The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies seeks a firm to create a global awareness campaign for the Holodomor, the terror-famine waged in 1932-1933 by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to crush the Ukrainian independence movement.

Stalin implemented harsh quotas on Ukrainian grain producing areas to feed people living in cities elsewhere throughout the Soviet Union. It was part of his rapid industrialization drive.

The United Nations in 2003 estimated 7 to 10 million Ukrainians starved to death due to Stalin’s policies. Twenty five countries signed that document.

The European Parliment in 2006 defined the Holodomor as a genocide against the Ukrainian people waged by the Soviet government.

The CIUS is part of Canada’s University of Alberta

It is seeking bids from firms “with sufficient capacity and demonstrated experience on successfully developing global campaigns focusing on social justice in order to design a powerful and effective Holodomor Awareness Campaign that will achieve widespread public awareness of the Holodomor genocide,” according to the RFP.

Deadline for responses is Jan. 13 at the University of Alberta’s portal.

Read the RFP (PDF).