Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood visited the Holodomor memorial during her recent trip to Ukraine.
From 1932 to 1933, the Soviet Union instituted farming and food policies that lead to the starvation of close to 10 million Ukrainians.
Littlewood and Minister Deron Bilous visited the memorial in Ukraine where the victims had placed a pot of wheat on behalf of Alberta in recognition of the millions who starved.
"It was very poignant and I think it was very good for our government to go and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and denounce such atrocities and make sure that we know that what happened was real and make sure these things never happen again," said Littlewood.
The first memorial to Holodomor victims was built outside City Hall in Edmonton (1983).
In May 2008, the Government of Canada declared the famine a genocide and established the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide Memorial Day, observed on the fourth Saturday in November.
This year, Holodmor is recognized in both Ukraine and Canada on November 25.

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