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104 STAT. 4660 PUBLIC LAW 101-642—NOV. 28, 1990 (1) the week of November 3, 1990, through November 10, 1990, is designated as "National Week to Commemorate the Victims of the Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933"; and (2) the President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, State and local government agencies, and interested organizations to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. SEC. 2. Congress condemns the systematic disregard for human life, human rights, and liberties that characterized the policies of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933 and expresses sympathy for the millions of victims of the famine. SEC. 3. The President is requested to use public and diplomatic channels to call the attention of the world to the policies of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that— (1) caused the slow death by famine of 7 million Ukrainians during 1932 and 1933; and (2) for much of the modern history of Ukraine, have suppressed Ukrainian aspirations for the exercise of human rights and the expression of the cultural and social heritage of Ukrainians. SEC. 4. Congress recognizes the reforms underway in Ukraine and strongly urges the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to— (1) continue to move forward toward democratization and restructuring; and (2) provide a framework for the realization of the legitimate rights and aspirations of the people of Ukraine. Approved November 28, 1990. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 329: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 136 (1990): Oct. 19, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 27, considered and passed House.