Communist crimes – Bykivnia Graves (Kiev, Ukraine)

Victim Maria Kosjuk

The village of Bykivnia, situated near Kiev (capital city of Ukraine). People executed by the NKVD were buried here between 1936-1941, in Darnytsia Forest. The first victims, from Lukianivka Prison, were buried here in the late 1920s. Officially, the construction of a special zone for secret burials was started in 1936. From that time, victims of the Communist regime were secretly and systematically buried here.

A worker

The estimates stand at 30.000-100.000 victims, though some say the number is higher. A general accepted fact is that 100.000 is the minimum.

Items belongings to Polish officers were also found here. It was discovered they belonged to 1940 Katyn massacre victims, when 21.000 Polish officers were executed by NKVD.

Polish and Ukrainian archaeologists continue to uncover remains to this day

Polish and Ukrainian archaeologists continue to uncover remains to this day

Bykivnia Graves

Bykivnia Graves

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Police officers items

Police officers items

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Polish and Ukrainian Soldiers at memorial

Polish and Ukrainian Soldiers at memorial

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Couple dressed in traditional Ukrainian dress lays down flowers together with officials

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Bykivnia Graves victims massacre Kiev Ukraine eastern europe communism .

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