KYIV (QHA) -

Events during the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014 were an uprising against the Soviet methods of the previous authorities. This opinion was expressed by the Head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Vyatrovich at a press conference in Kyiv on May 30.

“Actions by the authorities during the Maidan in the winter of 2013-2014, were a return to the past, in the times of the USSR. It was obvious to me as a historian, and it was also obvious to those who were not historians, but remembered the Soviet past. That fear, which the power tried to sow through the mysterious disappearances of activists and demonstrative repression, was a return to the Soviet past. Accordingly, the Maidan was an anti-Soviet uprising, a desire to break off ties with this past," Vyatrovich explained to QHA correspondent.

Vyatrovich designated the period of Ukraine's including in the USSR as the occupation.

Earlier the exhibition "The Great Terror: Places of remembrance" was opened in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The exhibition tells about the mechanisms of the "Great Terror" and the repressions against the Ukrainian people of 1937-1938.

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