ACTION UKRAINE REPORT (AUR)

RE: INVITATION: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011, HOLODOMOR: TWO EVENTS
3 p.m., National Press Club and 5:30 p.m., U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), Washington, D.C.

EVENT 1.  MORE THAN A GRAIN OF TRUTH: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GARETH JONES
National Press Club "AFTERNOON NEWSMAKER" News Conference; Featuring Nigel Colley on his book 'More Than A Grain of Truth: the Biography of Gareth Jones'; Monday, November 21, 2011, 3 p.m., National Press Club (Zenger Room); 529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Author Nigel Colley (grand nephew of Gareth Jones) from the UK will discuss his book 'More Than a Grain of Truth: the Biography of Gareth Jones', a Welsh journalist who took on the media elite and the Soviet government to expose an artificial famine that killed from 6 to 10 million people in Ukraine and neighboring areas in l932-33. The book details how Jones defied Soviet censors and military to get into Ukraine, visited ghost towns and interviewed survivors and other witnesses.

No RSVP is necessary, everyone is welcome. For additional information contact Oksana Yakovenko (U.S.-Ukraine Foundation), (202) 223-2228 (tel), oksana@usukraine.org.

NOTE:  We have just been informed that Nigel Colley's mother, Margaret Siriol Colley, died yesterday in the UK.  Siriol spent most of her time the last 13 years in cooperation with her son Nigel, telling the world about the HOLODOMOR and Gareth Jones and about Gareth's role in exposing the tragic events in Soviet Ukraine in the spring of 1933.  We have lost a great friend in Siriol.  Nigel has decided to go ahead with his presentations in Washington, D.C. before returning home. 

Nigel is sure his mother would have wanted him to continue to tell the story of the HOLODOMOR and Gareth Jones, a story Siriol and Nigel have dedicated so much time and effort to over the past years. Our sincere condolences to Nigel and the family.  Siriol and Nigel have made a great contribution to the efforts to tell the world about the Holodomor.  I first discovered the website they created in the year 2000, www.GarethJones.org and contacted them.  We started working together and I quickly passed the word around about their discovery of Gareth's historical documents and their work in creating the website.  We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their outstanding work. Morgan

EVENT 2.  GARETH JONES: A MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Presentation by Nigel Colley, "Gareth Jones: A Man Who Knew Too Much"; November 21, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF); One Thomas Circle NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) in cooperation with the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC) invites you to meet Nigel Colley and to attend his presentation 'Gareth Jones: A Man Who Knew Too Much', followed by a reception. Nigel Colley is a great nephew of Gereth Jones; editor of  www.GarethJones.org, and publisher of 'More Than a Grain of Truth: The Biography of Gareth Richards Vaughan Jones'.  The presentation will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011 at the offices of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) in Washington, D.C.

In 1933, Gareth Jones was a young investigative journalist who risked his life and reputation to take on Stalin and Walter Duranty to expose a man-made famine in Ukraine that killed countless millions. Jones was only 28 years old when he went to Moscow as a stringer and defied Soviet censors and military to trek into Ukraine, visiting ghost town after ghost town, interviewing survivors and other witnesses. In 2009, Cambridge University produced a successful exhibit of Jones diaries, covered here by The Times of London.

RSVP: please contact Oksana Yakovenko at  oksana@usukraine.org. or (202) 223-2228.  Space is limited.