The Ministry of education and science of Ukraine on the initiative of the Institute of national remembrance has recommended that the schools and universities to host events memory of the Heavenly Hundred.
As was reported at the Ukrainian Institute of national remembrance, February 20, Ukraine celebrates the Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred,
«To pay tribute to the participants of the dignity Revolution and to honor the memory of the victims, the Ukrainian Institute of national remembrance has appealed to the Ministry of education with a proposal in each institution to the Day of the Heavenly hundred Heroes to begin the first lesson or lecture is a performance of the national Anthem of Ukraine and minute of silence», — stated in the message.
It is noted that the teachers and Ukrainian youth will commemorate the hundreds of countrymen who were killed during peaceful protests, and will be all rebels fighting for the democratic future of their country.
Under the educational hours and the lessons of history teacher will hold the Lesson in memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred with participation of activists of the Revolution of dignity.
It is reported that the Ministry of education and science supported the proposal and sent a letter with these recommendations to all General, vocational and higher education institutions.
In addition, in the Ukrainian house (concert hall, 2 Khreshchatyk St.) will host a series of events in memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred.
In particular, the activities will begin at 12:00 with a moment of memory. Among them — presentation of the created Memorial complex of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred – the Museum of the Revolution, the English-language presentation of video oral histories of the Maidan – «Windows into Protest/Window in protest,» the concert «Songs of Freedom», a retrospective screening of the revolutionary clothes of Ukrainians of the XX–XXI centuries, watching the movie «Freedom or Death» (directed by Damian Kolodiy, USA).
Entrance to all events is free.
At the end of November 2013, the refusal of the Ukrainian government from signing the Association Agreement with the European Union became the root cause of mass in the modern history of the state of the protests. In particular, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 21, 2013 decided to suspend the process of preparations for signing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which must be signed at the Vilnius summit of «Eastern partnership» on November 28-29.
After the beating, dozens of students on Independence square in Kiev by the police special forces «Berkut» on the night of 30 November 2013, on the streets of cities of Ukraine there were hundreds of thousands of citizens.
The protests lasted from late November to late February 2014, received the name «Euromaidan», «Maidan», and some of the later «Revolution of Dignity». The result was that then-President Viktor Yanukovych in February, after the mass shooting of unarmed civilians on the Maidan in Kiev and fled to Russia.
More than a hundred civilians killed during the overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Viktor Yanukovych in the winter of 2013-2014, are called the Heavenly hundred.
According to the Ministry of health of Ukraine, since 18 February 2014 in clashes in Kiev suffered 1 528 people were killed 106 members of anti-government protests.
Memorial Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred established by the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko «About the perpetuation feat participants in the Revolution of dignity and perpetuating the memory of Heroes of Heavenly one Hundred».
Also was established the order of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, created «Memorial complex of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred – the Museum of the Revolution of dignity».
On suspicion of involvement in the killings in Kiev in winter 2013-2014 have already arrested two senior leaders of the security service of Ukraine (SBU), as well as three officers and two soldiers of «Berkut».
Classes at educational institutions on 20 February will begin with a moment of silence for the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred 15.02.2016