MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. Russia is remembering the victims of political repression on Thursday. Remembrance ceremonies are taking place across the nation, with lists of those shot in 1937-1938 being read out. At some Russian schools and universities special “remembrance classes” have been arranged and the few surviving witnesses of those tragic events invited to share reminiscences with the younger generation.
While the country’s authorities have long condemned Stalinist crimes in very certain terms Russian society’s attitude to those tragic events of national history and the key figures that embody them, Joseph Stalin first and foremost, remains mixed.