The Ukraine is marking the anniversary of the Stalin-era terror-famine this weekend, and, the BBC notes, President Yushchenko is calling for that famine to be recognized for what it was, an act of genocide. Russia, unsurprisingly, objects. The BBC also reports this:
“In 2003 Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Viktor Chernomyrdin, was quoted by Interfax news agency dismissing talk of an apology or compensation, saying: “We’re not going to apologise… there is nobody to apologise to.”
A somewhat unfortunate choice of words.