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Moscow to commemorate victims of political repressions

October 26, 2011, 18:09 UTC+3
Participants in the commemoration act titled "Recalling the Names" will read out the names of all those executed by firing squads in Moscow in the 1930s-1950s
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MOSCOW, October 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow will commemorate the victims of political repressions on October 29, on the eve of Day of Remembrance of the victims of political repressions. The commemoration act will be held at the notorious Solovetsky stone on Lubyanka square.

Participants in the commemoration act titled "Recalling the Names" will read out the names of all those executed by firing squads in Moscow in the 1930s-1950s, Chairman of the Memorial Board Arseny Roginsky told a press conference in Moscow.

According to the Memorial data, a total of 40, 000 people were executed in Moscow in the period of Stalinist repressions. Russian ombudsman Vladimir Lukin declared he would go to the Solovetsky Stone on the commemoration day.

On October 30 a meeting will be held near the Solovetsky Stone at noon followed by a public meeting in the building of the Moscow government scheduled to begin at 2.00 pm. Survivors of the Stalinist repressions will take part in both events.

The victims of Stalinist repressions whose status was officially confirmed number 26, 200 in Moscow now, the Memorial Chief said. According to the Memorial data, direct victims of Stalinist repressions in the former Soviet Union numbered almost 12 million.

 

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