Soviet prisoners of war were not buried in Sandarmokh, according to information held by Finland’s National Archive.Continue reading
Reads the placard to the left … “This is our cenotaph,” (reads the placard on the right).Continue reading
Memorial observers monitor the activities of the Russian Military History SocietyContinue reading
New excavations are underway at the Sandarmokh Clearing in Karelia which holds the last remains of thousands of victims of the Great Terror of 1937-1938, writes Halya Coynash.
Any pretence that the excavations by a body linked to the Russian Minister of Culture are not aimed at rewriting history has been dispelled by a letter from the Karelian Ministry of Culture. This openly questions the internationally-recognized fact that the mass graves are of victims of the Terror, and, since this “damages Russia’s international image”, asks for another hypothesis, unbacked by any documentary proof, to be “investigated”.Continue reading