Action in memory of victims of political repression “Return of names” takes place in Moscow at the Solovetsky stone. Participants read the names, surname, profession and date of execution of the repressed in the years of Soviet power.
The campaign will run until 22:00 GMT. Anyone can get from the organizers a list of the repressed with a few names and read them, reports TASS.
According to the society “memorial”, in 1937-1938, only in Moscow was shot more than 30 thousand people. In General, in these years the Soviet Union shot 725 thousand people. The exact number of victims of political repression is still unknown.
In the morning, in the action took part the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova, the Chairman of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov, and ex-Ombudsman, a member of the Council of Federation Vladimir Lukin. The first names of the victims read out Moskalkova. In this capacity, she participated in the ceremony.
“It’s always a lot of pain. But you need to find the courage to implement public repentance for the atrocities that were carried out by the authorities in the years of repression, – TASS said the Ombudsman. And it is always a warning to other generations, young law enforcement officers that never lie and a departure from the law and conscience do not go in vain”.
The event is held for the tenth time on the eve of Day of memory of victims of political repression. As notes “Interfax”, for the first time since 2007, the international “memorial” conducts this commemorative campaign funds from a crowdfunding campaign.
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