Public opinion in the West has been shocked of late by the revelations throwing light on the murder of the outstanding Ukrainian nationalist Leader, Stepan Bandera, by a Soviet Russian secret agent in Munich, Germany, on 15th October, 1959. The agent, Bohdan Stashynsky, received the Order of the Red Banner from the hands of the then chief of the Russian security police, Alexander Shelepin, for this crime carried out with the aid of a poison pistol. There is no doubt that, in issuing the order to assassinate Bandera, Shelepin acted with the knowledge and approval of the Leadership of the central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the Soviet Government and its head, Nikita Khrushchov. Thus, Nikita Khrushchov carries direct responsibility for this perfidious murder. Stashynsky has since defected to the West, in August, 1961, and confessed to the murder, for he feared that his masters would try to wipe out the traces of the crime by liquidating him, too.

Two other prominent leaders of the Ukrainian national liberation movement have been murdered in a similar manner by Moscow's agents in recent decades. Seven revolver shots fired by the Russian agent, Schwarzbart, in Paris on May 25th, 1926, killed Symon Petlura, exiled President of the Ukrainian National Republic and Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the period of the Liberation War 1917-1921, when Ukraine fought for her national freedom and independence against the overwhelming forces of red and white Russian imperialists. A parcel bomb which exploded in the hands of Evhen Konovalets, the fearless Leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, in Rotterdam, Holland, on May 23rd, 1938, was sent to him by Moscow's killers through one of their secret agents, Valyukh. At that time, it should be noted, Nikita Khrushchov was First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, i.e. the highest-ranking lieutenant of Stalin in that country.

Murder, cunning, cruelty and deceit characterise the history of Russia from its very beginnings until the present day. Like the Russian Tsars in the past, the modern tyrants ruling the "paradise of workers, peasants and toiling intelligentsia" have been constantly trying to extend their huge dominion by means of treachery, disregard for law and the use of lies, to other countries, and to keep their prison of nations together by means of terror, mass deportations, forced labour, executions and assassinations.

In this respect Russian historical epochs bear close resemblance. The same principle as prevailed at the time of Ivan the Terrible and Catherine II has been valid in the most recent period under Lenin, Stalin and the allegedly liberalising Khrushchov, the hangman of Ukraine, now slily smiling, now menacingly growling.

This book offers three small, but nevertheless important, segments from current history. The reader, if he so wishes, may be able to get a deeper insight into the events and methods of suppression, practised by the "saviours of the proletariat" and the "Liberators of the colonial peoples," in Ukraine from the documentary report entitled "Russian Oppression in Ukraine," which has just been published. Some articles contained tn this little book have been taken from that detailed report.

It is hoped that this abridged version will make it easier for the reader to see through the deception manoeuvres of the Soviet lying propaganda in its attempt to veil the guilt of the Moscow accomplices in the murder of Bandera, on the eve of the trial, of the actual perpetrator of the crime.