President Viktor Yanukovych took part in a ceremony of paying tribute to Holodomor victims in Ukraine, held at the National Museum "Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine" in Kyiv November 26.

For the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, all the former Presidents of Ukraine: Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, and Victor Yushchenko have gathered to commemorate the victims of Holodomor.

Other participants of the event were Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Kyiv City State Administration Chairman Oleksandr Popov, members of the government, diplomats and the public.

President Yanukovych placed a symbolic pot with grain on the sculpture "Bitter Childhood Memories" and lit up a "candle of remembrance."

Those gathered paid tribute to the Holodomor victims by observing a minute of silence.

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