.

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Story 6: Yevhen

To survive Russian massive strikes on Mariupol, Yevhen with his son Matvii and daughter Svyatoslava were hiding in bomb shelters. In April, when Russian soldiers came, they gave people only 30 minutes to prepare for the forcible deportation, which they called “evacuation”.

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Story 5: Lena

Those 18 new children were abducted by the Russian troops from Snigurivka, Mykolaiv region. They were orphans, too. The Russian occupation regime disregarded the children’s needs and didn’t care for food supplies.

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Story 4: Volodymyr

Since Kherson was occupied by the Russian troops, Volodymyr took responsibility and care of 50 orphan kids of age from 4 to 15. The man was the Director of the "Center for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Children" and he vowed to protect the orphans.

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Story 3: Olena, mother of deported Andrii

Suddenly the hospital was bombarded. Olena's mother died in the shelling and her son, Andrii, got seriously injured. Olena witnessed him being taken away by the Russian soldiers. They said they would place him in a military hospital. She was helpless in front of them.

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Story 2: Davyd

Davyd was 17 when his hometown, Mariupol, was occupied by the Russian Forces. He stayed there till April under heavy shelling and when trying to escape to Ukrainian controlled territory Davyd got imprisoned in an orphanage.

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Story 1: Ilia

Ilia, 19, with his mother and brother was forcibly taken to the RF by bus from Mariupol. By then the city was ruined and fully occupied by the Russian forces. Ilia and his family had no way to escape.

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Deportations of Ukrainians in the 1920s

From Lenin’s directives to mass arrests, the 1920s deportations of Ukrainians reveal a dark chapter in Soviet history. Learn more here.

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