The purpose of CommunistCrimes.org is to foster international understanding of the impact of communism on societies. The portal focuses on a variety of events and their implications, from crimes against humanity perpetrated by communist regimes to transitional issues of post-communist states. We seek to demystify communism and denounce rule based on repression, so that communist crimes would be duly condemned as atrocities committed by totalitarian regimes ought to be.
When Czechs threw off Communism in 1989, they adopted strict rules marginalizing anyone with ties to the repressive old regime. But now they are asking whether it's time to move on.
Around 5,000 opposition protestors gathered in the center of Kiev overnight. The pro-European demonstrators erected tents and barricades on Independence Square.
The European Union on Friday initialled association agreements with Georgia and Moldova but failed to draw Ukraine closer.