I'll give the Ukrainians some credit here, instead of trying to deny their history, they're opening up some of it for the world to see:http://www.ibtimes.com/ukraines-parliam ... ic-1876756
Shortly after voting to ban both Nazi and Soviet imagery, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, voted to open up the country's archive of Soviet-era KGB files to the public, which could reveal decades' worth of information on secret arrests, "disappearings" and the intricate operations of Ukraine's KGB wing. The bill passed with 261 of parliament's roughly 420 members in favor.
Under the bill, titled "On access to the archives of the repressive organs of the communist totalitarian regime during 1917-1991," the information would be transferred to the Institute of National Remembrance and be declassified. Reacting to the news, some social media users talked about their hopes of finding information on relatives who were persecuted by the Ukrainian KGB during the Cold War. The public will be able to submit requests for information to the Institute of National Remembrance.
But, at the same time:
Dealing with Nazi imagery may prove to be an easier task than dealing with Soviet imagery. Hundreds of statutes, memorials and Soviet symbols pepper Ukrainian cities, and according to a lawmaker supporting the bill, they would all have to be taken down.
All Soviet "symbols including five-pointed stars and hammers and sickles ... disappear from the streets of Ukrainian cities," said Yuriy Lutsenko, who belongs to the Petro Poroshenko Bloc. He added that those images are "equivalent" to swastikas.