Important Stories. The Russian Army in Ukraine is accused of destroying archives on Soviet and Nazi crimes [Spektr.press]

Soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht during a joint parade in Polish Brest on 22 September 1939. Source: WikiMedia Commons 4 December 2023 Russian soldiers are destroying or stealing…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘We are drifting into the Stalinist era.’ Dissident Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression, and the hunger strike protest [Spektr.Press]

31 October 2023 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.Press On October 30, Russia is reviving a tradition that even 20 years back seemed like it belonged in textbooks on USSR history.…

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The Deportation of the Crimean Tatars – 79 Years ago

18 May 2023  Source: Perm Centre for Historical Memory For the anniversary on 18 May, Aleksandr Murtazaev, a Memorial volunteer, talks about the deportation of Crimean Tatars and his own…

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‘Word of the New Martyrs.’ Letters from the White Sea-Baltic Canal

11 May 2023 Source: Perm Centre for Historical Memory In a video project about the persecution of the Church in the 20th century, students read letters from those who suffered…

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This time, though, we are leaving something else—a piece from our (now seized) office with the Memorial logo.

Katyn: April 2023

11 May 2023 Source: Perm Centre for Historical Memory Every April we try to go to the Katyn memorial complex in Smolensk Oblast to remember the Polish prisoners of war…

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Vera Vasilieva: A letter from Yury Dmitriev

14 November 2022 by Vera Vasilieva Source: Facebook I received a letter from Yury Alekseevich Dmitriev dated 24 October which struck me deeply by the contrast between its contents and…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: No one could have imagined ‘37 coming in the guise of ‘41

20 October 2022 Aleksandr Cherkasov, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] For a long time and at great length,…

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