“Restoring the Names”, 2017

“From 10 am to 10 pm on Sunday, 29 October, we shall be reading out the names of the victims of political repression here in Moscow,” announces an item on the Restoring the Names page on Facebook. “The Memorial Society has organised this event for ten years, ever since 2007. One after another, people will get up and read from the list. Yet thus far we have barely read half of the names of  the 40,000 people executed in and around Moscow during the pre-war period.”

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Government unlikely to attend Day of Remembrance

In a letter to Artur Parfyonchikov, the chairman of the Presidential Human Rights Council, Mikhail Fedotov, has requested that the acting head of the Karelian Republic support the idea of holding yearly commemoratove gatherings on 5 August to mark the beginning of the Great Terror. It is the 80th anniversary of that tragic event this year. It is unlikely that the Government of Karelia will be present at such an event, since it is already taking part in official commemorative events on 30 October. The site of mass burials at Sandarmokh was uncovered in 1997. [Summary]

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