Interessant ist hier tatsächlich die Verschiebung der Prioritäten und die zunehmend abnehmende Angst, das Wort "Verbrechen" in den Mund zu nehmen:
Weiter:Every November Ukraine commemorates the Holodomor, the famine and genocide of 1932 and 1933. Since 2010, President Viktor Yanukovych has marked the occasion with a formal address to the people. Read in isolation, none of them is terribly interesting. A comparative look at all three speeches, however, reveals some interesting shifts in tone and content that may illuminate Yanukovych’s own evolving thinking about the genocide and his regime.
But first a striking continuity. Yanukovych has never called the Holodomor a genocide. He’s called it a crime, a tragedy, and an Armageddon, but not genocide. Ironically, he does use the term Holodomor, which means “killing by means of hunger” and, in that sense, is virtually a synonym for genocide. There are indications that this reluctance to call a spade a spade may change.
Back in 2010, during his first encounter with Holodomor remembrance day, Yanukovych stated (this and subsequent citations are the translations provided on his ):
I bow to the memory of those innocently killed by the Holodomor.
Even now, the tragedy of 1932–1933 is difficult to comprehend. It was a real Armageddon, when people were loosing [sic] their human essence because of hunger.
Therefore, this national tragedy that has devoured millions of innocent people, is no subject to oblivion.
Note the reference to “a real Armageddon” and the “millions of innocent people.” Note as well, however, that Yanukovych treats the Holodomor almost as if it were a natural catastrophe that somehow befell Ukraine.
Interessant ist in diesem Zusammenhang auch, dass die holprigen Formulierungen sowie die Rechtschreibfehler ("loosing" heist "lösen", er meint aber "losing", was "verlieren" heißt), was mich immer wieder erstaunt - man möchte doch meinen, dass die Jungs dort sowohl das Geld als auch die Absicht haben sollten, sich nicht durch so offensichtlichen Dilettantismus im Ausland lächerlich zu machen...